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Welcome to Germantown Jewish Centre

Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 11:00am
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 8:30am
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:00am
Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:00am
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 10:00am

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Spotlight Event

Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 7 PM in the Temin Canteen Room - Click on the picture to purchase tickets!

Just as we greet Shabbat, the "Queen of the Days", on Friday night with our Kabbalat Shabbat service, there is a tradition of ushering out the Shabbat Queen on Saturday night with music, singing and dancing.  Join us as we renew this tradition with joyful Jewish music from around the world!

$18/ticket (children 0-12 free)

Please consider supporting future GJC music events by becoming a Sponsor ($118, incl. 2 tickets) or Patron ($360, incl. 4 tickets)




GJC in the News

"Synagogues Provide Respite for Homeless Families"

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 

2016 Annual Purim Bash!

Saddle shoes or converse?  Beehives or pompadours?  Which will YOU wear?  This year's Purim Bash is for ALL ages!  Click on the image to see full details!

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