Join Us for the High Holy Days - No ticket required!

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We welcome all who wish to share the many blessings of the Yamim Nora'im, the Days of Awe, to join us for services, potluck meals and other gatherings from Selichot through Simchat Torah.We are proud to continue our tradition of opening our doors wide during this sacred season of prayer and reflection; we do not require tickets. High Holy Days at Mishkan Shalom are unique, participatory, inspiring, spirited and spiritual for adults and children alike. Services are held at the Haverford School and Mishkan Shalom. Read more to see the schedule, including Yizkor and the schedule of Children's Services

9/18 - Kol Nidre - at the Haverford School

6:00 pm community writes al chet cards
6:30 pm candlighting and Kol Nidre 

9/19 - Yom Kippur - 9:00 am at the Haverford School
4:45 pm - Yizkor

Free childcare is also available for all ages.

Engaging children’s services are offered for babies through age 12. Please ask a Mishkan volunteer to point you in the direction of the classroom!

Here is the schedule:

Yom Kippur Day - Haverford School

9:30 - 10:15 am - Children birth through ~ 5 years
10:30 - 11:30 am - Children ages 5-8
11:30 - 12:30 am - Children ages 9-12

We are proud to continue our tradition of opening our doors wide during this sacred season of prayer and reflection; we do not require tickets.

Whether attending all services or just one, your generous contribution enables us to maintain our commitment to ticket-free High Holiday services.

Please click here to make your donationsAll donations are tax-deductible.

Services are held at Mishkan Shalom (4101 Freeland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128) and at the Haverford School (450 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041; Enter on Railroad Avenue).

We welcome conversations with anyone who wishes to learn more about Mishkan Shalom or about becoming a member of our community. Guests who become members by November 1, 2018 may apply their donation towards membership deposits.

During the holidays there are many opportunities to hear from our Rabbis and from members. Below is a list of sermons and talks offered during a previous holiday season. Please click the links to read, or download, them as you prepare for this year's High Holy Days.

We look forward to entering the New Year with you.

Shanah Tovah u'Metuchah: Wishing a good and sweet year to all!


~ Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit and Rabbi Yael Levy ~

Mishkan Shalom Yamim Nora'im 5779

Our 30th Year/Our “Lamed” Year

Still Learning, Striving, Caring

This year we celebrate our 30th Yamim Noraim together as a sacred community. From generation to generation, we ReGenerate our commitment to our vision and ideals. Using the mystical tool of Gematria, where numbers are transformed into letters, the number 30 is the Hebrew letter "Lamed" and is our guidepost for the year.

Lamed means to learn and serves as the root for lilmod, to embody and li’lamed, to teachLamed is also used as a direction toward action – to move toward or to become. As we look beyond our 30th/Lamed year we turn to our Statement of Principles and re-embrace these foundational tenets to keep us moving toward the actions required in these times.  We will learn, embody, teach and walk toward them with renewed communal dedication. We will explore how we take care of ourselves as we heal a broken world.

We join together for these High Holy Days and Fall Festivals to discover what lies ahead for us as we ReGenerate and celebrate our sacred connections to community and the world.

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