Week of Events
Sundays, beginning March 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Participants will learn from Rick Berkman about Israel's history to understand Israel today, using materials from the Shalom Hartman iEngage curriculum. No previous Israel knowledge required. Sponsored by Israel ConnectRS. Contact Ned Hanover for information. Register here.
At Berkman Mercaz Limud (“learning center”) we foster a sense of love and joy engaging with being Jewish. Building friendships and helping our students feel connected to one another as part of a shared community is foundational and essential to all our programs. To enrich that engagement, we impart Jewish knowledge across a wide spectrum […]
Weitzman Museum Tour: What Tools Do Jews Use to Repair the World? 2:00 to 3:30 PM at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History Resa Levinson As we walk through the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, we will explore and discuss how the growing American Jewish community used precepts and laws from […]
Gleanings from Ruth 4:30 to 5:30 PM at RS and on Zoom Brady Santoro The Book of Ruth, one of the most popular stories in Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), is celebrated in Jewish tradition for its strong narrative and welcoming message, just as it will be celebrated during the upcoming Shavuot holiday. Its subtext within […]
A Walk in the Park: Nature and Judaism 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM at Rittenhouse Square Park Rabbi Eli Freedman Let’s celebrate spring! Join Rabbi Freedman for a walk around Rittenhouse Square as we discuss the Jewish take on nature and the environment. There are plenty of benches along the way. Meet at the fountain […]
Shabbat Service 101 2:00 to 3:15 PM at RS Rabbi Jill Maderer Are you curious about the purpose of the words and customs in our Shabbat service? Would an increased confidence in the traditions open the door to a more deeply spiritual experience? (This is a wonderful opportunity to continue the conversation from Shabbat Deconstructed […]
Philly Overlooked: Surprises in Plain View Redux 6:30 to 7:30 PM at RS Cara Schneider Bongiorno Join us for a presentation on intriguing but little-known Philadelphia history in a conversational and interactive format. The class will focus on historic people, places and events you’re probably familiar with, while sharing overlooked aspects of their stories with […]
Checking Your Career Compass in 2023: Ready to Move On? 12:00 to 1:15 PM at RS and on Zoom David Behrend, Mon Kramer, and Rabbi William Kuhn Careers are not usually a straight line, and change can be either elective or mandated. Has your career experienced professional or personal uncertainty? Did your Jewish values and/or […]
Days of Learning: A Secret Chord that Pleased the Lord: A Concert-Lecture on Musical Instruments of the Psalms
A Secret Chord that Pleased the Lord: A Concert-Lecture on Musical Instruments of the Psalms 5:30 to 6:30 PM at RS Adam Grode Join us for a musical adventure exploring the traditional instruments mentioned in our sacred songs. Hear an historical and archaeological overview as well as live demonstrations of several surviving musical descendants which […]
Join together for a morning Minyan. Click here for the Zoom link. Open to all. Contact Tomas Isakowitz for information.
Witness to War - Recollections After 50 Years 10:30 to 11:45 AM at RS and Zoom Fred Strober Congregant and former RS President Fred Strober was visiting Israel in 1973 when the Yom Kippur War broke out. Fred will give his eyewitness account of this historic event and discuss what the war was about, how […]
Welcome into Our House: Community, Security and Letting the Outside In 12:30 to 2:00 PM at RS Karen DiLossi and Michael Hauptman Join us as we talk about how houses of faith can start to open up their facilities in meaningful ways. This session will explore how we can choose to open our doors, still […]
Why Didn’t You Sing My Favorite: The Journey of Jewish Musical Expression 2:30 to 3:45 PM at RS Cantor Bradley Hyman Explore the music we hear at Shabbat and other services: the origins and variety of melodies that may be old favorites or beautiful new music that enhance our spiritual experience. Register here.
This class is meant to give adults a gateway into studying and chanting any Torah or Haftarah portion. RSVP to Yolanda Jordan
Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m. Meet at Famous 4th St Deli (4th & Bainbridge) Join us for a walking tour in Queen Village featuring tour guide, Jerry Silverman, followed by dinner at Alyan Restaurant (603 S. 4th St). All are welcome. Contact Brian Gordon below for info & to RSVP.
Join Rabbi Eli Freedman at Bar Hygge for a discussion about the week's Torah portion. RSVP here.
Rodin Museum Tour: The Legacy of Jules E. Mastbaum 10:30 to 11:30 AM tour of the Rodin Museum 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM lunch and discussion in the Museum Garden Museum tour led by museum docent Garden discussion led by Jane Friedman Experience one of the world’s greatest collections of work by Auguste Rodin in […]
Please join us each Friday evening from 4:30-5:30pm for Jewish mindfulness meditation. Our practice includes awareness of breath and body (yoga) to help us welcome Shabbat in the spirit of shalom. Come anytime. Beginners welcome. Join Zoom Meeting
Join us on the playground for pizza, music, and welcoming in Shabbat. RSVP to Andi Miller.
The cornerstone of our learning is our Saturday morning Torah Study. We discuss the weekly Torah portion and have a lively and spirited conversation as we relate this ancient text to our daily lives. No special training or prerequisite courses are necessary for you to attend. Neither is there an entrance requirement for the understanding […]
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