While we can’t be together in person for Shavuot this year, we CAN still celebrate together in spirit. Shavuot begins the evening of Thursday, May 28, and the Center City Kehillah has created a variety of ways for you to engage in Shavuot celebrations at home.
Click here for information on a virtual erev Shavuot community gathering, online classes, learning partners, free cheesecake, and more!
COVID-19 Message from the Center City Kehillah:
We urge all Philadelphia residents to follow the guidelines to stay home and practice social distancing. Please note that most events hosted by Philadelphia Jewish organizations have been canceled or moved online. If you need help or support during this difficult time or assistance accessing online opportunities, please reach out through our contact link.
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.
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
New Jewish Learning Calendar!(2/21/2019)-Click here for the calendar now! Center City Jewish life is diverse and thriving. It’s exciting, it’s something to be proud of, and, since you found your way to this post, I hope you agree! The Center City Kehillah builds relationships between individuals and institutions, supports and promotes our organizations and their events, brings the ... Read more
Read More Posts… Have an event, story, commentary, or reflection to share? Our blog is strongest when we feature new voices from throughout the community. Contact us to pitch a story for our blog.