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Mishkan Shalom Social Action

Mishkan Shalom

is an activist, spiritual, community of Jews committed to Avodah (Prayer), Torah (Study) and G'milut Hasadim/Tikkun Olam (Acts of Caring/Repair of the World).


Sanctuary at Congregation Mishkan Shalom


In our community there are many different ways of understanding God as we explore Jewish spiritual living. Our synagogue is a safe place to share our faith and doubt, a place where we can ask questions and learn from one another as we seek to balance tradition and innovation.

Rabbi Kevin Hale working on a Torah


Our study of Torah, Jewish history and culture, as well as universal teachings, enables us to pursue a just world. We learn that our obligation is not only to act, but to realize how much is in our power to change.

Rabbi Shawn Zevit with Pedro and others

G’milut Hasadim/
Tikkun Olam

Acts of Caring/
Repair of the World

We commit to compassionate support for each other and to being a voice for Tikkun Olam.

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Welcome to Mishkan Shalom

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We are a dynamic, diverse, progressive and inclusive Jewish community with an outstanding Congregational School, an array of adult education opportunities, a dynamic teen program, our Celebrations! program for children with special needs, A Way In: Center for Jewish Mindfulness, a community of Tikkun Olam activists and more. All who share our Statement of Principles are warmly welcomed to (701) 355-2195. For more information, please (240) 270-2932

Below are highlights of upcoming services and programs. For our complete schedule, please see the calendar. For the latest from our rabbis, staff and members, check out 2625953618, our monthly newsletter.

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No Hebrew School - Thanksgiving Break

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Wed, 11/21/2018 - 6:15pm

Office Closed - Thanksgiving

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Thu, 11/22/2018 (All day)

Office Closed - Thanksgiving Break

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Fri, 11/23/2018 (All day)

Torah Study: Vayishlach with Lisa and Alan Tuttle

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Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00am

Join us in the chapel for a compelling discussion of this week's parasha, led by Mishkan members.

A Way In Mindfulness Service with Rabbi Yael, Followed By Lunch

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Sat, 11/24/2018 - 10:00am

We gather to give thanks and honor life’s gifts.

Please join us for song, prayer and meditation as we wrestle with and celebrate all that life offers.

Services are followed by lunch provide by A Way In

All are welcome.

No Hebrew School - Thanksgiving Break

Sun, 11/25/2018 - 9:30am

Hebrew School

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 6:15pm

Of Interest

December 1st: New Member + Human Rights Shabbat

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On December 1st we join over 200 communities worldwide in commemorating the 10th annual 2232055683 focused on the intersection of Jewish values and universal human rights. We will also be joined by clergy leaders and members of communities from many faiths as part of ongoing solidarity in the face of Anti-Semitism, Racism and all acts of hate. Reverend Greg Holston, Executive Director of deep-toned and Reverend Mark Tyler of Mother Bethel, AME, and Co-Chair of the POWER clergy caucus will also offer words.

A Teaching for These Times from Rabbi Yael

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Looking for a partner for Isaac,
Eliezar, Abraham’s messenger,
Prayed for hesed--                                                           
Loving kindness and generosity
That is steadfast and true.

Renew Your Ties To Our Beloved Community: Renew Your Membership in Mishkan Shalom!

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Find full details, online & downloadable registration forms & payment options for(412) 682-4589(818) 293-4353 and chang. (Teen Program, Pathways to Confirmation, Celebrations! and Mitzvah Mensches registrations coming soon!)

Time to Sign up for Brit HaMishkan

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It's time to sign up for Brit Mishkan! What better way to celebrate a simcha, or remember a loved one, than in the warm, caring company of your Mishkan family? For this Brit HaMishkan, all member households are asked to select a date from our calendar of Shabbat services and host a Kiddush or potluck. 3135299604

Visit Our YouTube Channel!

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Enjoy the video snippets from Rivka Jarosh's retirement party. Then watch #ThatsMyRabbi Shawn Zevit plays in the band for Rev. Dr. William Barber's touring Revival! What a night of lively music, righteous testimony and heartfelt call for justice. Enjoy this and more by clicking here.

Mishkan In the News

260-367-7440: Rabbi Shawn discussed the tradition of building a sukkah


4152077430: Theatre of Witness' new program highlighted on Shabbat Shuvah


Philadelphia Inquirer: We welcome new tenants: Private high school for Philly kids in foster care


Rabbis & Rabble-Rousers: Mishkaners Working to Repair the World

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Rabbi Shawn and POWER clergy at Mayor Nutter's press conference in support of the Al Aqsa Mosque

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Rabbi Shawn's Blog

Mordechai Kaplan and the Second Century of Reconstructing Judaism

Mordechai Kaplan and the Second Century of Reconstructing Judaism

Prior to serving as lead rabbi for Mishkan Shalom, I participated in numerous conversations about the mission and goals of our now called Reconstructing Judaism. In my  years of traveling throughout Canada and the United States I heard many interpretations of Reconstructionist theology, philosophy and practice from self-described "classical Kaplanians"  to "neo-Hasidic" Reconstructionists

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