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Space Needs Survey

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.

SHS Playschool Summer Camp

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.

Host a Visiting Family During the Papal Visit

host-a-familySupport 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.

Jewish History in 100 Nutshells

The Balfour Declaration - A Turning Point in Modern Jewish History

james-balfourThe Balfour Declaration, an official statement of the British government's "sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations," was conveyed in a letter dated November 2, 1917, from Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild. The declaration, which endorses the "establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, " was recognized by international law when it became part of the British Mandate for Palestine in 1920. The Balfour Declaration was a turning point in modern Jewish history, enabling the dream of a Jewish state to become a political fact.

Vare-Washington Elementary School

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.