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We are 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.

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Building Closure Alert for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Society Hill Synagogue Playschool, Office, and Building Closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The School District of Philadelphia has announced all Philadelphia schools are closed for Tuesday, January 27, 2015, due to the snow storm. We operate on the Philadelphia School District schedule for inclement weather, so if Philadelphia Public Schools are closed, have early dismissal, or cancel after-school activities due to bad weather, then our schools will also be closed. We will keep you informed with up to date information here on the homepage.


 News and Events

Philadelphia Interfaith Community Meeting

Join us at our next PIC meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 7–9 PM, at Old St Joseph's Church (321 Willings Alley), in the 3rd floor library, when we will discuss the book, The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain.

Adult Education: I and Thou

Martin Buber is arguably one of the most pivotal Jewish intellectuals of the 20th century. His book, I and Thou, is one of the most well known, but unfortunately, least read, of works.