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!

Welcome to


Jewish Renewal


LBMTQ Safe Zone

Special Events!

Theater of Witness Presents Highlights and Heroes

Video Presentation and Talk
with Teya Sepinuck

Sunday, June 4, 7pm


Theater of Witness films and productions inspire healing, peace-building and transformation by humanizing the “other” and bringing performers together across divides of difference.

Light Refreshments Served

More about “Highlights and Heroes”

Details about this presentation

Beit Midrash Study


Torah, History, Prayer, Journal Writing, Music, and more.

Below is a list of this year’s past offerings. Fall schedule coming soon.

White & Woke: Confronting Racism in Ourselves and Our World – by Gayle Lacks

How Do We Know We Have a Soul? – by Melvin Metelits

Marching with the Rabbis & the J Street Conference – by Rabbi Abby Michaleski

Finding the lost remnants  of our People – by Gary Itzkowitz

Confronting Racism: A Further Introduction -by Gayle Lacks

Creative Coping -by Aviva Perlo

Join Us For…

Yom HaShoah Commemorative Gathering

Wed, April 26 7:30-8:30 pm
In the P’mai Or Davennen Room

There will be candle-lighting and prayer, songs,  the powerful personal stories that we bring,  and opportunity for sharing how we are turning the tragedy of the Shoah into Tikkun Olam action.


P’nai Or at the Movies

Joseph and the 
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sat, April 1, 8:15-9:35 pm

Just in time for Passover, this wonderful musical, starring Donny Osmond, reminds us how the Israelites came to be in Egypt.

Tu B’Shevat Seder

TuBshvatSaturday, Feb. 11, 2 pm

Celebrate the Jewish New Year of the Trees

To learn what to bring to the fruit and desert Seder and to print your own P’nai Or Tu B’Shevat Hagada:
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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…


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 (last Saturday of Month)

  • June 24, 2017
  • July 22, 2017
  • August 26, 2017
  • September 23, 2017
  • October 28, 2017
  • November 25, 2017
  • December 23, 2017

Tikkun Olam Meeting 2:00 pm

In pursuit of social justice, we meet the third Saturday of the month after lunch to focus on ways to make the world a better place for everyone.

Upcoming Dates (3rd Saturday of Month)

  • June 17, 2017
  • July 15, 2017
  • August 19, 2017
  • September 16, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 16, 2017

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Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night

Periodically throughout the year, join us for a joyful & soulful musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by veggie/dairy potluck dinner

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

Upcoming Dates to be announced

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Fun with Rhythm 3:00 pm

Experience the joy of an improvisional percussion ensemble (us!) playing and listening together.

Upcoming Dates (3rd Saturday of Month

  • June 17, 2017
    July 15, 2017
    August 19, 2017
    September 16, 2017
    October 21, 2017
    November 18, 2017
    December 16, 2017

  • 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.

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