P'nai Or Philadelphia

Renewing Judaism as it Renews Us....

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Study and Renew!

Welcome to Philadelphia’s Jewish Renewal Community!

  • P’nai Or Philadelphia is a welcoming and diverse Jewish Renewal Community.
  • We come together in the Community wing of Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene Street, in the West Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.
  • We meet on Jewish holidays and every Shabbat (Saturdays, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm). Throughout the year, we sponsor classes, get-togethers and holiday celebrations.
  • Our davvenen/prayer style is upbeat, celebratory and participatory, blending Hebrew and English song and chant with opportunities for reflection and sharing.

We look forward to getting to know you….

  • P’nai Or Philadelphia meets in the Community wing of Summit Presbyterian Church, Greene St. at Westview St,  Philadelphia, PA 19119.  Find us.
  • 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, and whose world headquarters is located in our community.
  • P’nai Or Philadelphia is a member of Keshet Working for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life

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

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Kabbalat Shabbat




Thursday, May 7th  7 pm| Open practice session of Kabbalat Shabbat music|All are welcome!

Friday May 8 6:15 pm| potluck to follow| The monthly Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat brings to P’nai Or a joyful and soulful musical chant service

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Davvenen Discussion

DSC_3819Saturday May 9 | 2:00 p.m. After potluck |Monthly discussion about prayer, music, and Torah leading that enables all to voice ideas for deepening the prayer experience.


H06-Shavuot-Receiving-the-TorahNight of Study Saturday May 23|8:00 p.m| Germantown Jewish Centre|400 W Ellet St

Morning Davvenen Sunday May 24 |10:00 am | P’nai Or

P’nai Or joins GJC, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Mishkan Shalom for an evening of prayer, study and song. Rabbi Marcia Prager and Hazzan Jack Kessler lead a creative evening Ma’ariv service, and Elissa Yaffee will be a featured teacher.  Study continues throughout the night. Morning Shaharit davvenen resumes at P’nai Or the next morning at 10:00 am

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