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In-Person Services at AJ 
All services will be conducted in person at AJ. At this time, all services will be available via Zoom. Please continue to register for Friday evening and Saturday morning services by using the link(s) below, or by using the service sign-up form link in the weekly email. Your registration will help us keep the building secure.

Service Sign-up Form for July 2024

Please familiarize yourself with our March 2024 COVID-19/respiratory illness policies.  We ask that attendees of services and events at AJ review the policies and agree to them.

Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)
Congregation Adath Jeshurun, dedicated to the Jewish value of learning for its own sake (Torah lishmah), is excited to announce a partnership with the Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP). As a partner with CSP, we’ll join a small group of synagogues enjoying the best Jewish learning available. AJ has the distinction of being the first Pennsylvania synagogue to partner with CSP. You can see the CSP offerings for the current month here. Please note that times on CSP web pages are Pacific Time unless noted otherwise. If you register and can’t attend, a link will be sent to you after the event to a recording. There is also an archive of classes that you can view here.

Midweek Mindfulness!
Wednesday Evenings: 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 or a congregant. Wednesdays, from now through August 21. Call the office before 4:30 PM on Wednesday afternoons, to make sure we are walking…if it is too hot or raining, the walk will be canceled. 

Thursday Mornings: Moment of Mindfulness
Sit and engage in a mindful meditation, deep, healing breathing or gentle movement on Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Meet us in the Strauss Chapel immediately after minyan breakfast. Come as you are, come from home or work or from minyan. Join your friends or bring a friend for a moment of mindfulness, calm and community! No registration is needed. Beginning July 11. 

Family-style Garden Tour and Garden Salad Dinner
Friday, July 12 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Join your fellow AJers on the lawn around our AJ Pollinator Garden. Enjoy the warm summer air and a crisp summer salad! Come with your family and bring a friend. We’ll get a chance to meet Sue Lawson, who along with Marlena Kleit carefully and lovingly stewarded the garden into being! Learn from Sue how they designed the garden and even get a few tips about how to start your own pollinator garden! Then stay and partake in a beautiful garden-inspired kid-friendly fresh salad buffet dinner! Bring or email us with your favorite salad dressing recipes to share with others that evening (email office@adathjeshurun.info). You are welcome to join us for services, of course! We will be outside for the meal from 5:00 to 6:00 PM (weather permitting), with an all-age service to follow at 6:15 PM. The charge is $10 per family, $5 for an individual and/or to bring a friend. Registration is required here

AJ Summer Blood Drive
Monday, July 15 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Perform a potentially life-saving mitzvah by donating blood at AJ between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Open slots are still available. Please consider being a donor; the supplies are low while the need remains high. To schedule an appointment, click here.

All Ages, All-AJers-Welcome Mini Golf at Burholme Golf
Sunday, July 21 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Is summer really summer without at least one round of mini-golf? Join AJers at Burlhome Family Fun Center for a morning of exercise and giggles! This is the perfect all-age event. Wear closed-toed shoes, bring a water bottle and a hat. They've renovated, and it is really a lovely clean course! Go to Burlholme's website to make your reservations, and we'll see you there!

SAVE THE DATE: Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan
Thursday, August 8 (Time TBD) (AJ Members Only)
The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan is an extraordinary group of 17-year-old young men and women who provide a fabulous, wonderfully choreographed performance of song and dance in both Hebrew and English that is sure to warm your heart. These vibrant, young ambassadors also bring engaging conversation along with the spirit and love of the State of Israel with them as a major aspect that is the purpose of their visit to the United States and Canada. Look for more info coming soon!

Have You Visited AJ's Community Bulletin Board?
We have launched a new page on our website called "AJ Community Bulletin Board." In blog format, we'll be letting you know about things we think may be of interest to you. You'll find non-AJ events that are happening in the Philadelphia community and beyond, thoughts from Rav Shai, content concerning Israel, etc. Check it out here!

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