P'nai Or Philadelphia Renewing Judaism as it Renews Us....

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Welcome to

Philadelphia’s Jewish Renewal


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

  • February 26, 2016
  • March 11, 2016
  • April 15, 2016
  • May 13, 2016
  • June 17, 2016 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 (4th Saturday of Month)

  • February 27, 2016
  • March 26, 2016
  • Happy Pesach – no Drum & Chant in April
  • May 28, 2016
  • June 25, 2016

Spiritual Sounds Laboratory 7:30 pm

Explore new Jewish Spirituals with Joey Weisenberg

Dates (1st Thursday of Month)

  • February 4, 2016
  • March 3, 2016
  • April 7, 2016
  • May 5, 2016
  • June 2, 2016
  • read more…

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 

  • 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…

Tisha B’av

Saturday July 25| 8:30 Silent Meditation | 9:00 Gather for readings, chants, recitation of the traditional Eicha/Lamentations, and communal outpouring of our own cries of mourning and anguish read more…

Majidullah Congregation Fellowship

Sunday, March 13H06-Shavuot-Receiving-the-Torah – “The Importance of Education in Islam” at the mosque

Shabbat, March 19 – “Islam, Religious Practices, and History of the Majidullah Congregation”

Friday, March 25 – Attend a prayer service at the mosque

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Kabbalat Shabbat

ShabbatFriday Evening, March 11 ♦ Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Chant Service and Potluck Dinner with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein, Daniella Forstater and friends.

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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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