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Thanks to everyone who attended the Hippie Dippie Purim this past weekend! It was a great time…lots of music, dancing, and singing; GREAT costumes; and camaraderie between people of all ages! Thanks again for making it such a wonderful night.

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NEW! We are launching a new page on our website called "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!


Registration for the Scholars-in-Residence Weekend is now closed.

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Adult Ed Series on Crime and Consequences: Mass Incarceration, with Bob Lankin

Saturday, April 6

Bob Lankin, an activist working to end mass incarceration, will speak at Congregation Adath Jeshurun during lunch, after services. Lankin, an expert on the topic, has spoken at dozens of venues on the subject of mass incarceration and has served for four decades as a prison volunteer. Services at 9:30 AM; Lunch and Learn at 12:30 PM. For AJ members, register using the April online service registration form. For non-AJ members, please use this form.

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Adult Ed Series on Awe: Visual Awe

Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 AM

With an eye on awe, we’ll be inspired by the masterpieces and maquettes of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin at the Rodin Museum. Our guide will be AJ's Programming and New Initiatives Director, Beth Shapiro, MFA. There is a cost of $18 per person (unless you registered for the full Awe series last fall). Please register here.

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Israel 10/7 Resilience Series

The Fifth Question: Passover and Palestine

with Prof. Jonathan Zimmerman and Dr. Sion Segal

Tuesday, April 9 at 7:45 AM

What happens when the fifth son wears a keffiyeh in sympathy, or identification, with the Gazans? How can we defuse the fifth question around the Seder Table? Our guests will offer suggestions.

Please register here.

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Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached

Friday, April 12 at 9:30 AM

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 12:30 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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Shoah Seder

Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 PM

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.

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 March 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 March Service sign-up form or April Service Sign-up Form. Your registration will help us to keep the building secure. Thank you!


March 22, 23, 2024 |

13 Adar II 5784

Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat

followed by Shabbat dinner with 

guest Prof. Maureen O'Connell 

(dinner by reservation only)

6:15 PM

Saturday Morning

Morning Service

followed by a Shabbat luncheon 

with guest Prof. Philip Cunningham 

(lunch by reservation only)

9:30 AM

You can download this weekend's pew pamphlet here.

Saturday Evening


7:05 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 find their calendar of events 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.

You can download a March/April KleinLife Newsletter here.

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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