High Holy Day Food Drive
Help us combat hunger by participating in our High Holy Day Food Drive. Your donations will help feed more than 3,000 families in need, each year through the Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Food Project. Donate your canned food this High Holy Day Today!
Kosher Canned Beans
Kosher Nut Butters
Kosher Canned Fish
All food must have a current date and be unopened; no bulk sizes or glass items please. A large blue container will be in the ground level lobby.
A Special Service for Children Aged 3-7
Children between the ages of 3 and 7, along with their families, are invited to join Hebrew School teacher Rachel Moran on one Saturday each month for singing, dancing, storytelling, and interactive prayer. This 45-minute service will begin at 11 AM on the following dates: October 24, December 5, January 9, February 20, March 12, April 16, and May 7.
Mohammed and the Jews
So how did Mohammed get along with the Jews? Was he the true founder of Islam? What is Islam's version of the Sh'ma? To see this Nutshell, click on the September/October Kesher link of "Nutshell Excerpts", and find the answers to these thought-provoking questions.
Friday Night services will resume, Friday, September 11, 2015
Snag Your Shiny New SHS Membership - While Supplies Last!
Don't miss this opportunity to join Society Hill Synagogue and take advantage of our 50% New Member Discount Rate!
We thank all those who have taken the time to offer their input and although we have received completed surveys from a third of our congregation, we are striving for input from the vast majority of our members. Please take approximately 10 minutes of your time and give us your thoughts..Click on the SURVEY icon to your left.
Judaism can mean many things to many people. It provides an opportunity to engage with
the spiritual, to build community, and to learn.
Society Hill Synagogue (SHS) is proud to announce that the Jewish Daily Forward has named our Rabbi, Avi Winokur, as one of “America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.” The Forward solicited nominations from congregations nationwide and selected thirty-three Rabbis as the most inspiring leaders.
"The White Papers"
The “White Papers” issued by Great Britain in the 1920s and 1930s concerning the circumstances under which Jews could emigrate and make Palestine a Jewish homeland progressively made those prospects less likely. Arab riots and strikes, and Britain’s strategic interest in maintaining Arab cooperation with regard to the oil needed to fight World War II caused Britain to all but reverse its position in the 1917 Balfour Declaration that was receptive to Zionism. To see this Nutshell, click here and read how these papers led to the concept of partition that preceded the eventual creation of the State of Israel.
We need your help to secure a minyan every Tuesday at 7:15 AM for those individuals in our SHS and local communities who wish to say Kaddish.
Society Hill Synagogue was featured in a recent article in the Philadelphia Daily News, Where We Worship Section.