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“We will be walking in the right direction. We may never reach perfection, but we may just accomplish something heartfelt along the way.”

NEW THIS SUMMER: WALKING WITH WONDER! 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. Wednesdays, from June 5 through August 21.


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AJ Bereavement Support Group, with Rav Hazzan Glantz

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 PM at AJ (no RSVP necessary)

***note change of date!***

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 (hglantz@gmail.com or 215.635.6611). Following evening minyan at 7:30 PM at AJ.

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Sundaes for Sara's Castle

Sunday, June 2 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Buy an ice cream sundae to benefit the upkeep of Sara’s Castle on the AJ Playground! Sara’s Castle honors Sara Burke, a very special AJ Preschool student who lost her life to brain cancer in 2008. Stop by or click here to donate now.

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AJ 2024 Annual Fundraiser

Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 PM

Please join us at AJ on Sunday evening, June 2, 2024 to honor and celebrate David and Shari Seltzer! Evening minyan will be at 6:15 PM. Doors open at 6:45 PM. The program starts promptly at 7:00 PM. A dessert reception will follow. Click here for details and purchase of tickets! A limited number of tickets remain. The deadline to place an ad has passed.

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166th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 4: 

Dinner at 5:30 PM; Minyan and meeting at 7:00 PM

Please join us on Tuesday, June 4, to celebrate this past synagogue year and to inaugurate the new one! We will be installing a new president of the congregation and a dinner will precede evening minyan and the meeting. Dinner (by reservation): 5:30 PM; Minyan and Annual Meeting: 7:00 PM, followed by a Dessert Reception. Click here to register. Please reply for the dinner by Friday, May 24. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person.

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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

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

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 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.

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


May 24, 25, 2024 |

17 Iyar 5784

Friday Evening

Kabbalat Shabbat

6:15 PM

Saturday Morning

Shabbat Morning Service

9:30 AM

You can download this weekend's pew pamphlet here.

Saturday Evening


8:00 PM

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May 27, 2024 |

19 Iyar 5784

Monday Morning

Morning Service

9:00 AM



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 Alan Leibovitz, husband of Bonnie, entered olam haba, the coming world, on May 18, 2024.

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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