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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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Tue, 09/17/2019 - 7:15pm

Hebrew School

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:00pm

Food For Thought

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:00pm

Board Meeting

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shawn

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:30pm

Torah Study

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 9:00am

Shabbat Service with Rabbi Shawn

Sat, 09/21/2019 - 10:00am

Of Interest

It's time! Register for school!

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There are multiple benefits to completing your enrollment early: you get it done and reduces the need for Mishkan staff to follow up with you. You know autumn will be here before you know it! Click here to get started.

Celebrate the New Year Us

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We invite you to celebrate the New Year with us at services held at Mishkan Shalom and at the Haverford School. As always, our doors are open wide, tickets are not required but donations are welcome. Click here for more information about the High Holy Days at Mishkan Shalom, including resources that can help you internally prepare for the New Year. 

Renew Your Ties To Our Beloved Community: Renew Your Membership in Mishkan Shalom!

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Find full details, online & downloadable registration forms & payment options for Membership Renewal & New Member Registration and Congregational School Registration.

New to Mishkan? Thinking about joining? Here's a great place to start: Mishkan grounds us in divine presence and shared purpose writes Board President Ellen Tichenor. Read Ellen's letter, learn more about our community, find quick links and contact information. We look forward to welcoming you to Mishkan Shalom.

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.

Mishkan In the News

Jewish Exponent: Rabbi Shawn discussed the tradition of building a sukkah


Philadelphia Inquirer: Theatre of Witness' new program highlighted on Shabbat Shuvah


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


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

5780: A New Jewish Year, A New Jewish Decade

Shalom and welcome back from summer to the Jewish rhythms of a new year. 

This Rosh Hashanah we enter into a new Jewish decade. We welcome 5780 and the possibilities of a grand, transformative new beginning. With gematria, the mystical practice of transforming numbers into Hebrew letters, 5780 highlights the letter pei (also representing the number 80). Pei is also a word that literally means mouth and focuses our attention on the power of words. 

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