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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 8:30am
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:30am
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 11:00am

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GJC in the News

"Germantown Jewish Centre's Klezmukah: A Very Jewish Christmas Eve"

Read the full article in the Broad Street Review

"New Translation of Jewish Mystical Text for a New Audience"

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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 

Rabbi's Blog

 Jerusalem on my trip with Interfaith Partners for Peace with Rabbi Gordon.  This picture shows me with my partners on this journey (from left):  Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Rabbi David Strauss of Main Line Reform Temple, and Rev. Joyce Shin of Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.  Together we are exploring the prospects for peace in this land, learning from ancient sites and their history and from speaking to those engaged in their own struggles in the present day.  You can see more pictures and thoughts about our trip on my Facebook page.  Today we met with two Palestinians, one a citizen of Israel and one a resident of Jerusalem, and heard their very different perspectives on the situation of the Palestinian people and what can be done to advance change.  As we enter Shabbat here, I am inspired by the openness and curiosity of the rabbis and ministers on this trip with me, their concern for understanding, and their conviction that this process of hearing multiple, sometimes conflicting narratives can help us all work toward peace.  May we all find ways to become peacemakers, and may all the people in this holy city, this holy land, and this holy world be blessed with peace. 

Live Stream

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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