Welcome back!

The Center City Kehillah’s first general meeting of the year took place this morning, hosted by Makom Community and Mekor Habracha. We welcomed our diverse group of representatives and dove right into planning for the year! We started the meeting with a shofar blast to mark the month of Elul and an inspiring d’var Torah … Read more

July Events

Our organizations have a variety of ways to stay connected to the Jewish community this summer. Check back for updates and for a new post of August events coming in a few weeks. Have a great summer! Minyan Tikvah Shabbat Morning Services Downstairs at BZBI, 18th and Spruce Saturday, July 8, 9:30 am Join Minyan Tikvah … Read more

April Events

Sure, Passover might take up a lot of our physical and emotional (and culinary!) energy this month, but Center City Kehillah organizations are hosting many other non-holiday events, too! If you’re looking for seders, we have them compiled here, but for anything else you’re looking to do out and about in the Jewish community in … Read more

Seders in the City!

Passover begins Monday night, April 10, and many Center City Kehillah organizations are celebrating with community seders. There are options before and during the holiday, and a variety of styles and flavors to choose from. See the list below, click on the links for all the details, and check back for updates. If you have … Read more

February in Center City

It’s often hard to feel enthusiastic about February, and this year has been especially challenging for many of us. If you are looking for new ways to get involved in your community, to meet new people, to speak out for social justice, or any other Jewish needs, please get in touch! We’re also happy to provide … Read more

The Path to Career Success

Thanks to our friends at Moishe House Philly for sharing news about this event. We love partnerships between Center City Kehillah organizations! The Path to Career Success: Moishe House and JEVS Partner to Provide Young Adults with Important Insights Are you interested in learning how to negotiate a new job offer? Or, do you want … Read more

The Refugee Crisis

Today’s post is from Rabbi Avi Winokur and the Society Hill Synagogue community.  All are invited to join Society Hill Synagogue this week for a Shabbaton entitled, “The Refugee Crisis: Contemporary Immigration Issues & the Potential for Reform.” Society Hill Synagogue is located at 418 Spruce Street. Many of us are involved in congregations that, like … Read more

Bible Raps Summit

Today’s post is from Matt Bar, founder and executive director of Bible Raps. Bible Raps is super excited to be celebrating a great year with all of YOU at Tribe Commons on December 18th for our Summit. Designed to make Judaism more appealing and accessible through original Torah raps as well as the creation of … Read more

Society Hill Synagogue Celebrates Interfaith Family Month

Today’s post by Debra Stewart, Immediate Past President of Society Hill Synagogue and Center City Kehillah representative. In honor and support of interfaith couples and families, please join Society Hill Synagogue on November 25th for our Kabbalat Shabbat Learning Service at 6:15 PM followed by Shabbat Dinner. Rabbi Winokur will enhance our understanding of the Shabbat … Read more

Our Israeli Shaliach, and Remembering Rabin

Today’s post is from Mark Raoul Molnar, Israeli Shaliach (emissary) to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. You can contact him at shaliach@jewishphilly.org. For those of you that have not met me yet, My name is Raoul, and I am the Israeli Shaliach at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. What is a shaliach? Shaliach means … Read more