Thursday, October 4, 2018

EVENT: Divas on the Bima, Wednesday, November 14, 7:00 PM

Don’t miss this show that will be a crowd-pleasing mix of traditional and non-traditional music. These four performers are all full-time hazzanim with congregations of their own, but come from diverse backgrounds and specialties, including Nashville, opera and instrumental performance. The concert will be followed by a dessert reception. Call 215.635.6611 for tickets or to purchase them online, go to General admission: $18; Reserved admission: $36. In the AJ Sanctuary.

To learn more about the Divas, see this article about one of their previous performances:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EVENT: Kabbalat Shabbat with “Strings Attached,” Friday, October 5 and Friday, October 12, 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! Then stay for Oneg Shabbat (lite dinner bites and gathering with friends). 6:15 PM

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

EVENT: Hazzan’s Tisch, Saturday, October 6, following morning services

Singing, more singing and a little nosh. Sit at Hazzan’s table (tish), sing and enjoy the melodies of Shabbat. Following Shabbat morning services in the Orleans Auditorium.

Monday, October 1, 2018

EVENT: Helen F. Fox Semi-Annual Fall Clothing Drive, from Sunday, October 7 to Thursday, October 16

Bring your gently used clothing, linens and shoes* to AJ! Bins will be on the lower level of the synagogue from Oct. 7 to Oct. 16. *Please bag items and tie or bag shoes in pairs. This year, items will be donated to Purple Heart.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

EVENT: Auditions for Beth Sholom/Adath Jeshurun Players, Wednesday, Oct. 10 (at BSC) and Sunday, Oct. 14 (at AJ)

Auditions for Beth Sholom/Adath Jeshurun Players at Beth Sholom. Attention all would-be thespians! If you've never been in a show and always wanted to be…come and join us for auditions for this year's production: "The Music Man!". We have lots of roles for adults and kids. Auditions are at Beth Sholom on Wednesday, October 10 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and at AJ on Sunday, October 14 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. We also need helpers for backstage work, costumes, make-up, ticket sales and PR. The show will take place on February 7, 9 and 10. Questions? Call Lana Dishler at 215.782.1015.

Friday, September 28, 2018

EVENT: AJWA Sisterhood Opening Meeting, Sunday, October 14, at 11:00 AM at EP Train Station

Meet author Janet Benton when she talks about her book, Lilli de Jong, at the Elkins Park Train Station. A light brunch will be served. Open to the public. Free for AJWA Sisterhood members; $5 for all others. In collaboration with OpenBook Bookstore.

EVENT: AJ Fall Blood Drive, Tuesday, October 23, from 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Perform a potentially life-saving mitzvah by donating blood at AJ between 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Open slots are still available. Please consider being a donor; the supplies are low while the need remains high. To schedule an appointment, go to

EVENT: Adult Education Series: Urban Rejewvenation, Nov. 1, 8, 15

Rabbi Kenter will lead an Adult Education Series: Urban Rejewvenation: An Ecology of Medieval Jewish Life. Sent by Muslim rulers as urban administrators both east and west of Baghdad, some ninety percent of Jews lived under Islam before the year 1000 CE. Exposure to Muslims and Christians deeply impacted Jews as they learned to navigate the cultural waters north and south of the Mediterranean Sea, creating remarkable cultural routes of their own. Following evening minyan (around 7:30 PM) on Thursday nights, November 1, 8, and 15. Please RSVP by calling the synagogue office at 215.635.6611.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

EVENT: Adult Ed: A Conversation with Rami Tal, Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 PM

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, AJ's Adult Education Committee will welcome Rami Tal, an Israeli-based journalist and editor. Born in 1948 in Tel Aviv, Rami Tal studied law, general history and political science, and specialized in political philosophy. From 1975-1977, Rami was a teaching assistant in the political science department of Bar-Ilan University. In 1977 he started to work at Yediot Acharonot newspaper as a news editor. From 1989 to 1993 he was Yediot Acharonot’s Washington correspondent. Returning to Israel, he worked mainly at Yediot Acharonot’s publishing house, as the head of the political and security division, and as a member of the editorial staff. In that capacity he has edited books by Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, Ezer Weizman, Moshe Arens, Yossi Beilin, Moshe (Bogi) Ya’alon, Dan Halutz, Uri Sagi, Avraham Burg, and others. Retired from Yediot, Rami is currently the publication editor of the Jewish People’s Policy Institute, an independent think tank, its mission being professional, strategic thinking on issues of primary importance to world Jewry. The most recent book edited by Rami was written by former head of the Mossad, Shabtay Shavit. Of somewhat mild interest is the fact that Rami is Ed Moses’ very dear cousin! At 7:30 PM, following minyan in the Strauss Chapel

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

EVENT: Torah Fund Brunch, Honoring Lorna Rosenberg, Sunday November 11, at 10:30 AM

Join the AJWA Sisterhood as they honor Lorna Rosenberg with the 5779 Torah Fund Woman of Achievement Award on behalf of Torah Fund Campaign of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. The day’s guest speaker will be announced soon. Admission by Contribution to Torah Fund: couvert, $18; minimum contribution, $18. For more information, contact Violet Zeitlin at 215.635.1587 or 10:30 AM

Saturday, September 1, 2018

EVENT: Break the Fast, Wednesday, September 19, at 7:55 PM

Break your fast with us on Yom Kippur at approximately 7:55 PM. We'll have all of your favorite Break the Fast fare including lox, whitefish, herring, kippered salmon, egg salad, bagels and cream cheese. kugel, cheese, lettuce and tomato, fruit, assorted cakes, and beverages. The cost is $22 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 10, and free for children under 6. RSVP and payment MUST be received by noon on Friday, September 8. Call Beryl Rosoff-Verbit in the synagogue office at 215.635.6611, send her an email at (include number of adults and children 6 to 10), or return a registration form. You must be pre-registered to attend.