Yamim Nora'im: All Are Welcome at Ticketless High Holy Day Services

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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. High Holy Days at Mishkan Shalom are unique, participatory, inspiring, spirited and spiritual for adults and children alike.

Engaging children’s services are offered for babies through age 12; free childcare is also available for all ages.

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 donations. All 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, 2017 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!


Click here to download our 5778 High Holy Days Schedule (Two-page).

Click here to download our 5778 High Holy Days Booklet (Full Details):
All services, potluck meals, gatherings, childcare, etc.


~ Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit and Rabbi Yael Levy ~

Mishkan Shalom Yamim Nora'im 5778

Eyes on Life:

We Lift Our Eyes to Each Other and to the World

Using the mystical tool of Gematria, where numbers are transformed into letters, the New Year 5778 reveals the Hebrew letters ayin and chet. Ayin can represent the first letter in the words einayim/eyes and chet can lead to hayyim/life.

What can we learn from these associations?

This New Year urges us to expand our vision and focus our energy and attention on the life of our planet, communities, our Mishkan and our own souls. It urges us to reach for clarity and insight so we can engage more fully with the expanse of life’s choices, blessings and challenges in clear, true and accountable ways.

"Lift your eyes," 5778 calls: Behold the beauty and the brokenness, the magnificence and the pain and step in and be part of the healing and transformation.

Throughout the Days of Awe, and the year ahead, we will lift our eyes to life and together focus on our vision and mission and how we can act for justice, compassion and peace in the year ahead.

These are, indeed, the times we were made for!

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