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…

Chanukah Party and Shuk

MenorahsTues, Dec. 27, 7:00 9:00 p.m.
Channukah! | The P’nai Or-chestra will play. We’ll sing and light candles!

Bring your chanukiyah/menorah and candles so we can light up the room.

A “shuk” is a market. We create a ‘pop-up’ market of handcrafted and vintage items, books, cd’s… old and new treasures of all kinds.

To reserve a table, contact Eileen at enathanson77@gmail.com.

Special Events!

Bat Mitzvah Saria-mp-slider

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

Rabbi Kevin Hale, who repaired our damaged Torah last year, returns for a workshop followed by a potluck lunch and then an afternoon of more work on our Torahs during which time we can watch, write some Torah, ask questions and hang out.

Come at 9:30 a.m. for bagels, spreads, and OJ.


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 RepairBat Mitzvah Saria-mp-slider

Read about the repair of P’nai Or’s Torah scroll last December by clicking here.

Or watch it:
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…

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)

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