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Kehillah Blog

High Holiday Opportunities (9/3/2020) - Shana tova, happy new year, from the Center City Kehillah! We know this High Holiday season is unlike any other, and the Center City Kehillah Jewish community is here to support you! Read on for lots of information, and reach out anytime with questions about how to make this holiday season work for you. Wishing ... Read more
Purim 2020 (2/24/2020) - Celebrate Purim across the city! Purim is Monday, March 9 at sundown until Tuesday, March 10 at sundown. Chag Purim sameach!! Saturday, February 29 Hiddenstar Esther Episode XXII 8:00-11:00 pm, South Philadelphia Shtiebel, 1733 E Passyunk Avenue South Philadelphia Shtiebel presents a public spoken word reading of HIDDENSTARאסתרESTHER episode XXII: The Book of Esther in ... Read more
Sukkot 2019 (9/20/2019) - A sukkah is open as a symbol of welcoming guests. When friends and neighbors gather, even in a temporary, fragile space, we can create something that is strong. This year, the Center City Kehillah is building public sukkot in parks around Center City for neighbors to connect with each other, for organizations to organize events, ... Read more
Passover seders 5779 (2019) (3/27/2019) - As Passover approaches, we’re glad to share the many options for communal seders. Passover starts on Friday, April 19, and while there are many seder options on the 19th and 20th, there are also options throughout the holiday and beyond. If you have any questions about the holiday or where to celebrate, feel free to ... Read more
Purim Purim Purim!! (3/18/2019) - The Center City Kehillah wants to be sure you know where to hear megillah, find a seudah (festive meal), and (or?) dance the night away. We know lots of our organizations had amazing parties, carnivals, and more this past weekend, too, but below we’re sharing the weekday options for the next few days. Have a very ... Read more

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