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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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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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Summer Community Potluck Dinner & Open House

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Fri, 07/29/2016 - 5:45pm

Don't miss this special Summer Reunion Community Potluck Dinner & Open House preceeding a lively, musical, Kabbalat Shabbat Under the Stars, led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

Curious about Mishkan Shalom? What a fine way to meet our Rabbi and fellow Mishkaners and see if Mishkan could be your spiritual home. Come and delight in the Sabbath with us...all are welcome.

Raindrops? No problem, we just move inside.

Bring dairy/vegetarian dishes to share; fish is fine (no shellfish, please).

Prospective members welcome. Contact Marcy Boroff to learn more about Mishkan Shalom.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service Under the Stars with Rabbi Shawn Zevit

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Fri, 07/29/2016 - 7:30pm

Welcome Shabbat in a soulful, musical Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Shawn, "Under the Stars" in our lovely amphitheatre, following a special Summer Reunion Community Potluck Dinner & Open House.

Raindrops? No problem, we just move inside.

Curious about Mishkan Shalom? Meet our Rabbi and members and see if Mishkan could be your spiritual home. Come and delight in the Sabbath with us...all are welcome.

Contact Marcy Boroff to learn more about Mishkan Shalom.

Special Summer Lunch and Learn

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Sat, 07/30/2016 - 1:30pm

Join us for two opportunities to learn together with Rabbi Shawn and Rabbi Meryl Crean after services.  Rabbi Shawn will discuss Reconstructionist Responses to Questions (some) Jews Ask! with Rabbi Shawn and Rabbi Meryl will facilitate an exploration of the Hebrew language. 

Healing Circle with Rabbi Phyllis Berman & Andrea Madden

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Tue, 08/09/2016 - 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Join us for a monthly healing circle at Mishkan Shalom -- a call for Refuah Sheleima, complete healing -- led by Rabbi Phyllis Berman and Andrea Madden. With chant, contemplation, silence and sharing, we come together for a peaceful respite to hear and be heard in our own, or our loved ones', struggles with pain of body, of heart, of mind or of spirit.

We'll meet the second Tuesday evening of each month, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m. in Rabbi Shawn's office on the first floor. Join us to create together a community of support.

Torah Study

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shawn

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 10:30am

Torah Study

Sat, 08/06/2016 - 9:30am

Of Interest

March for a Clean Energy Revolution Sunday, July 24, Noon, City Hall

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Mishkan Shalom proudly endorses this march on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. We'll join thousands in demanding action to prevent climate catastrophe and shine a national spotlight on the need to ban fracking, keep fossil fuels in the ground, move away from dirty energy sources and quickly and justly transition to a 100% renewable energy future.

"Shabbat Under the Stars" Mark Your Calendars for Friday, 7/29, 7:30 p.m., with Rabbi Shawn Zevit

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Welcome Shabbat in a soulful, musical Kabbalat Shabbat service led by Rabbi Shawn, "Under the Stars" in our lovely amphitheatre, following a special Summer Reunion Community Potluck Dinner & Open House.

Lifelong Learning: What's Next?

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Our Lifelong Learning 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.

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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