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Have you registered to come to Confirmation tomorrow night? We're hoping for a big crowd to honor our Confirmands and celebrate their achievement at the wonderful dessert reception that is being planned! Please register here. It begins at 6:30 PM (note the time change).


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Friday, June 7: Service and Program at 6:15 PM

Celebrate with our confirmands! Services and Confirmation begin at 6:15 PM, followed by dessert. RSVP using the June Online Services Registration form. (Confirmation dinner at 5:30 is for confirmands, families, and their guests only.)

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Tikkun Leyl Shavuot and Shavuot Day

Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12

We’ll round out a year of discussion about weighty topics on an encouraging note when we welcome David Arnow, Ph.D. for Shavuot. His Shavuot presentations will be based on his latest book, Choosing Hope: The Heritage of Judaism. Learn more here and RSVP using the June Online Services Registration form.

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Rise Against Hunger Program

Thursday, June 13 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WE NEED YOU! Join us in the Orleans Auditorium from 5:00 to 7:00 PM to help pack food for the food-insecure! Rise Against Hunger (RAH) is a non-profit organization based in New York that sends food to areas of our world that are significantly impacted by hunger and malnutrition. Please note: we have raised all of the funds necessary to support this event but when you register, feel free to contribute to the RAH packaging event we are planning for next spring. To register, click here

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached

Friday, June 21 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. For all ages, from babies to bubbies. Bring your friends for this relaxed, casual, and enjoyable service! RSVP using the June Online Services Registration form.

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AJ Bereavement Support Group with Rav Hazzan Glantz

Wednesday, June 26 at 7:30 PM

Rav Hazzan Glantz leads this monthly gathering specifically designed to foster a secure, confidential, and non-judgmental environment that encourages individuals to freely express their emotions. Feel free to contact Rav Hazzan Glantz in advance with any questions. Following evening minyan at 7:30 PM at AJ. No registration necessary.

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


June 7, 2024 |

1 Sivan 5784

Friday Morning

Morning Service

7:00 AM


June 8, 9, 2024 |

2 Sivan 5784

Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat and Confirmation

6:30 PM

***note change in start time***

Saturday Morning

Shabbat Morning Service

9:30 AM

You can download this weekend's pew pamphlet here.

Saturday Evening


8:10 PM

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June 11, 2024 |

5 Sivan 5784

Tuesday Evening


7:00 PM

Teaching Sessions

Rav Shai:

“Revelation in the 20th Century”

7:30 PM

David Arnow, PhD:

“The Torah of Hope, Part 1”

8:30 PM

Cheesecake Break!

9:30 PM

Rav Shai:

“Lilith: The Primordial Hermaphrodite” 10:30 PM


June 12, 2024 |

6 Sivan 5784

Wednesday Morning

Morning Service

9:30 AM

Luncheon with Speaker Dr. David Arnow,

“The Torah of Hope, Part 1”

12:00 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.


Lifecycle Notices

We are saddened to share that Dr. Nathan Schnall entered olam haba, the coming world, on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Allan and Vivien Marmon's grandson, David Isaac Marmon, will graduate from Central High School and will be attending Northeastern University.

We offer this list as a courtesy. If there is a lifecycle event you would like included, please contact the office at 215.635.6611.

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 May/June 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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