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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


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


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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Mah Jongg

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Thu, 07/27/2017 - 7:00pm

Torah Study - Shabbat Hazon with Rabbi Arthur Waskow

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Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:30am

Come join us for a compelling conversation about this week's Torah portion in the library.

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Rabbi Phyllis Berman

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:30am

Spiritual Life Committee Meeting at Rabbi Shawn's Home

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 6:00pm

Tisha B'Av

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00pm

Join together at the home of Rabbis Shawn and Simcha for a Tish'ah b'Av study and chanting of Eicha (Lamentations). Please RSVP to Rabbi Shawn directly: 

Torah Study

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Tsurah August and Shoshana Bricklin

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:30am

Of Interest

Shabbat Services in the Summer

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A different 'flavor' is introduced into Shabbat morning services during the summertime, which begin at 10:30 in the third floor chapel, following Torah study at 9:30am in the 3rd floor Library. Starting on Saturday, 7/1/17, different member rabbis and lay leaders of the synagogue lead services, with just a couple of exceptions when Rabbi Shawn or Rabbi Yael lead. Come participate in a great opportunity  to experience services in a variety of creative options this summer.

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


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


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


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

Building on a Year of Growth

“For the sake of the Oneness of all Life, I stand here, ready in body and mind, to take upon myself the mitzvah, “You shall love your fellow human being as yourself (Lev. 19), and may I love and be open to all people, beings and the earth itself- and by this merit may I live each day.” (Kavannah introduced by the Kabbalists of Sfat, to be said before formal prayer and adapted by Rabbi Shawn Zevit, 2015)

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