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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

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 9:00am

Shabbat Service on Zoom RSVP for zoom links to Rabbi Shawn: rabbishawn@mishkan.org

Sat, 11/26/2022 - 10:00am

Spiritual Direction with Meredith Barber

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 8:00am

Mah Jongg

Mon, 11/28/2022 - 7:00pm

Executive Committee Meeting

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 9:00am

Restorative Meditation with Abby Ruder

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 4:00pm

Spiritual Life Committee Meeting

Tue, 11/29/2022 - 6:00pm

Of Interest

Join Us

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We have updated this page! Please click here to visit our JOIN page.

Read Our New Covenant For Re-Gathering

CONGREGATION MISHKAN SHALOM:

GUIDELINES FOR GATHERING IN PERSON

Effective Since 12/1/2021, Updated 4/6/2022

We are thrilled to be re-gathering both online and in person. Mishkan's Hashiveynu Committee has updated our covenant for in-person services and programming. We will continue to offer hybrid and online services for those who are unable to attend in person. All congregants and their guests must agree to this covenant to ensure the health and safety of all.

Registration and attendance for any in-person gathering requires agreeing to the following covenant:

Mishkan In the News

 

Philadelphia Inquirer: We welcome new tenants: Private high school for Philly kids in foster care

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Fabulous News: Mishkan@ 30 Campaign Update

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We did it! We have gone beyond $965,000 in pledges! (Can you imagine if we get to $1 million?) THANK YOU to all our donors. We are still scheduling conversations and thank you all for prompt payments. Click here to learn how your contribution has benefited our community or to make a payment.

Live & Learn with Rabbi Shawn and Guests

 In this Live and Learn series, Rabbi Shawn Zevit enters conversations with a number of Mishkan members. It enables us to learn Jewish perspectives on a variety of topics, and know the personal journeys of members of our community. The conversations explore their work in the world as it relates to our core Statement of Principles, with a particular focus on themes of racial and climate justice. For those of you who were not able to join us, we are sharing selections from the 2020-2021 episode

Click here for additional Life Long Learning Adult Education Programs

Mishkan Leadership Plans for 5782 and Beyond

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Mishkan’s Board of Directors and Rabbi Shawn gathered at Historic Rittenhouse Town for a retreat in late July. They discussed priorities for 5782 and the years ahead. Rabbi Shawn set the tone for the retreat with an explanation of the significance of the High Holidays as ushering in a Shmitah year. Rabbi explains that this is ".... a year to step back, let go, rebalance, and reconsider, both in our congregational life and in our personal lives."

Suggestions for Reading from the Library Committee

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Looking to explore issues of current interest? Delve a bit more deeply into certain topics? Just dabble in a few short stories? Lose yourself in a novel or memoir? Here's an array of suggestions for what to read next!

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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Enjoy video snippets of Rivka Jarosh's big night. #ThatsMyRabbi Shawn Zevit plays in the band for Rev. Dr. William Barber's touring Revival! What a lively night of righteous testimony and heartfelt call for justice! Enjoy this and more: Click 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

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Rabbi Shawn's Blog

ELUL MUSING

Hindsight-Insight-Foresight

By Rabbi Shawn Zevit
 

 

Shalom and welcome back from the summer into the season of individual return and communal consciousness-raising! We are re-gathering under ongoing shape-shifting circumstances, thankfully in larger numbers in person more frequently, and on-line for services and programs as the New Jewish Year brings us together again. We have, with creativity and commitment, found safe and creative ways to rejoice together, thanks to our member volunteers technical skill and gift of time

 

Each of us have had discoveries and losses, breakthroughs and dissolutions, moments of isolation and meaningful connections. Having lost my beloved mother, Sheila, this past year who became one of our first “online friends” in this digital age, and my father, Les the year before, Simcha and I thank you all so much for your caring support in the wake of their deaths. We will continue to encircle each other with love and support through our Acts of Caring/Gemilut Hasadim, for to be in a covenantal community with each other means being there at peak moments, and the everyday sacred opportunities across the unfolding of time. 

 

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