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


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Join Us For…

Kabbalat Shabbat

ShabbatFriday Evening, Feb. 3

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Chant Service and Potluck Dinner with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Daniella Forstater and friends.

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Martin Luther King Shabbat


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Sat., Jan 14



  • 9:15 am – Morning Torah study
  • 10:30 am – Shabbat davvenen infused with the music of the civil rights movement
  • followed by – Pot luck lunch
  • 7:00 pm – P’nai Or at the Movies: 13th

Special Events!

P’nai Or at the Movies


Award winning look at the U.S. prison system and how it reflects our history of racial inequality.

Sat, Jan 14, 7-9 pm 

Postponed Due to Weather


Beit Midrash Study


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

Come enjoy the Winter Beit Midrash Study Offerings

Sat, Jan. 28, 2 pm – White & Woke: Confronting Racism in Ourselves and Our World    more…

MLK Weekend and
100 Days of Faithful Resisitance


Jan 13 Unity Shabbat Service
Jan. 14 MLK Shabbat
Jan 16 MLK March and Rally

100 Days of Faithful Resistance:

Friday, Jan 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Sunday, Feb. 6 Sanctuary Training
Tuesday, March 15 Social Media for Faithful Resistance Training

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Torah Script Workshop

Sunday, Dec. 18, 10:00 a.m.

Sofer Rabbi Kevin Hale, who repaired our damaged Torah last year, returned for a workshop. He gave us an overview then had us practice writing each of the hebrew letters in Torah script. If you missed it or want a review, watch the videos below.

This year’s workshop:

Torah script guide
Our attemps a Torah script

Last year’s torah repair:
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…


Kabbalat Shabbat Friday Night

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

  • Friday, Feb. 3

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Fun with Rhythm 3:15 pm

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

Upcoming Dates (3th Saturday of Month)

  • Jan. 21, 2017
  • Feb. 18, 2017
  • March 19, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • June 17, 2017

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)

  • Jan. 28, 2017
  • Feb. 25, 2017
  • March 25, 2017
  • April 22, 2017
  • May 27, 2017
  • June 24, 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)

  • Jan. 21, 2017
  • Feb. 18, 2017
  • March 19, 2017
  • April 15, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • June 17, 2017

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  • 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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