Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre
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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
On Monday we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his fight for racial and economic justice in the U.S., and it is amazing and wonderful that we have such a day built into the calendar of this country. However, it would be a mistake to surround Dr. King's story with a golden glow, seeing a universally-acclaimed hero who succeeded in ridding the U.S. of its racist heritage. In remembering Dr. King, we must remember two hard truths. First, like many prophetic voices, what Dr. King had to say was widely unpopular in his time; calling out racial injustice in this country and holding out a radically different vision of what America could and should be was not what the government or leaders of this country wanted to hear. Second, as we know too well, Dr. King achieved much, but despite his work and his sacrifice, racism and its attendant injustices are alive and well in America today. So we should not be discouraged if it sometimes seems that we are working against the tide in trying to attack racism, and we should not be surprised that it is not easily abolished. Dr.
What's YOUR Centre?
What's YOUR Centre?
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