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


Special Events!

P’nai Or March for Racial Justice
Yom Kippur 5778
Sat., Sept 30, 2017

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Beit Midrash Study


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

Sat, Sept. 2, 2:00 pm – Jews & Ethnonationalism: Past and Present, highlights from Dr. Liora Halpern’s class at the Havurah Institute – by Barbara Bloomfield

Sat, Sept. 9, 2:00 pm – Shofar listening as a Spiritual Practice – by Daniel Sapone

Sun, Sept. 24, 10:30-12:30 – Teshuvah Holy Listening Circle – by Nahariyah Mosenkis. Space is limited so a reservation is necessary.
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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

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Join Us For…

Tisha B’av

Monday night, July 31, 8 pm

We gather quietly at 8 pm in our Davvenen space at Summit.

Tisha b’Av is a time of grief,  yet our Tisha b’Av gathering also reminds us that hope can spring from destruction in surprising ways. 

You may wish to reflect on ways in which even tragedy can unfold blessing or a positive outcome over time,  and how the process of grief and healing works. 

There can be a healing of past hurt and a renewal of hope. 

This is an aspect of the experience of redemption.

On this evening, at a time of so much turbulence and distress nationally and globally,  

we grieve and reflect on the redemptive possibilities of the healing that can come inside us and among us.

This is an important evening to attend, a crucial aspect of the spiritual/historical cycle of the Jewish year.

-Rabbi Marcia Prager

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.

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

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