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Mishkan Shalom
4101 Freeland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
215-508-0932 (fax)
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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.

Partnering with GJC & RRC to Offer Special Classes Sign-up Now!

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March 10: A Guide to Jewish Practice with Rabbi David Teutsch, at GJC April 1: Crime & Punishment in the USA from Multifaith Studies & Initiatives (RRC), at Mishkan. Full details & registration info. here.


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There's something for everyone: Celebrations! 3rd annual Sensory Friendly Purim; games, prizes and fun for all at the Joint Purim Carnival at Or Hadash; Community Celebration & Megillah Reading and more. Full details here...Let us make merry!

A Deeper Look at Race: Whiteness in a Multiracial World POSTPONED

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Watch for new date: Dr. Ali Michael, Mishkan member & author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness & Inquiry in Education, facilitates our discussion on "What Does it Mean to be White in a Multiracial World?"

Shabbat Family Program Returns March 21, 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Monthly Spiritual Direction Circle Shabbat Morning March 7

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

P.O.W.E.R.: Philadelphians Organized to Witness Empower & Rebuild

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We join faith communities throughout the region in working for a living wage; full, fair, funding for our State school system & racial justice. Learn more about upcoming campaigns & how to get involved.

Kids, Tots & Teens Rock at Mishkan!

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SCHOOL Looking for a Hebrew School your kids will love as much as you? Come visit, meet our teachers and Principal, Rivka Jarosh. New students welcome!

TOT SHABBAT 3/14 & 3/28: Calling all little ones (baby - 5) & their grown-ups for music, movement, challah & more.

TEENS Teen Programs with Rabbi Shawn & Rabbinic Intern Jake Adler, Teen Program Coordinator. See calendar for Noar Hadash: Teen Social Group & Food for Thought program dates.

Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof: Justice, Justice Shall You Pursue

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Add your actions & your voice to our Tikkun Olam efforts: Get details here: Tikkun Olam work at Mishkan Shalom.

Uherske Hradiste: Our Torah From This Lost Community

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We remember the Jews of Uherske Hradiste who perished in the Shoah. We received their rescued Torah at our founding. Learn more about this community, the Torah's history and how it came to Mishkan.

Yahrzeit Memorial: Light & Love Combine to Form Moving Tributes

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Featuring beautiful, hand-crafted, amber glass tiles with names of your loved ones. See full details, photo of sample tiles & how to add names of those whose memories you hold dear.

MEMBER'S CORNER: Everything You Need to Get Connected Right Here!

The View from the Leftern Wall: Moriel Rothman-Zecher Speaks Fri., 3/6

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American-Israeli writer, poet, non-violent anti-occupation activist and Israeli Army refusenik is hosted by RRC at a breakfast and at our Friday evening community potluck & Kabbalat Shabbat service. Details, links of interest and RSVP here.

Soulful, Musical Kabbalat Shabbat: Potlucks & Special Services 3/6 & 3/20

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Writer & activist Moriel Rothman-Zecher joins us, along with singer/musician Jesse Roemer (back by popular demand!) 3/6; Joint Rosh Chodesh Nisan & Kabbbalat Shabbat 3/20. Let go of the week; welcome the Sabbath. Potluck, 5:45 p.m.; services led by Rabbi Shawn, 7:30. Bring vegetarian & dairy dishes to share. Join us in celebrating the gift of community; dwell in the peace of Shabbat.

Adult Ed: Sure, You Can Dance! Great Fun for All Ages March 15, 1-3

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Two more Sundays; two more fabulous teachers show you all the right moves! Next up: Contemporary line dance & square dance. Instruction, time to rock your new moves, light fare & beverages all included. Sign-up now for 1, 2, or discount for all 3 sessions! Full details & registration on Adult Ed page.

A Way In: Mindfulness Shabbat, 3/14; Shavuot Retreat Registration Open

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Honored by The Jewish Forward as one of America's "Most Inspiring Rabbis," Rabbi Yael Levy leads weekly meditation sits, special Mindfulness services and "Standing at Sinai," her 7th annual Shavuot Retreat in New Mexico. Learn here about her online series Cycles of Jewish Time and more, offered by A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Organization.

Celebrations! Monthly Shabbat & Sensory-Friendly Holiday Events

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Join us for our monthly Shabbat service and holiday events. Celebrations! is designed for families who have children with special needs but is an inclusive setting welcoming all. See our video. Learn more!

Theatre of Witness: Bearing Witness to Stories of Suffering, Transformation & Peace Sun., 3/29, 4 - 6 p.m.

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Join Teya Sepinuck, Founder & Artistic Director of Theatre of Witness, for an inspiring multi-media program of life stories from her work creating original testimonial theater with those whose stories haven’t been heard in society.

Sounds of Justice & Peace

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Mishkan Shalom's Annual Fundraiser

Saturday Nite, Feb. 28th

Reception: 6:00 p.m. Concert: 7:30 p.m.

Create unity...celebrate diversity! Singers from the Masjidullah Mosque join Rabbi Shawn Zevit, the City Lights Church Band, Makelat Micha’el: Mishkan's Choir, Rabbi Micah Becker-Klein, Hazzan Jack Kessler and others in this very special evening of song and story. Full details here. ORDER TICKETS HERE.

Honoring the Future Climate Change Exhibit Continues Through March

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Artists Peter Handler & Paula Winokur harness the power of art to educate, empower and engage the public on climate change. Exhibit free & open to the public; January 30 - March 30, 2015. Learn more here.

Read Rabbi Shawn's Israel Triplog

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Rabbis Shawn & Simcha Zevit just returned from an intensive visit with peace & justice partners in Israel. Triplog, photos & links here.

Rabbi Shawn Leads Mishkan Community Thru Shmita Year

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Read Rabbi Shawn Zevit's Letter to the Mishkan Community on this sabbatical year, joining hearts and hands with the wider Jewish community in an unprecedented effort of "Re-Imagining Society and Renewing Jewish Life."

Join us Shabbat Mornings: Torah Study & Services

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Services led by Rabbis Shawn and Yael, and new Rabbinic Intern Julie Benioff Shabbat mornings, preceeded by Rabbi and lay-led Torah Study, provide an array of joyful Shabbat offerings. Come, delight in the Sabbath with us!

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!

Join Our Community: Find Your Spiritual Home at Mishkan Shalom

We invite you to learn more about us by exploring our webite and the links below:

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? Rabbi Shawn and New Member Contact Marcy Boroff welcome your inquiries and would love to meet you.

New concept for dues & online member registration. Learn about our self-determined dues structure.

Great Space for Your Gatherings!

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

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 /