Chabad of Chester County
946 North Valley Forge Road
Devon Pennsylvania 19333United States
Imagine worshipping in an atmosphere of total inclusion and acceptance, where you are welcome, in fact encouraged, to ask questions , and where you are implored to be as nonjudgemental of your neighbor as he or she is of you. This is the atmosphere that has been created in this modest building in Chester County which we call home.
Our Shabbat services are traditional. Services are conducted primarily in Hebrew, with some English passages sprinkled in for further understanding. The truth is that only each individual among us knows how he or she best communicates with G-d. At Chabad the language you use or the pace you set for yourself are not of paramount importance. Our prayer books are written in both Hebrew and English, and the page numbers are announced continuously so you may always catch up if you prefer to meditate at a slower speed.. Please connect with the day and with G-d and with your own soul in whatever personal manner suits you best. The tunes are old, familiar ones, and they are sung by those of us who know the words and by those of us who can only hum along, with all the gusto befitting the joy of the Shabbat.
Each week, our loved and learned Rabbi, Rabbi Yossi Kaplan enlightens us by expounding upon the meaning of the Torah section we have just completed. Rabbi Kaplan guides each of us on a weekly journey from ancient times to the present, by opening our eyes not merely to the words in the Holy Book, but to the unspoken allegories the words reflect. Shabbat after Shabbat, he synthesizes the Torah stories and directives, and relates their messages so that we may grow from them as we incorporate them into our contemporary hectic lifestyles. Remarkably, his message manages to be universal and personal simultaneously, and touches each of us, regardless of the mile markers on our individual spiritual highways.
An important part of our community is the weekly Kiddush Luncheon that follows the Shabbat morning services, where friendships are created and nurtured and we celebrate each other's happy occasions and anniversaries.
Please allow yourself the opportunity to visit and participate in our vibrant congregation. Please feel free to visit us for services or any other program, or just stop in to say hello.