P'nai Or Philadelphia Renewing Judaism as it Renews Us....

Davven with us!

Celebrate life changes with us!

Celebrate High Holy Days with us!

Learn with us!

Join in Tikkun Olam with us!

Study and Renew with us!

Enjoy the Seasons with us!

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Building our sukkah

October 16, 11:00-2:00 pm – Join in the building of the P’nai Or Sukkah, which we use (weather permitting) for our davvenen. It’s open for the community to use for meals throughout this original Fall Thanksgiving Holiday.

October 17, 10:30 – Sukkot service

Building the Sukkah video

Simchat Torah It’s a Party!

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Oct. 24, 7:00 – 9:00ish

Dance the “Mystical Dances of the Sefirot | Be Happy! Have fun! Celebrate! It is a Party! |Bring nosh and drinks and wear your dancin’ shoes| Musicians… join the P’nai Orchestra!

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Special Events!

Yom Kippur Customs at P’nai Or

  • Wear White
  • Avoid Wearing Leather
  • Wear a Tallit for Kol Nidre

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The Power of Intention

Rabbi Shefa Gold photo
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Come hear Rabbi Shefa Gold, a leader in ALEPHA: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, explore the Power of Intention.
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Award Winning Movie

In the shbikelnewfilmoes of Sholom Aleichem, starring Theodore Bikel
Sunday, November 6, 4:30 pm

This critically acclaimed movie is coming to P’nai Or.

The film, which comes from the National Center for Jewish Film, is an extraordinary look at the Yiddish world and two of its preeminent artists.  We will gather between 4:30pm and 5pm for snacks, follow that with a showing of the film as soon as darkness permits and conclude with a pot luck supper catered by us (as R. Marcia loves to say).  During dinner we will have the time to share thoughts and reactions to the film.  This event is free and open to all who wish to attend.

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Shabbas Shmooze

P’nai Or community learning programs  2:00 pm, after lunch 

New Shmoozes to be announced.

Last year’s topics:

  • February 6, 2016 –  Introduction to the work of Mussar
  • February 27 & March 5, 2016 – The Rise and Fall of the 2nd Jewish Commonwealth
  • March 26, 2016 – Lessons from Reb Zalman
  • April 2, 2016 – The Dangling Conversation:  Bringing lessons from Talmud to our daily spiritual practice
  • June 4, 2016 – Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (The Jewish War Against Spain)
  • July 23, 2016 – Pray With Your Hands (date subject to change) More Information

Torah RepairBat Mitzvah Saria-mp-slider

Read about the repair of P’nai Or’s Torah scroll last December by clicking here.

Or watch it:
Torah Repair
Scribe Kevin
Scribe Marsha
Kosher Torah

Ongoing Programs

Shabbat Morning

Torah Study, Services & Potluck

A weekly time for rejuvenation, study & prayer with new and old friends • Torah study  9:15  am • Shabbat davvenen  10:30 am • Potluck (veggie/dairy) 1:00 pm  • ‘Shabbas Shmooze’ 2:00 pm      read more…

Monthly Kabbalat Shabbat Service

A joyful & soulful musical Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by veggie/dairy potluck dinner

6:15 pm • Gather & Schmooze 6:30 pm • Chant & Meditation Service

Upcoming Dates

Drum and Chant Circle 5:00 pm

Blend voice and percussion to engage in deepening the journey of Jewish prayer, song and chant

Upcoming Dates (4th Saturday of Month)

  • Aug. 27, 2016
  • Sept. 24, 2016
  • Oct. 22, 2016
  • Nov. 26, 2016
  • Dec. 24, 2016

Beit Midrash Study

DSCN1158Torah, History, Prayer,Writing, Music & more Come enjoy the Beit Midrash study offerings.

More Information

  • P’nai Or Philadelphia’s davvenen/prayer style is upbeat, celebratory and participatory, blending Hebrew and English song and chant with opportunities for reflection and sharing.
  • We are a welcoming and diverse Jewish Renewal Community, a member of Keshet, working for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life.
  • P’nai Or Philadelphia is a member of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, a world-wide organization which advances vital Judaism as an ethical and spiritual path.
  • We meet in the Community wing of Summit Presbyterian Church, Greene St. at Westview St.,  Philadelphia, PA 19119.  Find us.

Website designed by Rivkah Walton. No photos on this website were taken on Shabbat or Yom Tov.

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