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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 10:00am
Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 7:45pm

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NEW! Summer Baby & Me @ GJC in partnership with ECP

Fridays at 11 AM

June 19 & 26 and July 10 & 17 


Age: Newborn - 9 months (and adult caregivers)

End your busy week and move into Shabbat with a few minutes of mindfulness with your baby, and a chance to connect with other babies and caregivers. Everyone and every cry welcome! Come as you are!

Facilitators include Rabbi Annie Lewis, Rabbi Alanna Sklover and ECP Director Jodi Gordon 




GJC in the News

The Parent Trip with Rabbis Lewis & Goldman

Read the full article in the Inquirer



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









"Adonai shall guard your going out and your coming in, from this time forth and for ever."


                                                    -Psalm 121:8


This past week, the sun rose and set on the longest day of the year. Summer officially arrived. As the season shifts, we are in a time of transition in our synagogue. Rabbi Spicehandler completed her term as Visiting Rabbi. Elana Shaw finished her last official day as Program Director and Kate Lawn stepped into this new role with great enthusiasm. In the coming week, the Zeff family will return to Philadelphia! We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Zeff back to GJC beginning on July 1st, to reconnecting with Cheryl, Zeke, Avi and Mati and to hearing about their adventures in Israel. Our tradition calls attention to liminal moments, granting us prayers, poetry and ritual to guide us from one place to the next. May the Holy One be with all of us on our journeys these summer months, shaping our exits and our entrances for life and for peace, for now and for all time.

Featured Videos

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.

"Haman Goes Down (and the Jews Go Up)" A fresh new look at the story of Purim - Original rap by Kitah Vav (GJC Religious School's 6th grade class), in partnership with Bible Raps