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In-Person Services at AJ 
Beginning Friday, June 4, 2021 all Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning Shabbat services will be held both in person at AJ and on Zoom. Shabbat Mincha/Ma'ariv and Havdalah as well as daily minyan will remain on Zoom. 

Our current COVID-19 guidelines are:

Pre-register for services by completing the September online registration form or calling the office. You can register for services in October here.

Use hand sanitizer before entering the sanctuary. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.

Only fully vaccinated people may attend in-person services and events at AJ and everyone must wear a mask.

Healing Service with Hazzan Glantz: 6:15PM
October 13th (no registration needed) (via Zoom)
Hazzan Glantz leads this service that includes healing prayers that may be familiar, steeped in our ancient liturgy as well as more contemporary and current inclusions. 6:15 PM. Please see the Weekly Announcements email for the Zoom information, or call the office at 215.635.6611!

AJ Men's Association Opening Event: The Jewish Mafia in the Early 20th Century, 9:00AM
Sunday, October 3rd (via Zoom)
UPDATED! Join the AJ Men’s Association for “WE’RE BIGGER THAN U.S. STEEL”: The Jewish Mafia in the Early 20th Century. Learn the myths, stories, and events surrounding controversial figures such as Louis Lepke, Bugsy Siegal, Arnold Rothstein, Dutch Schultz, and others. The program will be presented by Herb Kauffman. Minyan: 9:00 AM. Program: Approx. 10:10 AM. The breakfast part of the program has been cancelled and it will be by Zoom only. Here is the registration link to get the Zoom information:

Blessing of the Pets: 12:30PM
Sunday, October 3rd (no registration necessary) (in person)
Rav Shai will bless each pet (real or stuffed) that is brought to him. Introduce your pet to other AJers and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this special morning program. Rain or shine. 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.

AJWA Sisterhood Opening Event with Rabbi Lynnda Targan: 7:30PM
Wednesday, October 6th (via Zoom only)
Rabbi Lynnda Targan is the author of Funny, You Don’t Look Like a Rabbi, A Memoir of Unorthodox Transformation. She was ordained by the Academy for Jewish Religion in Riverdale, New York in 2003. She holds Master’s degrees in Jewish Communal Studies and Jewish Liberal Studies from Gratz College. She has lectured and taught at national and international venues and is a sought-after teacher and creative officiant for lifecycle events. Rabbi Targan is the co-founder of the Women’s Midrash Institute, which provides a setting for men and women to study Jewish texts in a contemporary context of feminist inquiry, and is also currently a Mussar facilitator. Rabbi Targan serves on a number of women’s philanthropic organizations, is on the Executive Committee and program chair for Women of Vision.  7:30 PM

Fall Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, October 20th
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, go to

Grandparents Group Opening Program: L'Dor V'Dor: Passing Our Stories to the Net Generation
Thursday, October 21st (via Zoom)
The guest speaker for our opening event will be Marshall Duke, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Emory University. He will be leading leading a session on how family narratives can build resilience in children and teens. We invite adults of all ages to our program on “Telling Our Story,” recognizing the broad appeal of this subject. This October program is the beginning of a series of programs for the Grandparents’ Group addressing different ways of passing on our legacy to the next generation. To register, click here. Via Zoom.

Kabbalat Shabbat with Strings Attached or K'lei AJ: 6:15PM
Upcoming dates: October 22 (K'lei AJ) and November 19 (K'lei AJ) (no registration needed) (in person and via Zoom)
Join Hazzan Glantz and a few congregants who play instruments for this musical Kabbalat Shabbat. An oneg in the sukkah will follow. Come to AJ or Zoom in with your friends for this relaxed, casual, and enjoyable service! See the Weekly Announcements email for Zoom information.

How to Choose a Truly Green Electricity Supplier in Pennsylvania
Wednesday, October 27th
L’olam presents Meryl Sands, from The Energy Co-Op for a presentation on alternative energy.
She will present alternative energy options and discuss how to decide which is the best one for you. 7:30 PM. Via Zoom.

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