Welcome to the Center City Kehillah, your guide to the Center City Jewish community! Kehillah means community, and we want to share the best of what all our diverse organizations have to offer. In Center City, there’s something for everyone – let us help you find what’s right for you.
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More Sukkot Events!(9/21/2018)-Check out the great Sukkot opportunities hosted by organizations in West Philly, Northwest Philly, Mt. Airy, and Germantown! Got an event you don’t see listed? Send it our way, and we’ll add it in! Chag sameach! Jewish Children’s Folkshul is hosting a Sukkot celebration on Sunday morning, September 23 from 10:30 am-12:30 am. Click here ... Read more
Sukkot 2018(9/7/2018)-We are so excited that, once again this year, the Center City Kehillah is building a community sukkah in Julian Abele Park at S. 22nd Street between Carpenter and Montrose! Many thanks to the friends of Julian Abele Park and all the Center City Kehillah organizations for their support that makes this project possible! We have ... Read more
Passover 2018!(3/8/2018)-Passover is right around the corner, and there are many great options for communal celebrations. The list below is organized in groups of both night seders, first night only, second night only, and other Passover-related events. If you have any questions about the options, please reach out. Wishing everyone a happy season of liberation! BOTH ... Read more
Purim 2018(2/20/2018)-Purim is almost here, and our Center City Kehillah organizations have so many ways to help our community celebrate this joyous occasion. Grab your grogger and your costume, and choose a place (or places!) to celebrate! Consent and Cookies: A Social Justice Purim Thursday 2/22, 6:30-8:30 pm Repair the World Workshop, 4029 Market Street Repair ... Read more
Happy Chanukah!(12/8/2017)-Chanukah begins the evening of Tuesday, December 12. There are parties, public menorah lightings, and fun events across the city all week long! Here are a few highlights, and of course, don’t miss the Center City Kehillah’s own candle lighting on Monday, December 18 at 5:30 pm in Rittenhouse Square. Tuesday, 12/12 (1st candle) – ... Read more
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