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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 9:00am
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

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Spotlight Event

Comin' to you direct from the #1 hit synagogue in the US, the GJC Purim Bash is proud to bring you "Sounds of Music", where the stratospheric Women's Club gives you sublime sounds from your favorite artists!  From hip hop to pop, classic rock and everything in-between, the music will have you up and moving!  So get your tickets and come on in!  This Purim Bash promises fun for all ages!  Click on the image for complete details.

Tickets: $45 per person, $40 per person for a 10-person table, $36 for 36 and unders, $200 per ticket for Patrons (with one non-member guest ticket), $150 per ticket for Sponsors.  FREE childcare (6mth-6yrs) & kids' programming (7-11).

GJC in the News

"Germantown Jewish Centre's Klezmukah: A Very Jewish Christmas Eve"

Read the full article in the Broad Street Review

"New Translation of Jewish Mystical Text for a New Audience"

Read the full article on Philly.com




Who We Are

The Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) has been the heart of the Jewish community in Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for 75 years. We are a vibrant, pluralistic and egalitarian synagogue located in Mount Airy and committed to sustaining and strengthening Jewish life in greater Philadelphia.  Affiliated with the Conservative movement and receptive to the wisdom of many sources in Judaism...read more 

Rabbi's Blog

This week I had the opportunity to talk about this week's Torah portion, Bo, with Shmuel Rosner, a journalist at Ha'aretz newspaper in Israel, for a video series that he has been doing for the last 3 1/2 years.  We talked about the difficult and complex interaction between Moses and Pharaoh and how that mirrors the conflicts we have with authorities in our own world.  At this time of upheaval in our national political scene, it is worth thinking about what the Torah is trying to teach us about what as it at stake in such conflicts and how we could resolve them.  Enjoy!


Live Stream

Changing the World at GJC

GJC members changing the world!

Featured Videos

Get a taste of Kol Zimrah, our monthly musical Friday night service featuring beautiful melodies and hand percussion. The service is followed by a festive wine & cheese oneg.

"Haman Goes Down (and the Jews Go Up)" A fresh new look at the story of Purim - Original rap by Kitah Vav (GJC Religious School's 6th grade class), in partnership with Bible Raps