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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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Weed and Wine

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Wed, 08/15/2018 - 6:00pm

Gather with us  at Mishkan for an evening Weed and Wine

If you are able to make it to any or all, please bring gloves and gardening tools and refreshments to share. Questions, contact Elissa Goldberg:

Special Hebrew School Reunion Shabbat

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:45pm - 8:00pm

Hebrew School families and friends young and old are invited to a Hebrew School reunion! Starting with a delicious potluck we will then gather for a short, kid-oriented Kabbalat Shabbat led by our teachers.  Bring friends looking for a vibrant school and synagogue community! See you there!


Torah Studywith Rabbi Yael

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Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:30am

A Way In Mindfulness Service with Rabbi Yael

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 10:30am

Torah Study with Rabbi Simcha Zevit

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Sat, 08/25/2018 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Simcha Zevit and Meredith Barber

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Sat, 08/25/2018 - 10:30am

Choir Rehearsal

Tue, 08/28/2018 - 7:15pm

Of Interest

Renew Your Ties To Our Beloved Community: Renew Your Membership in Mishkan Shalom!

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Find full details, online & downloadable registration forms & payment options for Membership Renewal & New Member Registration and Congregational School Registration. (Teen Program, Pathways to Confirmation, Celebrations! and Mitzvah Mensches registrations coming soon!)

Time to Sign up for Brit HaMishkan

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It's time to sign up for Brit Mishkan! What better way to celebrate a simcha, or remember a loved one, than in the warm, caring company of your Mishkan family? For this Brit HaMishkan, all member households are asked to select a date from our calendar of Shabbat services and host a Kiddush or potluck. Please choose a date and read all the details by clicking here.

Read Our Newsletter

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Each month, Kol Shalom, our monthly newsletter -- featuring articles by our rabbis, educators, leaders and committtees -- is lovingly produced by Mishkan members. Read what's happening at Mishkan Shalom: Click here to download the most recent issue.

We Welcome Our New Education Director, Rabbi Joysa Winter!

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Rabbi Joysa Winter is excited to become the new director of education at Mishkan Shalom. For R. Joysa, Jewish learning has always been at the heart and soul of her Jewish identity; she attended rabbinical school with the hope of one day becoming an ed director for a congregation, to help create lifelong learning opportunities for singles and families. R. Joysa taught 3rd grade at Mishkan Shalom in 2007 and loved the congregation's commitment to pluralism and belief in "praying with one's feet."

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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Enjoy the video snippets from Rivka Jarosh's retirement party. Then watch #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

Staying Engaged Year Round

This Jewish year 5778 is moving into the last quarter. Despite the sometimes daily assaults on Jewish and universal core values we hold dear, many of us have continued to engage in vital issues of our day --whether it is taking a stand for racial justice and challenging the undermining of our American institutions, or seeking ways of responding to the ever growing and appalling humanitarian crisis in Gaza and issues related to Israel and Palestine.

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