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NEW! We have launched a new page on our website called "AJ Community Bulletin Board." In blog format, we'll be letting you know about things we think may be of interest to you. You'll find non-AJ events that are happening in the Elkins Park community and beyond, thoughts from Rav Shai, content concerning Israel, etc. Check it out here! (If you are on the AJ website, you can find the link in the top menu bar items, on the far right side.)

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It's Time to CSA! Summer shares in the Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op are being sold now. More info on the AJ Community Bulletin Board or you can download a flyer for the produce share here.


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Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached

Friday, April 12 at 6:15 PM

Unplug from a busy week with an acoustic Shabbat service led by Hazzan Howard Glantz with familiar tunes that will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Stay for Oneg Shabbat (lite dinner bites and gathering with friends). 6:15 PM. Click here to learn more or here to register.

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Adult Ed Anti-Judaism Series

Lunch and Learn: Navigating the Post-10/7 Landscape

with Prof. Ayal Feinberg

Saturday, April 20 at approximately 12:00 PM (in person at AJ)

Prof. Ayal Feinberg will review new data underscoring changes in antisemitism following the terrorist attack of 10/7. He’ll explore what we know about underlying mechanisms through which 10/7-specific antisemitism has manifested—blame, responsibility, and conspiracy. Then he’ll close with a discussion on how 10/7 is likely to permanently impact antisemitism and alter the identity of the diaspora moving forward. Click here to learn more or to register.

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Shabbat Services with Choir and Organ

Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 AM

Join us for a Hol HaMoed Pesach Shabbat service accompanied by choir and organ. Services will be followed by a luncheon. Please register using the April online registration form.

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Shoah Seder

Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 PM

This year, AJ will be hosting its first Shoah Seder. This unique program utilizes the methods of the Pesach Seder and combines them with the history of the Shoah to create an unforgettably powerful experience. There will be a $25 charge per person, 13 years and older, and a strict limit on the number of participants. Registration is now open and will be closed when we reach our numerical limit. Please register here.

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Community Yom HaShoah Service at 

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am

Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 PM

The Kehillah of Old York Road will present its 24th Annual Yom HaShoah service on Sunday, May 5, at 7:00 PM. Old York Road Temple-Beth Am will host George Marcus, a Holocaust survivor, who will share his poignant family narrative during Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.” Find out more here to register.

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Grandparents Group

Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 PM via Zoom

In many of our sessions over the years we have talked about our grandchildren’s emotional growth and ability to handle challenges. This session will not only discuss that aspect of our grandchildren’s emotional healthy growth but give us practical ways to engage with them and help them explore their world as we learn more about them. Dr. Robert Vogel will be our guest. Learn more and register here.

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AJMA Trip to the Jewish Heritage Night Phillies Game

Tuesday, June 18 (Bus leaves AJ at 5:15 PM SHARP)

Let the AJ Men's Association take you out to see the Fightin' Phillies battle the San Diego Padres! The game is on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:40 PM. Tickets (Section 326) are $45 each, including transportation. We have a bus leaving AJ parking lot at at 5:15 PM SHARP! Click here to register. Questions? Email Howard Goldman at hrgtax@verizon.net.

Israeli Dancing

Israeli dancing is here! Tuesdays, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. If interested contact Susan Novack at Susan@novack.net.

An Adult Education Resource for AJ Congregants

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, dedicated to the Jewish value of learning for its own sake (Torah lishmah), has partnered with the Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP). You can download a list of the April courses here, May courses here, or go to www.occsp.net. If you register and can’t attend, a link will be sent after the event to a recording. There is also an archive of classes that you can view here.

***On Tuesday, May 28, Rav Shai will be interviewing Gila Fine, author of The Madwoman in the Rabbi’s Attic: Rereading the Women of the Talmud, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Get the link in the May PDF or at the CSP website.***



Wearing masks is OPTIONAL for services. Up-to-date vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged but not required for entry. See updated protocols here.

Please continue to register for Friday evening and Saturday morning services by completing the April Service Sign-up Form. Your registration will help us to keep the building secure. Thank you!


April 12, 13, 2024 |

5 Nisan 5784

Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached

6:15 PM

Saturday Morning

Morning Service

B' Mitzvah of 

Hannah Silverstein

Daughter of

Joe Silverstein and Felice LePar

9:30 AM

The service will be followed by a luncheon sponsored by Hannah's parents.

You can download this weekend's pew pamphlet here.

Saturday Evening


7:20 PM



Sunday through Thursday: 7:00 PM


Sunday: 9:00 AM

Monday and Thursday: 7:20 AM

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:

7:30 AM


We have resumed sharing breakfast

after weekday morning minyans on Thursdays.


Through the Zoom platform, congregants can attend services virtually.

We have three Zoom links for AJ services: one for Friday evening and Saturday morning services, one for Saturday evening services, and one for all other services. You can find those links by clicking here to go to the service schedule page on the AJ website; then scroll down and look for links in the left column.

COVID Guidelines

If you are planning to attend services or an event at AJ, you can find our current COVID-19 guidelines as of March, 2024 here.


Earn Money for AJ by Shopping at House of Kosher!

For any amount that an AJ member spends, House of Kosher will give 2% of the sale to AJ! All you need to do is mention AJ's unique Shopper Code 6611 and the discount is immediately applied as a credit to your organization.

Any first-time customer that is a member of AJ will receive a 10% discount on your in-store shopping of over $100! House of Kosher is located at 9806 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19115.

KleinLife: Montgomery County Update

Programs for Seniors at AJ 

Our Montgomery County location is OPEN for one in-person exercise class 10:30 to 11:30 AM, Tuesday through Thursday, with some virtual classes still available, as well as other special programs. Reservations are appreciated one week in advance to partake in the in-person classes. You can also sign up for lunch after Tuesday class. For more information and/or to reserve your spot, please call 215.635.5244 or email gkorostoff@kleinlife.org. You can download a March/April KleinLife Newsletter here.

KleinLife: Montgomery County has resumed a regular schedule of Tuesday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. They have also resumed in-person lunch with a boxed lunch on Tuesdays, and hot lunches on Wednesday and Thursday.

Grab & Go Meals! Kleinlife is now offering Grab & Go frozen meals once a week from AJ. You MUST RESERVE at least a week ahead of time for 5 frozen kosher meals. Thursday is the regular pick-up day, between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Call 215.635.5244 for more details.

Do you have a question about any of the events or announcements in this email? Call the synagogue office at 215.635.6611. 

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