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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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Torah Study with Rabbinic Intern Claire Brunhild: Parasha Naso

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Sat, 05/26/2018 - 9:00am

Join us as Rabbinic Intern, Claire Brunhild leads us in text study of Parashat Naso.

Shabbat Service with Claire and Rabbi Phyllis Berman

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Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:00am

Office Closed - Memorial Day

Mon, 05/28/2018 (All day)

Meet and Share a Meal Together with Rabbi Brian Walt -Community Potluck

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 5:45pm

Join us as we begin our special weekend with a delicious, community potluck. As always, we are grateful for the delicous vegetarian and nut-free dishes we share together. 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Brian Walt, Rabbi Shawn and Rabbi Yael

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Fri, 06/01/2018 - 7:30pm

Welcome Shabbat with a Kabbalat Shabbat service and discussion: Ad Meah V’Esrim (A Full Life!)- Celebrating the Founding and Early Years of Mishkan Shalom

Torah Study - Beha'alotekha with Eugene Sotirescu

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Sat, 06/02/2018 - 9:00am

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shawn, Rabbi Yael and Rabbi Brian Walt

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Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am

Enjoy Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Shawn, Rabbi Yael and Rabbi Brian. We will be discussing: Building Our Mishkan-A Vision: Reflection on our Founding Statement of Principles, Judaism and Israel-Palestine.

Of Interest

Welcoming Rabbi Emeritus Brian Walt for Shabbat on June 1st - 2nd

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Join us for a joyous reunion with founding rabbi, Rabbi Brian Walt. Here is an overview of the time we will spend together:  MISHKAN SHALOM JOURNEY: THEN AND NOW

Friday June 1st
7:30 Kabbalat Shabbat service and discussion: Ad Meah V’Esrim (A Full Life!)- Celebrating the Founding and Early Years of Mishkan Shalom

Saturday, June 2nd
10am-noon- Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Shawn, Rabbi Yael and Rabbi Brian.Discussion: Building Our Mishkan-A Vision: Reflection on our Founding Statement of Principles, Judaism and Israel-Palestine.

Saturday Evening
7:30pm- At the Home of Lynne Iser and R. Mordechai Liebling. An Open Conversation with Rabbi Brian- song, conversation, Havdallah and desserts.

Weekend in the Woods June 8 - 10 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! Remember, if you can't come for the whole weekend, we still want you! Partial weekend option is available!

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.

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.

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

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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