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 you the best for a happy and healthy new year.

Click here for a list from Jewish Federation of services beyond Center City congregations.

Virtual Services

Congregation Leyv Ha-Ir~Heart of the City

Each of our High Holy Day services will be about 1-1/2 hours in length. All are welcome to attend. Tickets are not required. Donations are requested. Registration required. Information and link to register at http://www.leyvhair.org/what-s-happening/highholydayinformation5781-2020

Congregation Rodeph Shalom

Services are open to all. Visit rodephshalom.org to find out ways to watch.

Germantown Jewish Centre

Diversity is the hallmark of our Jewish lives at GJC, and we will be offering multiple online options for celebrating the High Holidays, including three different prayer communities (the Charry Sanctuary Service, Minyan Dorshei Derekh, and Minyan Masorti), meditation, chant, and yoga, and a channel dedicated to kids and families. The Charry Sanctuary Service will stream live (audio/video) from our website. If you are interested in accessing all services and programs, membership or guest tickets are needed to receive the Zoom links. Full details can be found at https://germantownjewishcentre.org/high-holidays-5781/. The Charry Sanctuary Service can be streamed live at no cost. To access other services and programs, a donation is requested to participate. Guest tickets can be purchased at https://germantownjewishcentre.org/hh-tickets-non-members/.

Jewish Children’s Folkshul and Adult Community

All are welcome for Email Mindy@folkshul.org to be put on the email list for the registration for the first day of Rosh Hashanah and for Yom Kippur afternoon.

Kol Tzedek

Our services are joyful and participatory, weaving traditional liturgy, poetry, and contemporary reflections. We use a Reconstructionist High Holiday Machzor with full English transliteration. Through Zoom technology you are invited to harmonize, listen, and connect. We will make our way through psalms, shacharit, a traditional Torah service, followed by Mussaf, leaning on our ancient liturgy to carry us into the new year with hope. In preparation, we encourage you to create an intentional physical space to pray with us, so that we can bring maximum presence to this sanctuary in the cloud. In each service, a member will share a reflection on the theme of Tohu va’Vohu: Chaos and Creation. Live captioning will be provided. For liturgical moments, we will share the machzor on the screen. For registration, further accessibility info, and full details, please visit https://www.kol-tzedek.org/high-holidays.html.

Mishkan Shalom

Our theme this year is: Standing in the Truth of These Times: Remembering Who We Are and Calling Forth and Claiming Who We Will Be. Register at https://forms.gle/Viju9ZVmUtm2ukFDA. Donations at https://mishkan.org/donations.

P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Congregation of Philadelphia

Many talented P’nai Or members join Rabbi Marcia Prager to co-lead these festive Zoom gatherings. We blend traditional liturgy with reflection, movement, meditation, small-group conversations, Torah readings in Hebrew and English, and more… all flowing together. There will be time for passionate prayer, quiet meditation, opportunities to reflect and do some deep inner work, time to share, to be creative and even make some new friends.

P’nai Or High Holidays welcome P’nai Or members and our extended P’nai Or family and friends. Registration information will go to our email list. If you did not receive an email and wish to attend, contact us at pnaiorjewishrenewal@gmail.com and introduce yourself, so we can get back to you.

Society Hill Synagogue

Our synagogue uses Machzor Lev Shalem (the Conservative Machzor) and incorporates influences from the Conservative, Reconstructionist, Renewal, and Reform movements. We emphasize joy, spirituality, justice, and community. Email our Rabbi, Rabbi Nathan Kamesar rabbikamesar@societyhillsynagogue.org and Executive Director Sahar Oz soz@societyhillsynagogue.org for instructions on how to attend our Zoom services. Donations requested here: https://www.societyhillsynagogue.org/donation-form/

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

Why BZBI? Diversity. Intellectual Growth. Childhood Education. Community. Belonging. Wherever you come from, you have a place here. Zoom interactive access for members & guests, free on Facebook Live. https://bzbi.org/worship/high-holy-days-2020-5780

In-person Services

B’nai Abraham Chabad

Traditional Service with Face Coverings and Physical Distancing. By pre-registration only at phillyshul.com

Congregation Mikveh Israel

Call 215-922-5446 or email info@mikvehisrael.org.

Mekor Habracha/Center City Synagogue

A mixture of services inside and outside. Outdoor location will be provided in response to reservations. High Holiday seats will be free of charge to anyone who renews or joins for the 5781 year. Email the shul for 5781 membership dues and nonmember rates for High Holiday tickets at mekorhabracha@gmail.com.

South Philadelphia Shtiebel

Visit https://www.southphiladelphiashtiebel.org/ for information on learning online before the holidays, resources for celebrating at home, and in-person socially distanced services.