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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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Healing Circle with Rabbi Phyllis Berman & Andrea Madden

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Join us for a monthly healing circle at Mishkan Shalom -- a call for Refuah Sheleima, complete healing -- led by Rabbi Phyllis Berman and Andrea Madden. 

Torah Study

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service

Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:30am

Mah Jongg

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 7:00pm

7 PM: Rosh Chodesh-Kabbalat Shabbat Service

Fri, 09/02/2016 - 7:00pm

Torah Study

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 9:30am

Shabbat Service

Sat, 09/03/2016 - 10:30am

Of Interest

High Holy Days at Mishkan Shalom

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We welcome all who wished to share the many blessings of the Yamim Nora'im, the Days of Awe, this fall. We are proud to continue our tradition of opening our doors wide during this sacred season of prayer and reflection as we do not require tickets.  This year, strength and movement/action invite us to engage with our deepest valus and step forward as we work toward change and tikkun olam.

Lifelong Learning: What's Next?

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Our Lifelong Learning Committee is gearing-up for next year. What's on your learning agenda? Is there a course you'd like to take? A course you'd like to teach? Contact Lifelong Learning Committee Chair Jennifer Coburn with your ideas! Learn more about our Lifelong Learning offerings here.

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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New photo exhibit‬ opening: "From the Old Jim Crow to the New;" video of One Book Mishkan's civil rights panel; members' stories and more: Enjoy by clicking here.

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

Mishkan In the News

 Jewish Exponent: Freedom Summer’s Power Still Captivates, Inspires in New Exhibition at Mishkan Shalom


 Jewish Exponent: Local Luminaries Attend White House Chanukah Events


 Jewish Exponent: At Human Rights Shabbat, Their Aim Is T’ruah


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Rabbi Shawn's Blog

Shavuot: Revelation 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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