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The Religious Practice Committee is responsible for addressing issues of concern that relate to the religious services and practices in the synagogue, with an emphasis on the daily minyanim. This includes research and discussion of the religious rules of the congregation and Conservative Movement as they relate to the issues at hand, and offering recommendations to the Executive Committee, and when indicated, to the rabbi and cantor of the congregation. For more information, please contact our Chair, Tammy Zebovitz, at

The Special Events Council, otherwise known as SPEC, is the fundraising arm of Adath Jeshurun. The funds raised support the synagogue and all of its programming. In existence for more than thirty years, the Council has presented various types of programs, fine arts shows, craft shows, lectures, and speakers. Many events honored congregants who have given of their time and resources to Adath Jeshurun. Ad books often help to raise additional funds to support the exemplary programming Adath Jeshurun strives to present throughout the year. Among our many programs, we have featured Carl Reiner, David Brenner, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, The Honorable Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Alan King, Alan Dershowitz, David Broza, Dave Brubek, George Stephanopolis, Michael Smerconish, The Capitol Steps, and Terry Gross, as well as various comedy acts, magic shows, musical presentations, and speakers on timely topics.

See the Adult Education Committee's page here.

AJ ACTS is AJ's social action community committed to loving our neighbors and advocating for social justice through individual and coordinated initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. The group, whose membership is open to AJ members and non-members, coordinates its efforts largely via social media, and focuses on a dynamic set of issues based on community needs including: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights, Election Reform and Voting Rights, Climate Change, Consumer Protection, LGBTQ issues, Gun Control, and Immigration. Follow and join us on Facebook.

We all experience times of need. For many of us, family and friends step in to provide support. For others, those resources are less present, less apparent and asking for help can be embarrassing and complicated. This is where the AJ Caring Community Committee (AJCCC) comes in with varying levels of support, anything from a phone call to a meal. Should you know of someone who has such a need or if you find  yourself in a difficult situation please get in touch with us. You can leave a message with Beryl (215.635.6611) in the office, or with Rav Shai or Naomi Atkins, the chair of the AJCCC at  
Your AJ family is here to help you.

The mission of L’olam (meaning both “for the world” and “forever” in Hebrew) is to preserve our world for succeeding generations via education and action. We seek to advance the cause of climate justice through advocacy on local, regional, and national levels as well as to foster the “greening” of our homes, synagogue, and community. L’olam’s programs have included a teaching session by Climate Up Close; a talk by Dr. Clive Lipchin of the Arava Institute, to help us understand how Israeli water innovation overcame water scarcity and has led to water abundance; and local clean-up outings. If you would like to be involved with L’olam, contact Committee Chair Lorna Rosenberg at

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