P'nai Or Philadelphia is a welcoming and diverse Jewish Renewal community. We invite you to learn more about our community.

We come together for prayer, study, and celebration, building a vibrant spiritual community to effect personal and global transformation in our home in the Community Wing of Summit Presbyterian Church  6757 Greene Street in West Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA 19119

We meet in our light and spacious room on Jewish holidays and every Shabbos (Saturdays 10:30 am-1:00 p.m.).

Our davvenen' (prayer style)  is upbeatcelebrational and participatory, blending Hebrew and English song and chant with opportunities for reflection and sharing. Throughout the year, we sponsor classes, get-togethers, and holiday celebrations. 

Torah study
 
from 9:15-10:15 am is an hour of lively, participatory discussion
Shabbos Morning services 10:30-1:00 are followed by a vegetarian/dairy potluck lunch. Everyone is welcome! 

Our next Event:  A Shabbat Shmooze – WhaleTales  by  Stuart Goldman

Children, as well as adults, are captivated by and curious about Whales. In the mid-80s I found my meaning and purpose in the world by developing a program and offering it to students, throughout the East Coast. I performed this show in roughly 800 schools. Of course I have the skill to deliver this in age appropriate language.  When performed at P'nai Or, in 2013, it was extremely well received. Folks explored there insatiable curiosity about whales during the question-and-answer period.

 

Ex: fact: whales must stay awake so they can breath/ fact: whales go to sleep frequently throughout the day.

Question: how is this possible? fyi: a 10 year old answered this correctly

Whaletales is a journey into the world of whales accentuated by hundreds of slides that I have taken while at sea involved in whale research. The program is captivating and deeply educational. Note: there is a slide-show that is part of this presentation. No recordings will be made during Shabbat. 

Date: Shabbat afternoon November 8 Time: After lunch, after services, about 1:30ish PM.


Shabbat at P'nai Or is awesome!

WE LOVE EVERYONE WHO COMES AND CO-CREATES OUR FABULOUS, CREATIVE, FUN, DEEP, SWEET GATHERINGS. IF YOU ARE NEW TO OUR WEBSITE, WE HOPE YOU WILL COME JOIN US TOO!

YOU CAN LEARN A LOT ABOUT US BY EXPLORING THIS WEBSITE, AND EVEN MORE BY BEING WITH US! 

• If you are Jewish but don’t know what that means, you are welcome.

•Whether or not you believe in God, or if you struggle with your beliefs, or even if you’re not sure what to believe, you are welcome. 

•If you have become disconnected from your Jewish roots, no matter how far back they may go, you are welcome.

•If you are not Jewish but something in you loves something about Judaism, you are welcome.

•If you have traversed other spiritual paths and are still seeking spiritual nourishment and community, you are welcome.

•If you have been thinking about starting to celebrate Shabbat and Holidays but don’t know where to begin, you are welcome.

•If you have recently experienced a special milestone in your life, and long for a kindred community to celebrate with, you are welcome.

•If you have recently experienced a loss in your life, and would be comforted by having the support of a caring and compassionate community along with its Jewish spiritual resources, you are welcome.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU.
See Upcoming Events  for calendar of exciting programs! 

View Our P'nai Or Sukkah Building Slideshow

View our Hannukah at P'nai Or Slideshow!

Hannukah at P'nai Or



When the month of Adar arrives, happiness increases!"
  View our 
Laugh 'til you plotz 
Queen Esther's 
P'nai Or Purim Costume Party
  
slide show

P'nai Or PURIM! Slideshow




Join our weekly 10:30 am 

Shabbos Morning davvenen'

great music, friends, deep prayer, high spirits, and veggie/dairy potluck lunch every week!


Torah study: 9:15 led by Rabbi Arthur Waskow and Maggid Melvin Metelits.

WOW!

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2nd FRIDAYS AT P’NAI OR 

with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein and Daniella Forstater

Musical Kabbalat Shabbat Chant Service
and Potluck Dinner

September 12, 2014 was great!

next one: October 10th!

(and subsequent 2nd Fridays, 

6:15 Arrival and schmoozing
6:30 Service begins
7:30ish Dairy/Vegetarian Potluck Dinner

A teenager babysitter will be available to help with young children during services For more information, contact pnaiorrabbi@aol.com or malkahbinah@gmail.com

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Thank you to Everyone 
who Co-Created our Community Shloshim Gathering in Honor of Reb Zalman, Tz"l

 

Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi HaRav Meshullam Zalman Hiyya ben Hayyah Gittel v'Shlomo HaKohen

August 28, 1924 - July 3, 2014 

(5 Tammuz 5774)

 Reb Zalman was the visionary founder of Jewish Renewal, a spiritual revolutionary who infused Judaism with a new, creative vitality and contemplative depth. Responsible for the revival of a Judaism that is meaningful on all levels - body, heart, mind, soul and earth - his expansive mind continually pushed the margins of spiritual growth using the languages of technology and ecology. 

 May Reb Zalman’s precious light illuminate our world for a long, long time, and may we, collectively, continue his mission of rousing and lifting up souls. 

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