Joining Mishkan Shalom

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Quick Links for Membership:

Read Kol Shalom, Our Monthly Newsletter

Read our Brit HaMishkan/Community Covenant

Read Our Statement of Principles

We invite you to contact Rosalind Spigel, Membership Board Representative, with any questions and/or to arrange for a tour of the synagogue and to meet with Rabbi Shawn Zevit. We want to make sure you have every opportunity to get to know us, and for us to get to know you, as you consider membership in Mishkan Shalom.

An affiliate of Reconstructing Judaism, you’ll find a spiritual home with profound and dynamic services celebrating Shabbat, holidays and life cycle events; Jewish social and cultural gatherings; a vibrant calendar of programs, speakers and special events; and a welcoming community of members of every age and stage.

We are grounded in Jewish values as written in our Statement of Principles. Because we are continually creating a sacred community, we depend on our members in much the same way our members depend on us. Our Brit HaMishkan/Community Covenant eloquently describes the mutual relationship and responsibilities of membership. Along with a strong and supportive community, you will find an inspiring rabbinic team in our Lead Rabbi, Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Rabbi Yael Levy. Rabbi Yael founded and directs A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Organization which offers a rich array of services, classes, meditation sits, retreats and more.

We are a synagogue steeped in activism aimed toward Tikkun Olam, Repair of the World, through prayer, study and acts of caring. Our members engage in a wide range of Spiritual Life offerings. Our Lifelong Learning program is robust with members and non-members alike participating in classes offered on varying days and times. With many members who are artists, artisans, musicians, writers and scholars, Arts & Music thrive at Mishkan.

We offer programs for our young people at every age and stage: From Tot Shabbat, to our exceptional Congregational School, B'nei Mitzvah and Pathways to Confirmation Programs and our Teen Program which connects our young people with their peers from nearby synagogues. Gabby Kaplan-Mayer is the creator and Coordinator of our ground-breaking Celebrations! and Mitzvah Menshes programs, serving children, families and young adults with special needs.

Our community is rich in diversity – in Jewish observance, family structure, ethnicity, religious heritage, politics, household geography and economics. At Mishkan Shalom, our lay and rabbinic staff, and your fellow congregants, will honor your individuality and where you are in your personal journey to find meaning in Judaism.

We hope you will take some time to get to know us and warmly welcome you to our synagogue’s dynamic services, cultural programs and special events in the coming year.


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