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The South Philadelphia Shtiebel is a spiritual home for Jewish living, vibrant study, and community connection in South Philadelphia.

The Shtiebel is a shul but it’s not just any shul. It is only in its first few months, and it is already also a community center, buzzing with spirited Jewish learning, kids playing, new friendships forming, and lively prayer services. It’s a radically accessible space, where both lifetime shul-goers and people who haven’t set foot in a synagogue in twenty years feel comfortable. And it’s a genuinely unique space, a space rooted in halacha, or Jewish law, and also a home for emergent ideas. 

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  • Friday ,
    JanJanuary  31 , 2020
    Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat Bo
    Friday, Jan 31st 6:30p to 7:30p

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  • Tuesday ,
    FebFebruary  4 , 2020
    Basic Judaism
    Tuesday, Feb 4th 6:45p to 8:45p
    The South Philadelphia Shtiebel, Mekor Habracha and the Jewish Learning Center of Philadelphia (JLCP) invite you to join us for an exciting new program, the Basic Judaism Class. Topics include but are not limited to: The Jewish Life Cycle, Jewish history, philosophy, ethics, practice, and Bible. We will experience the spirituality and tastes of Shabbat. We will journey together through the experiences of the various Jewish holidays. This 36-week course will include a weekly class on Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 8:45 PM, and is open to all those who are interested in learning about and being involved in the beauty of Jewish traditions, ideas, texts, history, and community. The course begins, Tuesday February 4. The suggested donation for the 36 classes is $500, though no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Not sure if the course is right for you? Contact Rabbi David Kalb, Rabbi Eliezer Hirsch or Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter for more info. Please indicate on the form if you would also be interested in a Crash Course in Hebrew in Reading, as a a companion to Basic Judaism (To be offered during the last several weeks of the Basic Judaism Class). The Basic Judaism Class is not a conversion program in and of itself, but it can be used as a course of study for individuals pursuing conversion to Judaism. If you are interested in conversion, please speak to us and we will connect you to an appropriate Rabbi. The Jewish Learning Center of Philadelphia is based on the highly successful Jewish Learning Center of New York, a project of Ohr Torah Stone. The Jewish Learning Center provides intellectually stimulating Jewish educational programs, vibrant cultural activities, exciting social gatherings and important social action programs in the context of a spiritual, open and welcoming setting.

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  • Friday ,
    FebFebruary  7 , 2020
    Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat Beshalach
    Friday, Feb 7th 6:30p to 7:30p

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  8 , 2020
    Shabbat Morning Davening followed by Lunch and Learn
    Shabbat, Feb 8th 9:00a to 1:00p

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  9 , 2020
    Growing Into Our Gifts: Book Talk and Conversation
    Sunday, Feb 9th 11:00a to 12:30p
    Join us for a book talk with Evonne Marzouk, debut author of the Prophetess, in conversation with Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter. The Prophetess is a story about a 17 year-old girl who is called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. It’s a coming of age story about discovering spiritual wisdom. Join us for a conversation, coffee, and pastries. “Exquisitely accomplishes a partnership between the divine and the quotidian…  A complex yet accessible coming-of-age story…Fuses the mystical past with a teenager's complicated present through a richly rendered world of Jewish prayer and ritual.”—Kirkus Reviews

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  15 , 2020
    Tot Shabbat!
    Shabbat, Feb 15th 10:00a to 11:30a
    Doors open for family-centered Tot Shabbat at 9:30. We will start at 10 with lots of storytelling, music, and fun, followed by a play group from 10:30 to 11. Presented by the South Philadelphia Shtiebel and Makom Community.

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  • Sunday ,
    FebFebruary  16 , 2020
    The South Philadelphia Shtiebel at the Jewish Relief Agency
    Sunday, Feb 16th 8:30a to 12:30p
    The Jewish Relief Agency serves over 6,000 low-income individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and strengthening our community. A good number of those individuals live right in our neighborhood in South Philadelphia. Join the Shtiebel for a morning of packing at the Northeast Location of JRA followed by distribution in the South Philadelphia neighborhood.

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  • Saturday ,
    FebFebruary  29 , 2020
    HIDDENSTARאסתרESTHER episode XXII: The Book of Esther in English Translation by Moriah Levin
    Motzei Shabbat, Feb 29th 8:00p to 11:00p
    Saturday, February 29, 20208:00 PM Drinks + Snacks8:30 PM Reading: HIDDENSTARאסתרESTHER episode XXII South Philadelphia Shtiebel1733 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148Admission $10/PWYW. Purchase your ticket here! On Saturday night, February 29, ה’ אדר, the 5th of Adar, the South Philadelphia Shtiebel presents a public spoken word reading of HIDDENSTARאסתרESTHER episode XXII: The Book of Esther in English Translation by Moriah Levin. Doors open at 8:00 PM for drinks and snacks; reading begins at 8:30 PM.  All proceeds from admission will help pay for the South Philadelphia Shtiebel’s Purim Seudah.

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Jan
24
Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
Friday, Jan 24 5:45p
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Jan
25
Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
Shabbat, Jan 25 4:45p
Jan
28
Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
Tuesday, Jan 28 7:30p
Jan
30
Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
Thursday, Jan 30 7:45a

This week's Torah portion is Parshat Vaera

Candle Lighting

Friday, Jan 24, 4:52p

Havdalah

Motzei Shabbat, Jan 25, 6:01p

Shabbat Mevarchim

Shabbat, Jan 25
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Sun Mon Tues Wed Thu Fri Sat
Chanukah
Rosh Chodesh Tevet
  • 9:00a Davening with Musical Hallel + Baby Naming!
  • 11:00a Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
Chanukah
     
    • 4:30p Candle Lighting
    • 5:45p Pre-Shabbat Class: Approaching Emotion: The Tears of the Yosef Story
    • 6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat VaYigash
    Vayigash
    • 10:00a Shabbat Morning Tot Shabbat
    • 4:00p Final Daf Yomi for Masechet Niddah
    • 5:39p Havdalah
     
    • 10:00a Siyum on Masechet Niddah and Livestream of Siyum HaShas
    Fast of Tevet
    • 7:30p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
     
    • 7:45a Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
     
    • 4:37p Candle Lighting
    • 5:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat VaYechi
    Vayechi
    • 9:00a Shabbat Morning Davening: VaYechi
    • 11:30a LUNCH AND LEARN // Visiting the Sick: Bikur Cholim in Jewish Law and Thought
    • 4:00p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 5:46p Havdalah
    • 8:00p Sandcatchers at the South Philadelphia Shtiebel
     
    • 7:30p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
     
    • 7:45a Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
     
    • 4:44p Candle Lighting
    • 5:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat Shemot
    Shemot
    • 4:30p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 5:53p Havdalah
     
    • 10:00a Learning to Read Torah with Ariel Platt (Registration Required)
     
    • 4:52p Candle Lighting
    • 5:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat Va'era
    Shabbat Mevarchim
    Vaera
    • 4:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
    • 6:01p Havdalah
    Rosh Chodesh Shevat
       
      • 7:30p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
       
      • 7:45a Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
       
      • 5:01p Candle Lighting
      • 5:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
      • 6:30p Kabbalat Shabbat: Parshat Bo
      Bo
      • 4:45p Daf Yomi at the Shtiebel
      • 6:10p Havdalah

       

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