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PLEASE NOTE: Minyan tomorrow morning begins at 9:00 AM and will not be followed by breakfast. Evening minyan tomorrow will be by ZOOM ONLY.

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Honey from the Heart

You can send a jar of honey to family, friends, and business associates near and far. This is a great way to wish everyone a L’Shana Tova! And you’ll be supporting both the AJWA Sisterhood and ORT America. Each 8 oz. jar contains delicious golden honey which is certified Kosher by the Orthodox Union and guaranteed to be 100% pure honey. Order by August 1 to get free shipping. Click here to learn more. If you have difficulty with the website, call Leslie Sokolow at 215.758.2404.

Advertise in the AJ 5785 Printed Calendar!

We're starting to develop the AJ printed calendar for 5785. As usual, we have opportunities for you to advertise your business in the Business Directory in the back of the calendar. You can also include birthday, anniversary, and yahrzeit information to the AJ Calendar. Children love to see their names in print, spouses no longer have an excuse to forget an anniversary, and yahrzeits can be conveniently listed so you never miss a kaddish. The cost is $8 per listing and with the purchase of at least one listing, you'll also get a free New Year Greeting, "L'Shanah Tovah from..."


You can download this form for both types of ads. Alternatively, you can submit online here for the Business Directory and here for lifecycle events. Please submit all forms by Monday, July 15.



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Friday, July 12: Family-style Garden Tour and Garden Salad Dinner.

Join your fellow AJers and bring a blanket and your outdoor chairs. Bring family and friends for a walk around our pollinator garden and stay for a family-style garden salad-inspired dinner at AJ. You are welcome to stay for services, of course! Outside, weather permitting. 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (services to follow at 6:15 PM) Click here to register or here for more information.

Sunday, July 21: All Ages, All-AJers-Welcome Mini Golf at Burholme. Bring your own water and snacks. 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sunday, August 4: Wild Water Play at AJ with Crazy Lazy Hotdog Days of Summer! We will have sprinklers and water games. Dress to impress or just to get wet! We will serve amazing toppings for your favorite dog. Pets are welcome! (Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available). 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Wednesday, August 28: Fun-for-Everyone Mini Golf at Tee’s in Conshohocken. 

8:00 PM to 9:30 PM. 

Sunday, September 8: BBQ Bring ‘Em Back. Games, music, and a new AJ tradition, our own AJ Pie Eating contest! 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Stay tuned for more information!

Midweek Mindfulness!

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Walking with Wonder (NOT meeting tonight)

Are you looking for ways to connect with friends and nature? Walk with us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM. Meet at AJ in the downstairs lobby. Walking, talking, silence, and nature-watching welcome! Bring a pet, bring a child, bring a friend! It will be a non-strenuous walk led by Beth Shapiro or a congregant. Wednesdays, from now through August 21. Call the office before 4:30 PM on Wednesday afternoons, to make sure we are walking…if it is too hot or raining, the walk will be canceled. 

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Moment of Mindfulness

Sit and engage in a mindful meditation, deep, healing breathing or gentle movement on Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Meet us in the Strauss Chapel immediately after minyan breakfast. Come as you are, come from home or work or from minyan. Join your friends or bring a friend for a moment of mindfulness, calm and community! No registration is needed. Beginning July 11. 

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AJ Summer Blood Drive

Monday, July 15 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Perform a potentially life-saving mitzvah by donating blood at AJ between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Open slots are still available. Please consider being a donor; the supplies are low while the need remains high. To schedule an appointment, click here.

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 June 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.



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 July Service Sign-up Form. Your registration will help us to keep the building secure. Thank you!


July 4, 2024 |

28 Sivan 5784

Thursday Morning

Morning Service

9:00 AM

Please note:

Morning minyan will NOT 

be followed by breakfast

Please note:

Evening minyan tomorrow

will be by ZOOM ONLY.


July 5, 6, 2024 |

30 Sivan 5784

Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat

6:15 PM

Led by Morley Smerling

Saturday Morning

Shabbat Morning Service

10:00 AM

Led by David Seltzer

You can download this weekend's

pew pamphlet here.

Saturday Evening


8:15 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.


Substitute Teachers Wanted!

Do you love children? We have a wonderful opportunity for you! Join our Early Childhood Staff as a substitute teacher! Make some extra money and have fun doing it. All you would need are clearances and a desire to make a difference in a child’s day. Our Early Learning Center serves children from 3 months to 5 years of age. Please contact Tracey Perchick, Early Childhood Director for more details tperchick@adathjeshurun.info.

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 July/August 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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