Shedding New Light on Jewish Traditions


Three-Part Harmony will be held this Friday evening, beginning at 6:00 pm with Tot Shabbat. Then Rabbi Alanna will follow, on the same link, at 6:30 pm with a Community Candlelight & L'Chaim - a chance to come together and light Shabbat candles and share the light and what's on your table and what's in your heart. The Family Service at 7:00 pm will be led by Rabbi Alanna with Dave Levinson on guitar, live-streamed via YouTube. 


Torah study & services will be lay-led by Jeff Chebot this Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am via Zoom. 

Minyan Hadash, led by Rabbi Alanna and congregants, via Zoom at 8:15 am daily, except Shabbat. 

More information & Zoom instructions are below the pictures, scroll down.

Scholar-in-Residence Weekend

This year's Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) is Arie Kaplan, an award-winning author, graphic novelist, comedy writer, and lecturer. 

The weekend activities consist of:

Friday 4/5/19:  Scholar-in Residence dinner (prior RSVP requested)* 6:30-7:30 pm, followed by 45 minute service and 1 hour talk (approx.) on “WIZARDS OF WIT: HOW JEWS REVOLUTIONIZED COMEDY

Saturday, 4/6/19: 8:45-9:00am (bagels and cream cheeses)(prior RSVP requested)*; 9-10:30am Torah Study topic is “FROM KRAKOW TO KRYPTON: A HISTORY OF JEWS AND COMIC BOOKS.” Service 10:30am-12noon, and lunch (prior RSVP requested)* 12-1 pm.

Sunday, 4/7/19: Three age-appropriate cartooning workshops with conversations on the topic of Jewish roots of Superheroes and/or comics and film with SMILE school students and their families.

*RSVPs for meals were taken through April 1st at noon, those wishing to attend meals now must call Sharon Apple at 215-836-5648.

Everyone is invited to attend all services and presentations without RSVP!

To read more about these topics and see Arie's bio, please click on the first attached document below.

To see the event flier, please click on the second attached document below.



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PDF icon SIR 2019 flyer.pdf484.89 KB