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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 8:30am
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 8:30am
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30am

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Spotlight Event

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GJC in the News

"Communities Stay Up to Study for Shavuot"

Read the full article in the Jewish Exponent

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

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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

Shabbat is the "day of rest," the day of ceasing our labors and having time to relax, to refresh ourselves, and to reflect on what we've done during the week and, in a larger perspective, where we are in our lives.  The rabbis teach that labor and rest are both commandments and that they complement each other.  The week of labor allows us to put into action the high ideals and lofty sentiments that we contemplate on Shabbat, while the day of rest allows us to check in about how that went and to think deeply about challenges we faced or successes we enjoyed.  Many of us may have the opportunity to take longer times for rest during vacations this month, and if we approach them in the pattern of Shabbat, they can serve as extended periods of relaxation and reflection that re-energize us for the work ahead.  May we enjoy the blessings of both work and rest as we move through these summer months.

Live Stream

What's YOUR Centre?

What's YOUR Centre?

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