Kesher Shalom

We gather to celebrate, inspire, make connections and meaning, mending our lives and the world, one action, one commitment, one small step at a time.

YOU ARE INVITED 

High Holy Days at Kesher Shalom

Link to RSVP and membership here

Rosh Hashannah – Thursday September 21st at 10 AM
We start on time please arrive 10 minutes earlier.

Come even earlier: We gather for a Centering Meditation at 9:30 am (sharp) for 20 minutes before services.

Musical and contemplative Rosh Hashannah Gathering with Shofar sound, apples & honey. Sweet refreshment provided (not lunch) Caravan to Tashlich at park after services around 1pm.

Kesher Shalom is at a new location:

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC)
1299 Church Road (at Greenwood Avenue) Wyncote, PA 19095
Parking is at any of the spots at front and back of building, as well as down the hill on the left of entrance.

Kol Nidrei Friday September 29th at 7 PM

Kol Nidrei is a meditative musical evening for refelction and clearing the past

 Yom Kippur Saturday September 30th at 10 AM

Yom Kippur Gathering of music, conversation, ritual and remembering loved ones with Yizkor (memorial service will begin around 12pm)

* Also on 9/30 9:30 AM (sharp) 20 minute Centering Meditation before services

Reserve your seats here

WHAT’S NEXT IN 5778?
Kesher Shalom gatherings. Intimate get togethers where we enjoy learning, nosh and good company with like minded.

Holiday Gatherings are on the following Fridays at 7:30 pm:

  • Simchat Torah October 13
  • Hanukkah December 15
  • Tu Bishvat January 26 (2018)
  • Purim March 2nd
  • Passover April 6th
  • Shavuot May 18

Volunteer to host a Kesher Shalom gathering.

Thank you!

We are grateful for your support and membership. In the New Year we are expanding our programing online and in person and ask for your continued support. Become a sustaining member and join our Steering Council. 

Mailing address:
Kesher Shalom C/O Goldstein 8336 Thomson Rd. Elkins Park, PA 19027

Tickets Details:

A donation of $195 a person for all High Holy Day Gatherings. Please make an additional donation to the ticket price if you are able. Membership is on a sliding scale $600-1200 depending on financial ability and size of family and can be paid online through reservation link. We appreciate your support and contributions.

How to pay with Eventbrite:

At event page press SELECT A TIME and choose event date 9/21 for all tickets and/or donations and membership. Then, press TICKETS Botton. Type in number of tickets if you wish to get them and/or scroll down a little in tickets page to see membership line and additional donations and insert amount. Proceed to checkout. Children younger than 16 don’t need tickets.

Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

We enjoy and celebrate Judaism as a wisdom, a dynamic evolving tradition, one which builds on the past, honors the present and looks to the future. We are a musical, learning and contemplative community. We honor all people, religions and opinions. Our services and events inspire hearts and minds, and strengthen local caring community.

All are welcome. People of all ages, stages and interests.

Come, inspire your heart.

JOIN US FOR

  • High Holy Days
  • Learning texts, traditions and beyond
  • Meditation for a soul centered living
  • Musings in Mussar & Kabbalah: Learning and Living a balanced life. Small groups are forming. contact us if you are interested

 

Your contributions are tax-deductible  Contribute  here

: Kesher Shalom C/O Goldstein 8336 Thomson Rd. Elkins Park, PA 19027

Contribute on paypal to the email address: Keshershalom at gmail (dot) com

MORE ABOUT KESHER SHALOM

Inspiring    Intelligent   Innovative    Interactive

At our school, students meet with the rabbi in small groups or individually for meaningful and enriching Jewish education. Education includes Jewish holiday and bible study and Hebrew language instruction, as well as preparation for bar/bat mitzvah with a student-centered approach.

Our programs lead by our inspiring Rabbi Sigal are participatory and interactive. Each person is encouraged to share and contribute. We welcome anyone who is interested in  learning, sharing  and connect with others. If you are interested in finding out more about Kesher Shalom, please email us. keshershalom at gmail.com We are looking forward to connecting with you.

Honor the memory of your loved ones with a donation to Kesher Shalom make contributions here

Phone: 215-207-9349 Email: KesherShalom@gmail(dot)com

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MEDITATION Gatherings- Learn to meditate

Meditation for Soul Centered Living

DESCRIPTION: Mindful mysticism for soul-centered living is rooted in Kabbalah and integrated contemplative practices. It is a holistic approach to healing, joy and contentment.
Rabbi Sigal will teach and guide a healing contemplative practice to focus on mending gaps and connecting to your heart’s desire.

You will learn and practice spiritual refinement based in Kabbalah and mysticism, be guided in contemplative meditation, integrated mindflness, heartfulness, and breathing technique.

All levels are welcome. No experience or knowledge is necessary.

Need more information?  keshershalom at gmail.com

A taste of our programs…

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LIGHT UP with your community 

Pre Passover Gathering 

Out with the Hametz in with freedom! But what does all this mean to us today?
How will you make it fun and meaningful this year?

Come learn how to enjoy and lead a meaningful and fun Seder. We will gather to be inspired, learn and discuss with Rabbi Sigal.
Bring your interesting and fun Haggahdas (books) if you have them, and your questions! We will provide the inspiration to prepare you for a meaningful Seder and holiday.

Tu Bishvat Gathering (Jewish Arbor Day) 
We will welcome Shabbat with songs, learn about tu bishvat seder, plant new “seeds,” and share in dessert of fruits, chocolate and seeds to celebrate trees and renewal in nature. Please bring dried or fresh fruits, nuts, seeds or chocolate to share.

Purim Gathering: Play with Contradictions to Find Peace

We will learn from the sources, sing, share our reflections on mystical concealing and revealing. We will contemplate contradictions, and participate in a simple guided meditation to journey from chaos to peace.Bring: Hamantaschen to share. Contributions are appreciated. Please support Kesher Shalom and the Sh’ma Center for Meditation.

All are welcome.

“When the month of Adar begins joy increases!”

Adar is the month we celebrate the holiday of Purim (On Purim we are “commanded” to be happy and have fun. But what if we don’t feel like it? Well, that is why we are “commanded” to do it even when, or especially when, we don’t feel happy. It is a practice! Purim helps us access joy and levity.
I previously shared about setting the right conditions for living the life we want, instead of setting goals. Happiness is closely relates to it and works in a similar way. Setting the conditions and having reminders for happiness in place are key to experiencing happiness.
We know from studies that smiling and laughing, even for no reason at all, changes how we feel. When we engage in smiling and laughing we set the physical, chemical, and neural conditions to feeling happier.         Enjoy! Rabbi Sigal

You are invited to join us for a spiritual and meaningful experiences throughout the year. Friendly and welcoming learning with creative, contemplative, informative and interactive experiences for heart and soul.

We rely on donations and membership to pay our expenses. Please consider becoming a member and contribute generously to support Kesher Shalom. We thank you for your support.

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