Purim 2021- Pandemic edition

  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

Virtual Sukkah Hop

During Sukkot, the Center City Kehillah is pleased to offer a variety of opportunities to celebrate with our community, virtually visit each other’s sukkot, and touch base over the holiday, even though we can’t be all together in person. Register HERE for any (or all!) of the Virtual Sukkah Hop dates. We can’t wait to … Read more

High Holiday Opportunities

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

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

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

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