Sukkot 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

Learn more about Learning in Pairs

Our new learning program is launching on Wednesday, 12/16 with a session co-taught by Rabbi Eli Freedman from Congregation Rodeph Shalom and Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch from Mekor Habracha. We’re so excited by the opportunity to bring together Jews with different perspectives to learn together. Each month, we’ll have a different pair of teachers sharing a … Read more

Can a Reform Rabbi and an Orthodox Rabbi Light the Menorah Together?

-Post by Rabbi Jill Maderer, Congregation Rodeph Shalom Join us for the Center City Kehillah Hanukkah Candlelighting in Rittenhouse Square, Tues., Dec 8, 5:15pm!       “Since when is Hanukkah so important?” I once heard someone ask a rabbi. “Sukkot is important, Pesach is important, Shabbat is important, but Hanukkah is such a minor holiday!  Why … Read more