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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

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Tot Family Havdallah JAM!

Saturday, February 7 at 6 PM

Join us in creating community and carrying the feeling of Shabbat into the week to follow. We will celebrate Havdallah (the end of Shabbat) with singing and dancing and also let our creativity flow with an edible art project. Followed by a simple yet delicious catered dinner and games for the family.

RSVP a MUST by Wednesday, February 4

Contact program@germantownjewishcentre.org

$5 per person (adult and child alike!)

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

When we offer words of consolation to mourners in Jewish tradition, we say, "HaMakom yinachem etchem btoch shaar avlei tzion virushalayim. May God, HaMakom (The Place), comfort you among all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem." Often, I have wondered why we draw on this particular name of God as "The Place," when seeking to comfort mourners.

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.