Mishkan-at-a-Glance

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Mishkan is a vibrant community offering a wide range of activities. We invite you to get to know us and see where you'd like to get involved.

You'll find links to learn more about our committees, programs, interest & working groups along with links for all Staff, Board & group contacts, Listserv sign-ups & social media.

GET CONNECTED . . . GET INVOLVED . . . BRING YOUR GIFTS TO OUR MISHKAN!

WE WELCOME COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION!

MISHKAN SHALOM STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

Many groups are open to the larger community, including Spiritual Life gatherings, Tikkun Olam/Social Justice working groups and Lifelong Learning classes. Our Library is open to the public whenever the building is open. 

STAFF

Shawn Zevit: Lead Rabbi
Yael Levy: Rabbi; Director, A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program
Maria Paranzino: Office Administrator
Lynn Edelman: Communications & Membership Manager
Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer: Hebrew School Co-Director 
Holli Goldenberg: 
Hebrew School Co-Director & Teen Coordinator

BOARD MEMBERS & PORTFOLIOS

The Board of Directors guides our community in accordance with:
Our Statement of Principles, Our By-Laws & Our Strategic Plan

President: Steve Jones

Vice President: Jean Brody

Secretary/Board Representative for Communications: Homer Robinson

Treasurer: John Palmer

Assistant Treasurer: Rabbi Meryl Crean

Building & Site: Scott Barkan

Development: Robert Prischak

Education: Rivka Jarosh

Tikkun Olam: David Love

Spiritual Life: Rabbi Tsurah August

Membership- tbd

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A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Program DirectorRabbi Yael Levy
Stacey Meadows, President
Community Contacts/Lunch Coordinators: Jim FeldmanLance Laver, Carol Towarnicky

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Communications:

     Staff: Lynn Edelman, Maralin Blistein
     Website Content Coordinator: Lynn Edelman, Writer/Editor    
     Kol Shalom (monthly newsletter): Eilen Levinson, Editor Graphic Designer: Maralin Blistein
     Ma Hadash (weekly e-update): Lynn Edelman, Maralin Blistein
     Facebook
     Members-only Listserve: Seth Horwitz, Moderator

Membership & Community Engagement: 
     Staff: Lynn Edelman, Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Maria Paranzino, Roz Spigel (Lay Chair)
     Brit Mishkan: Sarah Katz, Coordinator and Meredith Mann
     Acts of Caring: Stephanie Shell and Susan Schewel, Coordinators
     Hineini: Lisa Mervis, Chris Taranta,Coordinators [Request/provide short-term support.]

Education Committee: Odamis Fernandez, Committee Chair 

Spiritual Life Council: Abby Ruder, Elissa GoldbergRabbi Shawn ZevitRabbi Yael Levy
    Leyning CoordinatorRod MacNeil & Torah Study Coordinator: Eugene Sotirescu

Library Committee/One Book Mishkan: Adam Blistein, Committee Chair

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Mishkan Collaborative Initiatives:

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We have provided fertile ground for the growth of pathbreaking programs, each now serving the wider community:

   

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