Hanukkah in Rittenhouse Square

Save the Date to celebrate Hanukkah with the Center City Kehillah

Kehillah Chanukah Gathering In Rittenhouse Square

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Kehillah Blog

Hanukkah 2021 (11/18/2021) - Show your Hanukkah love in the hub of the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Perfect for the whole family, make the fourth night of Hanukkah one for the holiday memory books by joining the Center City community for a joyous and meaningful candle lighting in Rittenhouse Square Park. We will be collecting new ... Read more
Cemetery Clean Up Har Nebo Cemetery, Volunteer Cleanup Day (10/14/2021) -   Join the Center City Kehillah at this Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia event! Register here. Come do a mitzvah! Volunteer with your community and help cleanup Har Nebo, one of the region’s oldest and largest cemeteries. We will close with a memorial service to honor all of those buried at Har Nebo. Sunday, October ... Read more
Welcome Rebecca as new Director of the Center City Kehillah (8/9/2021) - Chodesh Tov. Today is Rosh Chodesh Elul. During Elul we blow the shofar each weekday to prepare for the new year. The shofar blasts inspire us to remember the past and to prepare for what is ahead. In biblical times, the shofar was blown to announce transitions. As we enter Elul as a Kehillah, we ... Read more
Looking Within for Communal Change (4/22/2021) - The Center City Kehillah is committed to providing opportunities for our local Jewish community to engage in conversations about racial justice and how to make meaningful change in our behaviors and communities. Please join us in May and June for these antiracism workshops: To Be a Good Ally, With Tychelle Graham-Moskowitz, Wednesday, May 26, 7:00-8:30 ... Read more
Jewish Learning for Shavuot (4/21/2021) - The holiday begins Sunday, May 16 at sundown and goes through Tuesday, May 18. Shavuot has long been one of the most celebrated opportunities for our Center City Jewish community to come together, and we’re glad to be able to reimagine our celebration once again for the times we’re in. Join us Sunday, May 16 ... Read more

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