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For specific information on our services and events, please see our calendar.

General Schedule of Services
Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday Evenings) Shabbat Mornings Holiday Services

Services usually start at 7:30 PM. Please see the calendar for updated times, or call our office:

(215) 508 - 0226

Services begin at 10:00 AM.

High Holiday Services are held at the Haverford School and at Mishkan Shalom.

Watch for full details in advance of the Yamim Nora'im, 5775.

Mishkan Shalom holds religious services year-round for Shabbat and holidays. As a Reconstructionist congregation, all services are participatory and egalitarian. Transliteration for Hebrew prayers and readings are integrated into our prayer books.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Sunday, April 27, 2014  1:30 p.m. (Details to follow; please check back).

Kabbalat Shabbat

Why I go to Kabbalat Shabbat services: It's a lovely soft landing from the week. It requires me to stop working, to set down the demands of my week for the night (or at least a few hours of it). It allows me to reconnect with my community for prayer, song, candles and challah. If that sounds appealing, it is! Come and join us! 7:30 p.m. -- Lisagail Zeitlin

Join Rabbi Shawn Zevit bi-weekly for our soul-centered, musical Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30 PM in the Chapel on the 3rd floor. Please check the calendar to confirm any changes (date or time) to this year's scheduled Kabbalat Shabbat services:

April 25        May 9 & May 23

Gathering for Kabbalat Shabbat: May we create a sacred evening...
Looking forward to a deep soul-time sewn together!
A time for healing, nurturing, learning, celebrating, revealing.
Returning to the home of our souls. Sacred space remembered.
As we bless the source of life and each other, so we are blessed and strengthened.
Radiant shining of the Sacred where there is renewal.
Seeing one and another with softened eyes.
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                          -- David Piver

Shabbat Morning

Torah Study is held every Shabbat morning from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.

Spiritual Direction Circles are offered at select Shabbatot, 9:00-9:55 a.m., led by Andrea Madden, Meredith Barber and Rabbi Shawn Zevit, on:

May 24     June 21

Shabbat morning services begin at 10:00 AM.

Tot Shabbat is a monthly service for children under 5 and their grown-ups.

A Way In: Jewish Mindfulness Center offers Mindfulness services on selected Shabbat mornings.

Celebrations! offers family education workshops designed for children who have special needs, their parents and siblings. Two age groups meet on 10 Shabbat mornings throughout the year with additional gatherings for holidays.

Summer Services, in July and August, are led by members of the congregation. This is a nice opportunity to practice your service-leading skills. For more information, contact Rivka Jarosh.

Welcome New and Prospective Members

If you are attending services for the first time, someone from the Membership committee can meet you at services. Please let us know by calling the office at (215) 508-0226 by Friday morning, or e-mail