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ShabbaTeeny Hanukah

Join in the fun at ShabbaTeeny Hanukah! A Shabbat Hanukah morning experience for families with children ages 0-4 with stories, songs, and schmoozing – Ramah Style! ShabbaTeeny will take place in room 204, and combine with GJC’s regular Ginat Shabbat children’s service.

The Jewish Tradition of Social Justice & How it is (and isn't) Enshrined in Israeli Law with Rabbi Idit Lev (RHR)

Rabbi Idit Lev of Rabbis for Human Rights will be visiting Germantown Jewish Centre November 3-4.  

During Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, November 3, Rabbi Lev will give a talk titled "Justice, Justice Shall you Pursue: Activism in the Jewish Tradition". This talk will connect to the weekly Torah portion and focus on the unfettered pursuance of justice from the Jewish perspective. How does the Jewish tradition of activism inform our commitment to work in both Israel & the Occupied Territories?

Justice, Justice Shall you Pursue with Rabbi Idit Lev (RHR)

Rabbi Idit Lev of Rabbis for Human Rights will be visiting Germantown Jewish Centre November 3-4. 

During Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, November 3, Rabbi Lev will give a talk titled "Justice, Justice Shall you Pursue: Activism in the Jewish Tradition". This talk will connect to the weekly Torah portion and focus on the unfettered pursuance of justice from the Jewish perspective. How does the Jewish tradition of activism inform our commitment to work in both Israel & the Occupied Territories?

Kol Zimrah

Please join us for GJC's beloved monthly musical service for all who are moved by music!  This family-friendly service is led by Rabbi Adam Zeff and Nina Peskin, and features Hoagy Wing on percussion.

Charry Memorial Shabbat Service & Portrait Dedication for Rabbi Emeritus Leonard Gordon

How can religious leaders play a role in peace building between Israelis and Palestinians? Can shared text study be a meaningful part of that process? Our weekend together will look at a wide range of sacred scriptures with a special emphasis on texts from the Qur'an. 

9:30 AM Charry Memorial Shabbat Service & Portrait Dedication for Rabbi Gordon

Charry & Minyan Masorti: Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Miller

The Charry Service provides a traditional, egalitarian service with a focus on learning.  Both women and men participate equally in our service, and we encourage and provide opportunities for participants to learn the language (Hebrew) and the skills (chants and tunes) that allow them to lead the prayers and to read from the sacred texts that make up the core of our service.  Our Rabbis and other guest teachers open up new perspectives on these texts and encourage discussion during our extended study period after the Torah is read. 

Charry Service: Women's Shabbat

The Charry Service provides a traditional, egalitarian service with a focus on learning.  Both women and men participate equally in our service, and we encourage and provide opportunities for participants to learn the language (Hebrew) and the skills (chants and tunes) that allow them to lead the prayers and to read from the sacred texts that make up the core of our service.  Our Rabbis and other guest teachers open up new perspectives on these texts and encourage discussion during our extended study period after the Torah is read. 

Minyan Masorti: Pesach & Shabbat Service w/ Yizkor

Minyan Masorti is one of three prayer communities that gather regularly at GJC for Shabbat and Holiday davening (prayer) and celebrations (see also Charry Service and Minyan Dorshei Derekh). Our tefilot (prayers) consist of an egalitarian version of a traditional service. We're an informal and welcoming group. Davening, singing, learning, eating, drinking, and schmoozing are some of our specialties.

Charry Service: Pesach & Shabbat Service w/ Yizkor

The Charry Service provides a traditional, egalitarian service with a focus on learning.  Both women and men participate equally in our service, and we encourage and provide opportunities for participants to learn the language (Hebrew) and the skills (chants and tunes) that allow them to lead the prayers and to read from the sacred texts that make up the core of our service.  Our Rabbis and other guest teachers open up new perspectives on these texts and encourage discussion during our extended study period after the Torah is read. 

Dorshei Derekh

Minyan Dorshei Derekh ("Seekers of a Way") is one of the three davening (prayer) groups that meet on Shabbat and Holiday mornings at GJC (see also Charry Service and Minyan Masorti). We are a dynamic, progressive, inclusive, and warm worshipping community. Our minyan is home to people of many different ages and backgrounds, reflecting the rich diversity of Northwest Philadelphia and beyond. As part of GJC, we are an affiliate of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. Dorshei Derekh is also an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.

Dorshei Derekh & Charry Service: Bat Mitzvah of Zivia Avelin

Minyan Dorshei Derekh ("Seekers of a Way") is one of the three davening (prayer) groups that meet on Shabbat and Holiday mornings at GJC (see also Charry Service and Minyan Masorti). We are a dynamic, progressive, inclusive, and warm worshipping community. Our minyan is home to people of many different ages and backgrounds, reflecting the rich diversity of Northwest Philadelphia and beyond. As part of GJC, we are an affiliate of the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism. Dorshei Derekh is also an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.

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