Society Hill Synagogue is a vibrant, egalitarian congregation, welcoming people of all backgrounds and approaches to Judaism. We serve the religious, educational, cultural and social needs of the Jewish community in Center City Philadelphia and its environs. Our religious services are based on the Conservative liturgy. From our Playschool and Hebrew School to our adult education programs, we provide exciting opportunities for lifelong learning and spiritual growth.
More than one hundred SHS congregants and members of the Society Hill community attended a very special award ceremony at SHS on Saturday, February 7 from 8 to 10 PM. Partners for Sacred Places/Philadelphia Regional Fund representatives were on hand to present us with an official certificate documenting our receipt of the $80,000 matching grant we have recently been awarded. Over the course of the next two years, we must raise the matching funds and complete several restoration projects critical to the preservation of our beautiful historic building.
Alan Greenberger, FAIA, Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, spoke about his exciting vision for the city of Philadelphia.
After Mr. Greenberger's speech, guests, mingled and enjoyed a delicious dessert and champagne reception. Many thanks to our generous food sponsors (Chef's Market, Whole Foods Market, and Homemade Goodies by Roz: A Kosher Bakery) who donated gourmet pastries, brownies, and cookies in honor of this special occasion.
SHS Babies are Busy, Busy, Busy!
We have three fun events planned for November. First, we will be joining the Young Families Group at the Please Touch Museum on Sunday November 18 (more details to follow). Second, we will be meeting for story time at the Santore Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library (932 S. 7th Street) on Tuesday, November 13, at 10:15 AM. Third, we will have a classroom play date at SHS on Wednesday, November 7, at 3 PM.
I look forward to seeing everybody at one or all of these events!