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Spotlight Event

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Celebrate the long weekend with friends and family.  Relax with good food, great conversation & amazing music.  Watch the children play together and make new friends.  Jam in community with anything that makes music!  There's a $5 pay-at-the-door cover charge for adults (21 & up), beer & drinks included.  Sign up to bring a dish (that will feed at least 8) and let us know if you'll be bringing your instrument!  Be sure to bring your own chairs & blankets!


GJC in the News

"Concert at Germantown Jewish Centre Will Span the Globe"

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


Memorial Day flagsThe Young Dead Soldiers, by Archibald MacLeish

The young dead soldiers do not speak.

Nevertheless they are heard in the still houses.

(Who has not heard them?)

They have a silence that speaks for them at night

And when the clock counts

They say,

We were young.  We have died.  Remember us.

They say,

We have done what we could.

But until it is finished it is not done.

They say,

We have given our lives

But until it is finished no one can know what our lives gave.

They say,

Our deaths are not ours,

They are yours,

They will mean what you make them.

They say,

Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new hope

Or for nothing

We cannot say.

It is you who must say this.

They say,

We leave you our deaths.

Give them their meaning.

Give them an end to the war and a true peace,

Give them a victory that ends the war and a peace afterwards,

Give them their meaning.

We were young, they say.

We have died.

Remember us.

GJC's annual Spring Concert has a brand new feel!

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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