Friday, November 11, 2016

EVENT: Kehillah Hanukkah Celebration, Dec. 18 at 1:00 PM

Sing-Along with the Youth Choirs of the Kehillah of Old York Road Followed by a Fun-Filled Concert by Robbo! 
Robb Zelonky, also known as Robbo, is a John Lennon Songwriting Award Winner and a Parents Choice Gold Award winner for his five albums of music for families. He has written for Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, co-headlined with folk legend Arlo Guthrie, and performed three times at the White House. Robbo's energy and love of both people and performance makes for a show that appeals to EVERY person in the audience, no matter their age! Begins at 1:00 PM.

Congregation Adath Jeshurun
7763 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA
TICKETS: $5 in advance; $7 at the door
RSVP to 215.635.6611 
Make checks payable to "AJ"

Monday, November 7, 2016

EVENT: 19th Annual Middle Atlantic Region FJMC Man of the Year Dinner, Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 PM

Robert Dromboski has been chosen as the AJ's Man of the Year! He will be honored at the Man of the Year Dinner at Temple Har Zion in Penn Valley, PA. Cocktail hour begins at 4:30 PM. Cost is $70/person. RSVPs are due by November 30.  Registration forms are available at the synagogue, in the weekly email and on the AJ web site ( You can also download one here.

EVENT: AJWA Sisterhood Brunch and Learn with Rabbi Kobrin, Friday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 AM

"Women and Tallit…Do I? Should I?" Join Rabbi Kobrin and your AJWA Sisterhood friends for a discussion on tallit, and see a display of tallitot by the Stitchers. $7 per person. Please RSVP by December 5. Begins at 10:30 AM. Download a flyer/registration form.

EVENT: Adult Education Program with Gen. Carmi Gillon, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 PM

Keeping Israel Secure, Democratic, and Jewish: A Conversation with General Carmi Gillon.
A prominent figure in Israeli security, diplomacy and business, Carmi Gillon headed the Shin Bet (Israeli Security Service) during the heart of the Oslo peace process. He was recently featured in The Gatekeepers, an Oscar-nominated documentary film featuring six former heads of the Shin Bet highlighting the need for a two-state solution. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Gillon has served in such varied leadership posts as mayor of the city Mevasseret Zion near Jerusalem, Ambassador of Israel to Denmark and CEO of the Peres Center for Peace. General Gillon is in the United States under the auspices of JStreet. After 7:00 PM minyan.

EVENT: AJMA Breakfast Program, Sunday, December 4, at 9:00 AM

The AJMA will present Marcus Hayes, a sports columnist for the Daily News. Hired more than 20 years ago as a features writer, he has since covered the Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers beats as well as Big Five basketball, college football, golf, and the Olympics. The program starts with minyan at 9:00 AM followed by breakfast and program. The cost is $5.00, at the door, no RSVP necessary.

EVENT: Challah for Hunger, Thursday, December 1, at 4:00 PM

Challah for Hunger (CfH) is a non-profit, that that brings college students together on over 80 college campuses across the country to bake and sell challah to support hunger relief organizations. This year CfH has been awarded a grant to expand its mission to teach about the issues of hunger and philanthropy through Jewish values education to teens via the CfH Social Change Bakery Project. Challah for Hunger has selected Congregation Adath Jeshurun’s USY to be the pilot for this grant. CfH and AJ staff and volunteers will come together with our youth four times this year to teach challah baking while having an intensive program about hunger issues that plague our world, country, and local community.

Our first bake for teens will be at AJ on Tuesday, December 1, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. (time may change; check with the synagogue for exact time). The bakes are open to the teens, 8th-12th graders. We will have 20 spots open, per bake. Please RSVP to to reserve your spot, by at least one week before the event.

Subsequent bakes are scheduled for:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ BSC. 4-7 PM (exact time may change a bit)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 @ A.J. 4-7 PM (exact time may change a bit)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ BSC  4-7 PM (exact time may change a bit)

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 @ AJ 9-12PM for Shavuot.

AJ= Congregation Adath Jeshurun
BSC= Beth Sholom Congregation

EVENT: Preschool Puppets Pizzazz Show, Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:00 PM

The theme will be Superheroes when Puppets Pizzazz comes to AJ. Kids should feel free to wear their PJs and BYOSB (Bring your own sleeping bag!). Milk and cookies will be served. Non-AJ friends anf family welcome...just please be sure to sign up! The event is free but we welcome contributions of $18. All proceeds will benefit the AJ Preschool and Infant Center. Begins at 7:00 PM. Download a flyer/registration form.