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.
News and Events
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.
Celebrate Tu B’Sh’vat with an olive oil tasting and music-filled play date with the SHS Baby & Me Group!
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.
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.
- Havdalah Pajama Party
- Inter-NOSH-ional Night
- Young Professionals–Topics on Tap: Culture Wars: Evolution vs. the Biblical Creation Myth– Taking Both Seriously
- Young Professionals–Topics on Tap: Purim as Release and the Book of Esther as Revenge Fantasy
- SHS: It's Where Diversity is Kosher
- 2014 Volunteer Opportunities at Vare-Washintgon Elementary School
- Vare-Washington Elementary School
- Report from POWER’s Fall Leadership Assembly
- 50% Dues Discount for New Members