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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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PLEASE NOTE: We are having difficulty with our phones at this time. If you need assistance, please contact our office manager, Maria Paranzino at maria@mishkan.org. Thank you!

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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POWER: Children Demand Justice! Rally in Harrisburg, Capitol Steps

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Tue, 06/28/2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
 

POWER has been going to Harrisburg every Tuesday to demand fair and adequate funding for our public schools. The culmination will be on June 28, two days before the budget deadline, when POWER and its educational allies will have a huge gathering in Harrisburg to call on the general assembly to pass a budget that provides $400 million in new education funding.

Since school is out, we are urging children and their parents to come.

JOIN THE MISHKAN CONTINGENT!

Torah Study

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Sat, 07/02/2016 - 9:30am

Please join us on the third floor, in the Library, as we engage with the text and share our knowledge and questions with each other.

Shabbat Morning Service with Rivka Jarosh & Elsie Kramer

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Sat, 07/02/2016 - 10:30am

Join us for the first of our Summer Shabbat Services, led by members of the community, including member rabbis and Rabbis Shawn Zevit and Yael Levy.

Come, delight in the Sabbath with your community.

Dwell in the peace of Shabbat.

Torah Study with Rabbi Yael Levy

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Sat, 07/09/2016 - 9:30am

Please join us on the third floor, in the Library, as we engage with the text and share our knowledge and questions with each other.

A Way In Shabbat Morning Mindfulness Service & Lunch with Rabbi Yael Levy

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Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:30am

Mindfulness Shabbat services are a unique weaving together of meditation and music with Jewish liturgy and texts. Led by Rabbi Yael Levy, they are held twice a month on a staggered schedule.

A Torah service and teaching focuses on the call of the week's portion or

Special Needs Parents Meeting

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 7:00pm

Men of Mishkan

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Mon, 07/11/2016 - 7:00pm

Men of Mishkan provides an opportunity to meet, know and be known by an amazing group of men in a structured and authentic environment. Not your father's "Brotherhood," but a Reconstructed version using tools of "Jewish Mens' Work," with greater emphasis on authenticity, spiritual support and meaningfulness.

We meet every other Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For exact dates, see Mishkan's calendar.

All men -- members and prospective members -- are welcome to join us. Check us out!

Feel free to contact our coordinators if you have questions: Mark Heller, Marc Jacobs

Of Interest

Standing Together with Broken Hearts: Radical Love Antidote for Radical Hate

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Rabbi Shawn writes: "Praying for the souls of the dead, the support for the survivors and their families and the courage to press forward with gun control in this country." He joined in writing: "POWER believes strongly that radical love is the antidote for radical hate. Islamaphobia is not an answer. The man who committed these acts of violence and terror was inspired by a hateful ideology. This tragedy is a reminder of the work we must do to organize for policies that will reduce violence.

"Shabbat Under the Stars" This Friday, 6/17, 7:30 p.m., with Rabbi Shawn

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Let us comfort each other as we gather for Shabbat. Come at 5:45 p.m. for Community Potluck Dinner. Then welcome Shabbat in a soulful, musical Kabbalat Shabbat service "Under the Stars," in our lovely amphitheatre.

POWER: Children Demand Justice! Rally in Harrisburg, Capitol Steps, Tues., 6/28

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Parents: Bring the Kids!

POWER has been going to Harrisburg every Tuesday to demand fair and adequate funding for our public schools. The culmination will be on June 28, two days before the budget deadline, when POWER and its educational allies will have a huge gathering in Harrisburg to call on the general assembly to pass a budget that provides $400 million in new education funding.

JOIN THE MISHKAN CONTINGENT!

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

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 Jewish Exponent: Local Luminaries Attend White House Chanukah Events

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 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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