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Imagine this: A storefront on East Passyunk Avenue, a dynamic and busy corridor full of restaurants, boutiques, and shops. One of the storefronts is the South Philadelphia Shtiebel, and with its large and inviting windows, passersby often knock to say hello, to ask about Jewish life, to make connections, to learn together or come to a service. The Shtiebel--a place for gathering, a synagogue, and so much more-- only in its first few months, is already full of regular learning, kids playing, spirited prayer, and all kinds of conversation and community building.  

Jewish people of all backgrounds in South Philadelphia are looking for a home where they can enjoy Shabbat and holiday meals together, engage in uplifting and empowered learning and prayer opportunities, and create spaces to collectively mark, celebrate, and observe life cycle events. The South Philadelphia Shtiebel hopes to be that home with the leadership of Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter, and we are excited to join the area’s other synagogues and institutions in creating new access points to Jewish life in Philadelphia.  

We are deeply rooted to our heritage and are connected to one another, and we are a spiritual home that empowers its community members to be active participants in Jewish life and Torah learning.

The founding of the South Philadelphia Shtiebel is made possible by seed funding from Start-Up Shul, a project helping to incubate inclusive and vibrant modern orthodox communities across the country; Hillel’s Office of Innovation Rabbinic Entrepreneurship Fellowship; in addition to private donations from Zelda R. Stern, New York, NY. In order for the project to continue to thrive, additional funding will be raised from foundations and private donations.

Fri, August 23 2019 22 Av 5779