Blue Wave Fact or Fiction with Dick Polman

Join DJOP on Sunday September 16 at 11 am as columnist Dick Polman discusses the topic of the November 2018 elections. Dick will discuss  his thoughts on whether or not there will be a Blue Wave election as well as the current political climate including Trump, Russians, Mueller and our own PA races from Governor to Senate to Congress.  A light brunch will be served and there will be time for Q and A. So save the date for a not to be missed event! Sign up here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dpollman-djop

Second Annual Pride Shabbat at Ohev Shalom

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County announces with exuberance its second annual Pride Shabbat on Friday June 8th at 6 PM in the Sanctuary. It is the belief of Ohev Shalom and our congregation that every person deserves love and respect. We welcome all peoples to our synagogue, so join us for this special Shabbat to celebrate our Jewish LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters. A special Kiddush with wine and dessert will follow the Shabbat Services.

 

For more information, please email Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo at [email protected] or call her via the main office at 215-322-9595. We look forward to seeing you at our exciting and musical Pride Shabbat services on June 8th!

Pride Shabbat at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County

Lower Merion Yeshivot March Together at the Celebrate Israel Parade

The Lower Merion Jewish schools at Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC. Photo: N. Aaron Troodler

By N. Aaron Troodler

Carrying their large banners and waving Israeli flags with pride, three local Orthodox Jewish Day Schools from the Greater Philadelphia area marched together up Fifth Avenue in New York City on Sunday, June 3rd as part of the Celebrate Israel Parade.

For the first time ever, Caskey Torah Academy in Wynnewood, Kohelet Yeshiva in Merion Station and The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia in Bala Cynwyd marched jointly under the banner of “The Yeshivot of Lower Merion, PA.” The three schools, which collectively educate over 600 students in the Greater Philadelphia area, traveled to Manhattan to take part in this exciting celebration marking 70 years since the founding of the modern State of Israel. Approximately 200 students, parents and grandparents from the three Lower Merion schools walked proudly, danced and sang Hebrew songs along the parade route.

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Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Hosting Open House: All Are Welcome

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is hosting an Open House on Sunday May 6th from 9:30 AM until 11:30 AM. All guests are welcome to visit the Synagogue in Richboro and learn what we have to offer to prospective members. Guests can tour the buildings and Hebrew School classroom. At 10 AM, and can meet our clergy during the Clergy Meet and Greet. Dr. Rabbi Elliot Perlman, Cantor Annelise Ocanto-Romo, and Cantor Emeritus Paul Frimark will tell you all about Ohev Shalom’s innovative programs in Jewish life and education. This is a great time for prospective members to learn about the benefits of being a member of the Synagogue and how its programs help people lead more enriched Jewish lives as members of the Ohev community. Please join us and enjoy coffee and snacks with members of Ohev’s leadership while getting to know the Ohev Community.

 

For Jewish families with young children, Ohev Shalom is excited to mention that family membership is complimentary until the oldest child is in the Third Grade!

 

More information about Ohev Shalom of Bucks County can be found by visiting http://www.ohev.org, by calling 215-322-9595, or by sending an email to [email protected]. Ohev Shalom celebrates the uniqueness of each individual and welcomes diversity within our sacred community. All are welcome, as Ohev is an all-inclusive community, and we welcome interfaith couples and families into our community.

First Thursday Happy Hour

New to town, or just new to Philly’s Jewish scene? At Tribe 12’s monthly First Thursday Happy Hour, everyone is there to meet new people so there’s a super friendly and welcoming vibe. If this will be your first Tribe 12 event, find a Tribe 12 staff member at the door so we can buy you your first drink and welcome you to the community!

This happy isn’t just any happy hour… not only will we be venturing out of center city to the amazingly cool Frankford Hall, but we will also have free board games, ping pong, and access to a fire pit after dark! This is one happy hour you won’t want to miss!

As always, there is NO cover – but if you register in advance we won’t make you stand at the door while your friends hit the bar!

Celebrate Passover at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate the first night of Passover with us at 7:00 PM on Friday, March 30th.  Bring your friends and family to share in the beauty and remembrances of a delicious traditional Pesach Seder.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 26th (NO money will be accepted at the door).

Prices: Members: $45; Nonmembers: $52; Kids: $28 (up to 13)

Payments can be mailed or dropped off during office hours to:

Temple Beth Ami located at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115

Office Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM-7:00 PM or Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.

For more information stop by the office, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected].

Celebrate Shabbat Across America at Temple Beth Ami

Temple Beth Ami invites you to celebrate Shabbat Across America with us Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM.  Everyone is welcome.  Please RSVP with payment by Monday, March 5, 2018.

Prices: Members: $12.00; Nonmembers: $15.00; Kids: $10.00 (up to 13).

Payments can be dropped off during office hours Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or sent to Temple Beth Ami at 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115.  If you have any questions or would like additional information stop by the office, call: 215-673-2511 or email: [email protected].