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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COVID vaccines are now available to all residents of Philadelphia ages 16 and up. If you need assistance finding a vaccine appointment or transportation to your appointment, please let us know and we are happy to help. We urge all Philadelphia residents to follow city and state guidelines. If you need help or support during this difficult time or assistance accessing online opportunities, please reach out through our contact link.

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Kehillah Blog

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
Passover 2021 (3/18/2021) - Passover begins Saturday night, March 27. As we approach another Passover under strange and previously unimaginable circumstances, please know that our Center City Kehillah organizations continue to be here to support you and to be there to help you make the most meaning out of your Jewish experiences. Every organization is approaching Passover this year ... Read more
Purim 2021- Pandemic edition (2/18/2021) -   Everything continues to be topsy-turvy, which at least is appropriate for Purim! Once again, our Center City Kehillah organizations are bringing their full creativity to the task of finding ways to celebrate during this wacky, upside down time. Saturday, February 20 It’s a Drag: Purim, Gender Costumes, & Being Our True Selves 9:15 am ... Read more

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