KI is one of America’s oldest Jewish congregations and when we adopted reform in 1855, we became the first progressive congregation in Philadelphia. That progressive spirit is still a hallmark of KI. We embrace inclusion and innovation, and blend tradition with technology to offer engaging experiences in our religious school and synagogue. Our innovative spirit inspired us many years ago to broadcast services on the radio, and more recently, to use the most current technology to stream services online.
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel has shared Shabbat and holiday services with our listening audience for more than 50 years. For many listeners, our weekly broadcasts have been a way to stay connected to KI, Judaism and the Jewish community. For those who cannot attend services personally, for any reason, hearing services on the radio has been a meaningful way to be a part of the congregation.
Now imagine the feeling of watching a service as if you were there. The new streaming technology allows everyone to hear and SEE our Shabbat and holiday services, from any device, anytime, anywhere.
Viewer response to our online streaming services has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic! Online viewers say they feel like they are fully
in services—even standing up with the congregation and reading prayers responsively.
Advances in streaming technology and the broad use of smartphones and other devices now make it possible for us to transition our services to online broadcasts. Please note that as we evolve from radio to internet streaming, our last radio broadcast will air on December 30
In 2018, you will find our sermons and services exclusively at
. If you or anyone you know has questions or needs help accessing streaming services online, please call us at 215.887.8700 for assistance. We hope all in our community—and particularly our radio listeners—will enjoy this new and improved experience!
Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D., Senior Rabbi
Evonne Kruger, President
P.S. Experience our streaming services by visiting our website at
, open the menu under WORSHIP and click on
Stream Services Online