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Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115

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9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States

December 2019

Chai Light Brunch Tribute

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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$36.00

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host a Chai Light Tribute brunch on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. We will honor Jacques Laurie for 18 years of dedicated service and commitment to CSS as our Executive Director. A lavish brunch with stations, desserts and hot beverages will be served. The program will be emceed by Alan Steinberg. The cost for this event is $36 per person. Reservations must be received by Nov. 18. In addition, there will be a…

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Yiddish Culture Club

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Come join the Yiddish Culture Club led by Jack Belitsky, a joint venture program by Northeast NORC and The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim. The group next meets on Tuesday, Dec. 10. At noon we will have a light lunch and the session will begin at 12:30 p.m. at CSS. Come and join us and spend a pleasant afternoon learning and discussing all things Yiddish as well as speaking Yiddish. A nominal $2 will be collected to cover the light lunch.…

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Sisterhood Meeting

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Free

The Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Our guest is Cantor Don Samuels who will entertain us with Chanukah songs. Refreshments will be served. No charge. Contact the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for further details.

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Rabbi’s Crash Course in Jewish History

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States

Come join Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim when he teaches a crash course in Jewish history. Rabbi Abraham wants to share his passion for our rich 4,000-year Jewish history. The fifth class is on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and the last lesson is next week. The cost is $12 per person and Sisterhood members will receive $2 donor credit. Coffee and cake will be served between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. followed by the lesson concluding at…

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Rabbi’s Thursday Class

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
Free

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is extremely pleased to announce that Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham is teaching a Thursday night class. His next scheduled session will be on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. and he will teach for 60 minutes. Please join us as Abraham shares with us his passion for Judaism. Call the CSS office at 215-677-1600, for further information.

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Men’s Club Paid-Up Membership Brunch

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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The Men’s Club of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is hosting its Paid-Up Membership Brunch at 10 a.m. on Dec. 15. Contact the CSS office at 215-677-1600 for more information and to RSVP.

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Jewish Museum Roadtrip

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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$35.00

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim's Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham will lead an outing to Annapolis, Maryland to tour the Commodore Uriah P. Levy Center and Jewish Chapel as well as The National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington, D.C. The cost for this trip is $35 per person and includes round-trip bus transportation, the chapel and museum tours, lunch that includes either a turkey or tuna hoagie, chips, drink and snacks. We will depart from the synagogue building at…

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Rabbi’s Crash Course in Jewish History

December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Come join Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim when he teaches a crash course in Jewish history. Abraham wants to share his passion for our rich 4,000-year Jewish history. The last class is on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The cost is $12 per person and Sisterhood members will receive $2 donor credit. Coffee and cake will be served between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. followed by the lesson concluding at 11:30 a.m. Call the CSS office at 215-677-1600…

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Book Discussion Group

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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$2.00

Come join a lively program when The Book Discussion Group with Rita and MaryAnn, a joint venture program by Northeast NORC and the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, meets again. The next scheduled book discussion is on Thursday, Dec. 19 at noon. This month’s selection is Tara Westover’s "Educated: A Memoir." Westover is an American memoirist, essayist and historian. Educated debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list in 2018. A $2 donation is required. Light refreshments…

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Chanukah Party

December 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Free

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim is pleased to announce our annual Chanukah Party on Monday, Dec. 23, starting at 6 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of face painting, a magic show by Danny Archer of Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater, balloons, potato latkas (pancakes), sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and a beautiful menorah lighting. There is no charge for this wonderful celebration. Call the CSS office at 215-677-1600 to RSVP or for more information.

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Chinese Dinner and Movie Night

December 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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$18.00

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host a Chinese dinner and movie night at 6 p.m. on Dec. 24. The dinner will be catered by The Cherry Grill Kosher Chinese Restaurant. The cost is $18 per person. Call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600 for more details and to RSVP.

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January 2020

Rabbi Thursday Night Class

January 9, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
Free

Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham will host a Thursday adult education class at the Congregations of Shaare Shamayim at 8 p.m. For more information, call the CSS office at 215-677-1600.

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Bagels and Bible

January 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Free

The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will host Bagels and Bible on Saturday, Jan. 11. In lieu of a formal sermon, Rabbi Reuben Israel Abraham will hold an informal Torah study session in the Karff Auditorium following services. Bagels, cream cheese and coffee will be served. For more information, call the synagogue office at 215-677-1600.

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Yiddish Culture Club Meeting

January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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$2

The Yiddish Culture Club led by Jack Belitsky, a joint venture program by Northeast NORC and The Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, next meets on Tuesday, Jan. 14. There will be a light lunch at noon and the session will begin at 12:30 p.m. A nominal $2 will be collected to cover the light lunch. Call 215-677-1600 for details. Transportation available through Northeast NORC at 215-320-0351.

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Sisterhood Baby Shower

January 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Congregations of SHAARE SHAMAYIM, Philadelphia PA, 19115, 9768 Verree Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115 United States
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Free

The annual Baby Shower Mitzvah Project hosted by the Sisterhood of Congregations of Shaare Shamayim will be on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. Starting Jan. 6, donations are being accepted for items such as new clothing for babies through age 5, new bedding, diapers, bottles, formula, bathing supplies, toys and gently used equipment. Donations should be left in the synagogue office. Items will be donated to benefit the clients of Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Light refreshments will be…

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