Centrality of Community

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word Community

–Post by Rhona Gerber, member of Mekor Habracha and the Center City Kehillah Steering Team. Thank you for sharing your personal story! Our family has been residents, or, should I say, community members, of Center City for over 25 years. This week’s Torah portion, Yitro, reveals to us what it means to be a community. The … Read more…

Urban Tu Bishevat

Winter landscape seen through the window, and green plant

-Post by Aileen Heiman, Director of Youth Education and Family Programming at Park Slope Jewish Center, Brooklyn, New York, and former Center City Philadelphia resident As far as the Jewish holidays are concerned, Tu Bishvat is a low hanging fruit in terms of observance. Originally established in the Talmud as the date for counting the age … Read more…

Celebrating MLK Day Together

MLK blog

Post by Sarah Horwitz, Food Justice Fellow with Repair the World: Philadelphia Thanks to everyone who joined us at our Repair the World, Makom Community, Challah for Hunger, Center City Kehillah collaboration event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We all joined forces to provide an incredible event for families and teens to create a … Read more…