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Don't miss a very special Shabbat service on Saturday, February 17 with choir and organ. See the item below!

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Help us fill a forest with trees in Israel! Trees are $18 each. Click here.


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Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached

Friday, February 16 at 6:15 PM

Unplug from a busy week with an acoustic Shabbat service led by Hazzan Howard Glantz with familiar tunes that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. For all ages, from babies to bubbies. Bring your friends for this relaxed, casual, and enjoyable service! Use the February Service sign-up form to register. 6:15 PM

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Shabbat Service with Choir and Organ, Followed by Luncheon

Saturday, February 17, at 9:30 AM

Shabbat service will include choir and organ, sponsored by Ann Kalmanor. We will be dedicating the new doors and honoring Ann for her generous donation toward the purchase of the doors. There will be a luncheon following services. ***Please register here.***

Continuation of Adult Ed Series: Anti-Judaism from the Gospel to Today—

Third Session: Jews and the Third Reich, with Rav Shai

Thursday, February 22, at 7:30 PM (in person and via Zoom)

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Too often, people think of the Shoah as an event. It was a process. This session will look at the social death of the Jews in the Third Reich, from 1933 to 1941, that was a necessary prerequisite to systematic extermination. Click here to register. (If you registered for this session during the initial sign-up for the series in October, you don't need to register again. If you didn't register then, feel free to register now!) Next session: 10/7's Empirical Insights: Blame, Responsibility, Conspiracy and the Future of Antisemitism, with Prof. Ayal Feinberg, on Saturday, April 20.

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Beth Sholom & AJ Players' Production of Mary Poppins

Thursday, February 22 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, February 24 at 8:00 PM; and Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM

Come see your friends and neighbors in the Beth Sholom and AJ Played' production of Mary Poppins! Click here to find out more and to buy tickets and ads. The ad deadline is February 1 (today).

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10/7 Resilience: 

A Discussion with Members of Kibbutz Kfar Aza

Sunday, February 25 at 10:30 AM (in person at AJ only)

Witnessing may take different forms. Several members of Kibbutz Kfar Aza will be coming to AJ to share their testimony of surviving the worst violence against the Jewish community since the Shoah. You can find out more and register here.

AJWA Sisterhood Shabbat

Saturday, March 2 at 9:30 AM

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You are invited to join us on Saturday, March 2 for AJWA Sisterhood Shabbat featuring a beautiful, multi-generational service led by the women of AJWA Sisterhood, followed by a wonderful luncheon. Our Annette W. Black Memorial Lecture for this year’s AJWA Sisterhood Shabbat is Rory Glantz, daughter of Rav Hazzan Glantz. She will share insights from her recent volunteer trip to Israel. Please use the March Online Services form to register for services and the luncheon. Want to help to prepare the luncheon? Or participate in services? Or become a Shabbat Angel with a donation? You can learn all of that here.

Men's Shabbat

Men's Shabbat will be held on Saturday, March 16. Please contact Howard Goldman at [email protected] if you are interested in participating!

Israeli Dancing

Israeli dancing is back! Tuesdays, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. If interested contact Susan Novack at [email protected].

An Adult Education Resource for AJ Congregants

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, dedicated to the Jewish value of learning for its own sake (Torah lishmah), has partnered with the Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)In January and February, CSP has special programming planned as they present their 23rd Annual CSP Scholar in Residence Program with Prof. Howard Lupovitch. “From Stage to Screen: The Jewish Contribution to American Music, Television & Cinema”  is a unique and comprehensive look at the ways in which Jewish individuals and traditions have shaped and influenced American music, television, and cinema. You can see all of the details here, or download a list here.

If you register and can’t attend, a link will be sent after the event to a recording. There is also an archive of classes that you can view here.



Wearing masks is OPTIONAL for services. Up-to-date vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged but not required for entry. See updated protocols here.

Please continue to register for Friday evening and Saturday morning services by completing the February Service sign-up form. Your registration will help us to keep the building secure. Thank you!


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Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat

6:15 PM

Saturday Morning

Morning Service

9:30 AM

PB&J Family Service

10:45 AM

***Please register here.***

Here's a link to this

weekend's pew pamphlet.

Saturday Evening


5:10 PM



Sunday through Thursday: 7:00 PM


Sunday: 9:00 AM

Monday and Thursday: 7:20 AM

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:

7:30 AM


We have resumed sharing breakfast

after weekday morning minyans on Thursdays.


Through the Zoom platform, congregants can attend services virtually.

We have three Zoom links for AJ services: one for Friday evening and Saturday morning services, one for Saturday evening services, and one for all other services. You can find those links by clicking here to go to the service schedule page on the AJ website; then scroll down and look for links in the left column.

COVID Guidelines

If you are planning to attend services or an event at AJ, you can find our current COVID-19 guidelines as of May 11, 2023 here.


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It's that time of year again! JEVS is now accepting applications for the Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship Program in Philadelphia. This is a paid internship program for current sophomores and juniors in college. Please contact Rhonda Cohen at [email protected] for more information and an application.

Earn Money for AJ by Shopping at House of Kosher!

For any amount that an AJ member spends, House of Kosher will give 2% of the sale to AJ! All you need to do is mention AJ's unique Shopper Code 6611 and the discount is immediately applied as a credit to your organization.

Any first-time customer that is a member of AJ will receive a 10% discount on your in-store shopping of over $100! House of Kosher is located at 9806 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19115.

KleinLife: Montgomery County Update

Programs for Seniors at AJ 

Our Montgomery County location is OPEN for one in-person exercise class 10:30 to 11:30 AM, Tuesday through Thursday, with some virtual classes still available, as well as other special programs. Reservations are appreciated one week in advance to partake in the in-person classes. You can also sign up for lunch after Tuesday class. For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please call 215.635.5244 or email [email protected]. You can find their calendar of events here.

KleinLife: Montgomery County has resumed a regular schedule of Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They have also resumed in-person lunch with a boxed lunch on Tuesdays, and hot lunches on Wednesday and Thursday.

Grab & Go Meals! Kleinlife is now offering Grab & Go frozen meals once a week from AJ. You MUST RESERVE at least a week ahead of time for 5 frozen kosher meals. Thursday is the regular pick-up day, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Call 215.635.5244 for more details.

You can download a January/February KleinLife Newsletter here.

Do you have a question about any of the events or announcements in this email? Call the synagogue office at 215.635.6611. 

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