Havurah-at-AJ

Celebrating 43 Years of Community and Fellowship!

Welcome to The Havurah-at-AJ!

The Havurah at Congregation Adath Jeshurun, which recently celebrated its 43rd anniversary, is a multi-faceted, lay-led, egalitarian participatory minyan, following a traditional Conservative structure. Meeting weekly in the AJ library, our setting is small, informal and intimate. Each Shabbat morning, following the triennial cycle Torah reading, there is a lively Torah discussion led by a volunteer member. Our Havurah creates a multitude of opportunities within a warm, safe environment for anyone, child and adult, to learn, participate and lead.

The Havurah-at-AJ has the distinction of being one of the longest established havurot in the Philadelphia area. It was created in 1976 by ten AJ families, and some of the original members still attend. Small in number, but dedicated in purpose, these pioneering families sought to introduce a new, yet old-sensibility for prayer and fellowship through personal involvement, egalitarianism, intimacy and religious growth within a warm and welcoming environment. 

Come Check Us out!

Those interested in davening Birchot Hashachar/Pesukei D’zimrahbegin at 9:30 AM, followed by the main Shachritdavening at 10:00 AM. Immediately after services, a small kiddush provides another intimate opportunity to schmooze and catch up with each other, usually finishing about the same time as the main congregational service. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your educational background or Hebrew/davening abilities are. If you are looking for a warm, intimate prayer setting, the Havurah is for you!