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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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5778 Adult Ed - Soul Collage with Susan Richards

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Sun, 10/22/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

In this season when our hearts are most open, the cards we make reveal to us who and where we are in this new year.  Intuitively chosen visual images can be both pithy and surprising, and a nonverbal creative way to consolidate and reflect what we have learned through all the High Holidays.

Mishkan POWER Core Team Meeting

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 6:30pm

5778 Adult Ed - Let It Rise:Challah Baking

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Thu, 10/26/2017 - 6:30pm

Join seasoned challah-makers Elissa Goldberg and Anndee Hochman to learn a generaltions-old family challah recipe; practice mixing, braiding and baking; learn a bit of challah history and ritual.  Come to the class with a large mixing bowl; return home with a freshly baked mini-challah and dough ready for an overnight refrigerator slow-rise so you can braid and bake a full-size loaf in time for Shabbat (Mishkan's Village Kabbalat Shabbat is on the 27th!) 

Village Shabbat

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Fri, 10/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Enjoy a nice Shabbat meal and good conversation with friends.  Choose a location and let your hosts know you are coming!

Hosts: Lisa & Alan Tuttle, Anndee Hochman & Elissa Goldberg, Ed & Jackie Jonas, Harriet Dichter & John Schapiro, Jessie & Scott Diamon, Linsey Will & Bill Burdick.

Sign up here. 

Torah Study - Lech Lecha

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Sat, 10/28/2017 - 9:00am

Shabbat Service - Bat Mitzvah - Rosie Segal Taranta with Rabbi Yael

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Sat, 10/28/2017 - 10:00am

Men of Mishkan

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 7:00pm

Of Interest

First Village Shabbat of the New Year!

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Enjoy a nice Shabbat meal and good conversation with friends.  Choose a location and let your hosts know you are coming!

Hosts: Lisa & Alan Tuttle, Anndee Hochman & Elissa Goldberg, Ed & Jackie Jonas, Harriet Dichter & John Schapiro, Jessie & Scott Diamon, Linsey Will & Bill Burdick.

Sign up here. 

Study, Reflect, Create: Lifelong Learning Registration is Open!

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New topics & teachers join our roster of classic courses & cherished leaders: Click here for full details on classes & registration.

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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#ThatsMyRabbi Shawn Zevit plays in the band for Rev. Dr. William Barber's touring Revival! What a night of lively music, righteous testimony and heartfelt call for justice. Enjoy this and more by clicking here.

Mishkan In the News

Jewish Exponent: Rabbi Shawn discussed the tradition of building a sukkah

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Theatre of Witness' new program highlighted on Shabbat Shuvah

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Philadelphia Inquirer: We welcome new tenants: Private high school for Philly kids in foster care

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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

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Rabbi Shawn's Blog

This New Jewish Year: We Lift Our Eyes to Each Other and to the World

by Rabbi Shawn Zevit

Shalom and welcome back from Summer to the Jewish rhythms of a new year. This year is 5778 in the Jewish calendar. Every Hebrew letter also has a numerical value. The New Year 5778 reveals the Hebrew letters ayin and het.  Ayin can represent the first letter in the words einayim/eyes and het can lead to hayyim/ life. Keeping our Eyes/Focus on what will sustain and bring forward life, aliveness!

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