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Mishkan Shalom Social Action

Mishkan Shalom

is an activist, spiritual, community of Jews committed to Avodah (Prayer), Torah (Study) and G'milut Hasadim/Tikkun Olam (Acts of Caring/Repair of the World).

 

Sanctuary at Congregation Mishkan Shalom

Avodah/Prayer

In our community there are many different ways of understanding God as we explore Jewish spiritual living. Our synagogue is a safe place to share our faith and doubt, a place where we can ask questions and learn from one another as we seek to balance tradition and innovation.

Rabbi Kevin Hale working on a Torah

Torah/Study

Our study of Torah, Jewish history and culture, as well as universal teachings, enables us to pursue a just world. We learn that our obligation is not only to act, but to realize how much is in our power to change.

Rabbi Shawn Zevit with Pedro and others

G’milut Hasadim/
Tikkun Olam

Acts of Caring/
Repair of the World

We commit to compassionate support for each other and to being a voice for Tikkun Olam.

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Welcome to Mishkan Shalom

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PLEASE NOTE: We are having difficulty with our phones at this time. If you need assistance, please contact our office manager, Maria Paranzino at maria@mishkan.org. Thank you!

We are a dynamic, diverse, progressive and inclusive Jewish community with an outstanding Congregational School, an array of adult education opportunities, a dynamic teen program, our Celebrations! program for children with special needs, A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness, a community of Tikkun Olam activists and more. All who share our Statement of Principles are warmly welcomed to join us. For more information, please contact our rabbis and office staff.

Below are highlights of upcoming services and programs. For our complete schedule, please see the calendar. For the latest from our rabbis, staff and members, check out Kol Shalom, our monthly newsletter.

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Torah Study

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Sat, 05/28/2016 - 9:00am

Please join us on the third floor, in the Library, as we engage with the text and share our knowledge and questions with each other.

Celebrations!

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Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:00am

Celebrations! is a family education program for children with special needs, their parents & siblings. This innovative program creates opportunities for families to experience Shabbat and holidays together and for children with disabilities to have Jewish educational experiences designed for their learning needs.

Shabbat Morning Service Led By Julie Benioff

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Sat, 05/28/2016 - 10:00am

Come, delight in the Sabbath with RRC Rabbinic Intern Julie Benioff and your community.

Mitzvah Menshes

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Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:00pm

Mitzvah Menshes is a social and social action program for young adults (ages approx. 18 – 30) with special needs. Mitzvah Menshes meets monthly on Saturday evenings and features dinner, Havdalah and a mitzvah project. Contact Gabby Kaplan-Mayer to register.

Site Stewards: Weed & Wine Gathering

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Wed, 06/01/2016 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Please, come help us get ready for summer!

Bring gardening gloves, gardening tools, food and/or drink to share.

All are invited!

Questions? Contact Elissa Goldberg

Weekend in the Woods

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Fri, 06/03/2016 - 5:00pm - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 4:00pm

Members and friends of Mishkan Shalom convene at beautiful Camp JRF in the Poconos for a wonderful weekend with old friends and new.

Rabbi Shawn leads outdoor Shabbat services & study & a campfire sing-a-long. There's time for quiet enjoyment in nature and plenty of activities to choose from: Jewelry-making & other crafts, hiking, biking, swimming & boating, talent show and more.

There's Still Time to Register! Don't miss Mishkan's amazing Weekend in the Woods! Members, friends and prospective members all welcome! Click here for full details and REGISTER TODAY!

Kabbalat Shabbat Service Led By Julie Benioff

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Fri, 06/03/2016 - 7:30pm

Let go of the week.

Come and welcome Shabbat with RRC Rabbinic Intern Julie Benioff and your community.

Of Interest

Lifelong Learning: Classes Continue What Shall We Study Next?

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While Lifelong Learning classes continue through June, the committee is gearing-up for next year. What's on your learning agenda? Is there a course you'd like to take? A course you'd like to teach? Contact Lifelong Learning Committee Chair Jennifer Coburn with your ideas! Learn more about our Lifelong Learning offerings here.

Sounds of Peace & Justice: Triumphant Multicultural Musical Event: Watch for Video on our YouTube Channel!

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Our mulitfaith musical community reunited for another amazing evening of celebratory songs and inspiring stories of peace and justice. Once again, we experienced the oneness of shared faiths, peace-makers and justice-shapers with music that made our hearts soar! See links to performer's sites and watch for links to video of this beautiful eveining.

Weekend in the Woods June 3 - 5 There's Still Time to Register!

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Don't miss Mishkan's amazing Weekend in the Woods! Members, friends and prospective members all welcome! Click here for full details and REGISTER TODAY!

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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New photo exhibit‬ opening: "From the Old Jim Crow to the New;" video of One Book Mishkan's civil rights panel; members' stories and more: Enjoy by clicking here.

Rabbis & Rabble-Rousers: Mishkaners Working to Repair the World

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Rabbi Shawn and POWER clergy at Mayor Nutter's press conference in support of the Al Aqsa Mosque

Mishkan In the News

 Jewish Exponent: Freedom Summer’s Power Still Captivates, Inspires in New Exhibition at Mishkan Shalom

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 Jewish Exponent: Local Luminaries Attend White House Chanukah Events

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 Jewish Exponent: At Human Rights Shabbat, Their Aim Is T’ruah

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Rabbi Shawn's Blog

Shavuot: Revelation and Release

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“The Torah was given in public, openly in a free place. For had the Torah been given in Eretz Yisrael, the Israelites could have said to the nations of the world, “You have no share in it.” But now that it was given in the wilderness publicly and openly in a place that is free for all, everyone who wishing to accept it could…

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