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

Philadelphia’s Jewish Renewal

Community!

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)

  • Dates to be announced

Spiritual Sounds Laboratory 7:30 pm

Explore new Jewish Spirituals with Joey Weisenberg

Dates (1st Thursday of Month)

Special Events!

Beit Midrash Study

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

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 Repair: Shabbaton & SiyyumBat Mitzvah Saria-mp-slider

Read about the completion and celebration of the repair of P’nai Or’s Torah scroll December 20, 2015  Videos: Torah Repair Scribe Kevin Scribe Marsha Kosher Torah

Join Us For…

Sukkot

Building our sukkah

October 16 – Join in the building of the P’nai Or Sukkah, which we use (weather permitting) for our davvenen, and is open for the community to use for meals throughout this original Fall Thanksgiving Holiday.

October 17 – Sukkot

Building the Sukkah video

Simchat Torah It’s a Party!

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Davven’-and-Dance |  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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  • 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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