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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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Rosh Chodesh

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Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:00pm

The month of Sivan is entirely filled with the scent of Torah, since Torah is given at Sinai; this week before Shavuot we enter the wilderness at the foot of the mountain. The Torah has been called the Tree of Life; Sivan promises the ripening fruit of the trees.

Erev Shavuot at GJC

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Tue, 05/30/2017 - 8:00pm

This year we join with Germantown Jewish Centre, Tikkun Olam Havurah and Pnai Or to celebrate Shavuot together.  We will meet at GJC, 400 W. Ellet St in Philadelphia.

Read more about Shavuot by clicking here.

Adult Ed - Leadership for Living taught by Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Dr. Barry Dornfeld

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Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:30pm

Leaders aren’t just born; they’re created through reflection, learning and practice. This course will explore ideas and values on leadership from Jewish and other faith traditions. It aspires to help participants develop leadership skills, take up new roles in faith-based and other institutions and build stronger communities in all aspects of their lives.

Potluck followed by 7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat services with Rabbi Shawn Julie Benioff; Come celebrate soon-to-be Rabbi Julie Benioff in her last day with us after three

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Fri, 06/02/2017 - 5:45pm

All are welcome to join us for Community Potluck Dinner preceeding Kabbalat Shabbat Services led by Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

Bring dairy or vegetarian dishes to share (no shellfish, please).

Rejoice in our little ones! Come welcome Shabbat with us.

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shawn and Julie Benioff

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Fri, 06/02/2017 - 7:30pm

Let go of the week; welcome the Sabbath.

Dwell in the peace of Shabbat.

Weekend in the Woods

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Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:00pm

Come for all or part of our great retreat weekend! Rabbi Shawn and retreatniks, old and new, all look forward to welcoming you to Camp JRF, in the lush and lovely Pocono Mountains. Read what fellow Mishkaners have to say (“The retreat is one of the highlights of my year!") and find all registration information on our "Weekend in the Woods" page.

Weekend in the Woods

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Sat, 06/10/2017 (All day)

Come for all or part of our great retreat weekend! Rabbi Shawn and retreatniks, old and new, all look forward to welcoming you to Camp JRF, in the lush and lovely Pocono Mountains. Read what fellow Mishkaners have to say (“The retreat is one of the highlights of my year!") and find all registration information on our "Weekend in the Woods" page.

Of Interest

Weekend in the Woods June 9 - 11 Registration is Open!

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Don't miss Mishkan's amazing Weekend in the Woods! Members, prospective members, their family and friends are all welcome! Secure your housing choice: Click here for full details and REGISTER TODAY!

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

THE MONTH OF REVELATION AND COLLECTIVE SELF-DETERMINATION 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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