Featured Events

Featured Events

Israel @70

Israel @70

Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Among the many beautiful literary works created in Israel, there are a few that acquired an iconic position. Of those, Alderman’s “The Silver Platter,” is in a unique position as the ritual text of commemoration for soldiers fallen for the defense of the state. It is recited in ceremonies all over Israel every Yom Hazikaron and is included in many siddurim. This session will explore the circumstances and events that brought about the composition of this outstanding text. We will study the poem in depth uncovering references to the past and prophetic visions of the future for the State of Israel.

This program is generously sponsored by the Shirley & Norman Greenbaum Yom Ha’atzmaut Fund

Men’s Club Winter Pub Night

Men's Club Winter Pub Night

Thursday, February 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Men’s Club for a night out!

Open A Book, Open Your Mind

Open A Book, Open Your Mind

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet Author Dr. David Fishman RSVP to harzion.ticketleap.com or Harriet at 610-667-5000

Fishman Institute Visiting Scholar

Fishman Institute Visiting Scholar

Friday-Sunday, February 9-11, 6:00 pm

Fishman Institute Visiting Scholar – February 9-11

Rabbi Jonathan Slater
Shifting from Performance to Practice: What Are We Doing When We ‘Do Jewish’?
An introduction to the idea of Jewish practice as making “unifications” –
internally, with others and the world; to speak about what it means to engage in “prayer as practice;” and living a life of intentionality as the goal of Jewish practice.

Friday Evening

“Shabbat As Incubation” – During 6 PM Services
Shabbat can be a time in which what we’ve done in the past week is transformed and raised up, allowing us to enter the coming week with energy and determination. We will reflect on the previous week, and sing our way into Shabbat.

“To Live Torah Today” – 8 PM following Joy of Shabbat Dinner*
What is the purpose of our Jewish religious practice? Of course it is to preserve tradition, and to fulfill the mitzvot. But, what are the mitzvot for? We will investigate together one way to answer this question.

*Join us for the Joy of Shabbat dinner and stay for the lecture.

All ages welcome – $10/adult, $5/child under 13
RSVP by the Monday, February 5, 610-667-5000 or hzt@harziontemple.org or at harziontemple.ticketleap.com

A small service fee will be charged for online reservations.

Saturday Morning

“What is Prayer?” – Following Kiddush
Prayer is a central component of Jewish religious life. But when “going to services” is all that we know of prayer, it may feel alien, far from our own hearts. How else might we conceive of prayer, and find it in our own lives?

Sunday Morning

“Prayer as Practice” – Following 9 AM Services, during breakfast
What do we have to do to cultivate a personal prayer practice? How might doing so change how we understand, find our place in and seek satisfaction from our communal worship?

Rabbi Slater’s books are available in the Landau Gift Box.

Rabbi Jonathan Slater co-directs the Clergy Leadership Program and participates as staff in many other programs at the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. He is a graduate of the Institute’s first rabbinic cohort. He is the author of A Partner in Holiness: Deepening Mindfulness, Practicing Compassion and Enriching Our Lives through the Wisdom of R. Levi Yitzhak of Berdichev’s Kedushat Levi (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2014) and Mindful Jewish Living: Compassionate Practice (Aviv Press, 2004). Jonathan received his ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1979, and served as rabbi at Beth Am in Santa Rosa, California, for 19 years. He is on the faculty of Makom: Center for Mindfulness at the JCC in Manhattan, teaching and leading mindfulness meditation.

“I am constantly amazed and inspired at how the focused, sustained and honest inner work of our participants generates such deep personal transformation, inspired leadership and strong commitment to ease human suffering and sustain the world.”

Joy of Shabbat

Joy of Shabbat

Friday, February 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Adults $10, Children $8 RSVP to harzion.ticketleap.com or Harriet at 610-667-5000

Snowflakes and Sparkles

Snowflakes and Sparkles

Saturday, February 10, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join the HSA for their annual fundraiser!

Israel @70

Israel @70

Tuesday, February 13, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Tuesday, February 13, 8 AM after minyan and breakfast Yaakov Malomet from the Reut Institute
Jewish Peoplehood and Israel’s Relations with World Jewry

Israel @70

Israel @70

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Wednesday, February 21, Nosh 6:30-7 PM Class 7-8:15 PM Bat El Trabelsi – Why is Peace in the Middle East so Complicated? Israeli Emissary for the Jewish Community of Greater Philadelphia. Have you ever wondered why the conflict seems to be never ending? Popular Israeli philosopher Micha Goodman deeply researched Israeli attitudes on the struggle with Palestinians and offers new ways to frame and discuss the issue and we will discuss his proposal in this program.

This program is generously sponsored by the Shirley & Norman Greenbaum Yom Ha’atzmaut Fund

Book Review with Rabbi Shawn & Norman

Book Review with Rabbi Shawn & Norman

Wednesday, March 14, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, March 14
Lunch at 11:30 AM – Program at 1:00 PM

Rabbi Shawn & Norman will review & discuss
Dan Brown’s ‘Origin’

$5/person – Reservation required.
Call Harriet @ 610-667-5000

 

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday @ 9 AM
Monday and Thursday @ 6:50 AM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday @ 7 AM
Evening minyanim @ 6 PM

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