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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 Hebrew 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.

Rabbi Yael Levy Named One of America's Most Inspiring Rabbis

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The Jewish Forward honors 28 spiritual leaders for connecting with Jews and strengthening Jewish communities.

Rich resources for a Mindfulness approach to the ancient Jewish practice of Counting the Omer found here: A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness.

Weekend in the Woods: Registration Open! Don't Miss Our Great Retreat!

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Register now for "an awesome weekend," our annual retreat in the green & lovely Pocono Mountains, coming right up May 30 - June 1. New, lower pricing this year! Get full details & registration information here.

Monthly Spiritual Direction Circle Shabbat Morning May 24...Join Us!

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HASHPA'AH: Jewish Spiritual Direction, is a process for exploring our connection with what we experience as sacred in our lives. Join us as we begin monthly spiritual direction circles at select Shabbatot, led by Andrea Madden, Meredith Barber & Rabbi Shawn Zevit.

POWER: Sign-up Now For Mishkan's Voter Engagement Campaign

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Thru May 16: Wed. night phone-bank; Sun. door-to-door outreach; data entry: Help get the word out about issues & get citizens to the polls on Election Day!

El Viaje de los Ninos/Journey of the Children Exhibit Continues Thru April

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Artist/activist Nora Litz gathered Mexican immigrant children to tell stories of their often harrowing journeys via dioramas, paintings & narrations.

Come see their work.

Yahrzeit Memorial Accepting Names

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Featuring beautiful, hand-crafted, amber glass tiles with the names of loved ones, the memorial has room to grow. See full description, photo of sample tiles & how to add the names of those whose memories you hold dear.

Our Memoir Cookbook: Last Call!

Members & friends: Don't miss your chance to be part of our delectable community project! Your memoirs, essays, stories, poems, photos, drawings & recipes will make this a collection to treasure! Details + Submit online here.

Great Space for Your Gatherings!

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A range of beautiful spaces for parties, events, meetings, workshops and conferences are available at great rates. Sunny office space also available. Learn more: or (215) 508-0226.

Mishkan's First Seventh Night Seder: Mystical Crossing of the Sea, April 20

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Come, let us journey together. Rabbi Shawn leads.

Mon., April 21, 10 a.m., Seventh Day Yontif (Yom Tov) service with Yizkor, Rabbis Shawn & Yael co-lead.

Details on Seventh Night Seder, Haggadah ordering & Passover resources here.

Rabbi Shawn's Installation Weekend: Coming Home to Wholeness

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Come Share in the Festivities: Installation & Reception, Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., and events all weekend. We greet Shabbat in our Mishkan Kadosh (Holy Home), formalize & celebrate our Brit Kehillah (Covenant) with Rabbi Shawn & "pray with our feet” in the Interfaith Walk for Peace & Reconciliation. Invitation, full details & donation opportunities here.

One Book Mishkan Spring Events: Jewish Sci-Fi Panel Discussion 4/19 Longing and (A Little) Laughter 5/3

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THE GOLEM AND THE JINNI: JEWISH SCIENCE FICTION: JEWISH? SCIENCE FICTION? Mishkaner Steve Newman convened our stellar panel: Todd Dashof, Pres., Phila. Science Fiction Society; Sally Wiener Grotta, award-winning journalist & author; Josh Lukin, noted interviewer of radical sci-fi writers & presenter at feminist sci-fi convention.

LONGING & (A LITTLE) LAUGHTER: AN EVENING OF JEWISH & ARABIC FOLK CULTURE Music, poetry, & more exploring themes of longing for home & homeland.

Adult Ed: Full Roster of Classes Begin April & May: Register Now!

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Ask questions, challenge assumptions, make friends, learn skills, explore your connection to Judaism, deepen your ties to nature & community. See Adult Ed brochure. Register now!

Celebrations! See Our New Video

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Serving families with children with special needs, we meet monthly for Shabbat prayers, developmentally-appropriate learning and lots of laughter! See our new video. Learn more!

Soul-Centered, Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: April 25; May 9: 7:30 PM

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Rabbi Shawn leads Kabbalat Shabbat bi-weekly, Fridays, 7:30 PM. Let go of the week; welcome the Sabbath. Engage with the text: Torah Study, 9:00 AM; Monthly Spiritual Direction Circle, 9:00 AM. Services 10:00 AM. Gather in community. Dwell in the peace of Shabbat.

Kids, Tots & Teens Rock at Mishkan!

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SCHOOL All welcome; meet our teachers; come visit after Passover break!

TOT SHABBAT 5/10 & 6/14: Calling all little ones (baby - 4) & their grown-ups for music, movement, challah & more.

TEENS & Parents: 4/23: Focus group...what's next?

Read Kol Shalom, Our Monthly Newsletter & See All Mishkan Offers:

Rabbi's letters, school news, programs & classes, social action updates & more in Kol Shalom.

Mishkan in the News

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WHYY's The Pulse features Mishkan's accompaniment of Pedro Romero; Chestnut Hill Local on "Area's New Rabbi" & Rabbi Shawn on POWER. Read all about it!

Return to the Home of Your Soul: An Invitation for Renewal and Return

Renew your connection to our community:          Return to the Home of Your Soul.

A spiritual leader with deep experience:                    Rabbi Shawn brings many gifts to Mishkan Shalom.

Our shared vision of sacred community:          Covenant of Leadership.

Do Your Kids Love Hebrew School? Ours Do!          Come visit and meet our teachers!

Thinking of joining?                                                       New concept for dues & online member registration.

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