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Society Hill Synagogue Playschool Summer Camp applications are now available for children ages 2 - 4 years old. We offer indoor activities, such as free play, circle time, arts and crafts, creative movement, story time, and music.
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.
Support the family—The Sanctuary of Love and Life
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. Each World Meeting of Families has a theme that energizes and enlivens the event while adding great depth of meaning to our understanding of families.
"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.