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


LBMTQ Safe Zone

Join Us For…

Yom HaShoah Commemorative Gathering

Wed, April 26 7:30-8:30 pm
In the P’mai Or Davennen Room

There will be candle-lighting and prayer, songs,  the powerful personal stories that we bring,  and opportunity for sharing how we are turning the tragedy of the Shoah into Tikkun Olam action.


P’nai Or at the Movies

Joseph and the 
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Sat, April 1, 8:15-9:35 pm

Just in time for Passover, this wonderful musical, starring Donny Osmond, reminds us how the Israelites came to be in Egypt.

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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Special Events!

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

Sat, Feb. 4, 2 pm – How Do We Know We Have a Soul? – by Melvin Metelits

Sat., March 4, 2 pm –  Marching with the Rabbis & the J Street Conference – by Rabbi Abby Michaleski

Sat, March 25, 2 pm – Finding the lost remnants  of our People – by Gary Itzkowitz

Sat, April 1, 2 pm – Confronting Racism: A Further Introduction -by Gayle Lacks

Sat, May 20, 2 pm – Confronting Racism: Part 3 -by Gayle Lacks       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:

Sunday, Jan 15, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Nonviolent Direct Action Training

Monday, Feb. 6 Sanctuary Training

Wednesday, March 15 Social Media for Faithful Resistance Training

More Information and Details

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 at 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 (3rd 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 (last Saturday of Month)

  • Jan. 28, 2017
  • Feb. 25, 2017
  • March 25, 2017
  • April 29, 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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