Are you going to be in Philly for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur? Join us for a Taste of the New Year at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, 2100 Arch Street! Wine tasting and light hors d'oeuvres will be served, Monday, August 31, 6 - 8 PM. Meet representatives from Center City and Suburban synagogues to receive free or discounted High Holy Day tickets.
RSVP: winetasting2015.eventbrite.com by Thursday, August 27.
No Friday Night Services Until September 11, 2015.
Shabbat Morning Service Schedule, 9 AM Torah Study and 10 AM Services
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.
There are many interesting volunteer opportunities at the school we have adopted, Vare-Washington Elementary.
As you may know, we have continued our partnership with a local elementary school, which has recently merged with another school, to become the Vare-Washington Elementary School, located in South Philadelphia.