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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 8:30am
Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 10:00am
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:00am

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GJC Celebrates! Hanukah

Wednesday, December 17 at 6 PM         

Latke dinner, games, singing, classes for adults, teen activities and more! All are welcome!

$7 per person, registration a must! Contact the office at 215.844.1507 X19

Sponsor a Candle on our Outdoor Hanukiyah

The lawn in front of GJC will once again be home to the Dancing Children Hanukiyah, an integral part of the GJC community at holiday time, bringing light to the holiday and the whole neighborhood.

Please join Men’s Club by sponsoring a candle in honor or memory of someone special in your life.  Each night at the lighting the names of those honored will be read.  Lightings at 7 PM, Dec. 16-23 except Fri. Dec. 19 at 4 PM.To sponsor a candle, please complete this form and send a check for $36 per candle to the GJC Men’s Club.




GJC in the News

Caring for the Earth . . . Read Rabbi Zeff's take on Parshat Noah in the Jewish Exponent

Read the full article in the Jewish Exponent



Who We Are

The Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) has been the heart of the Jewish community in Northwest Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for 75 years. We are a vibrant, pluralistic and egalitarian synagogue located in Mount Airy and committed to sustaining and strengthening Jewish life in greater Philadelphia.  Affiliated with the Conservative movement and receptive to the wisdom of many sources in Judaism...read more 

Rabbi's Blog

This week, eighteen GJC community members of all ages will join Rabbi Zeff on a congregational study trip to Israel. They will explore the theme of "Social Challenges and Achievements in Israel."

Featured Video

Get a taste of Kol Zimrah, our monthly musical Friday night service featuring beautiful melodies and hand percussion. The service is followed by a festive wine & cheese oneg.