Society for the Advancement of Judaism
“A tradition can live only so long as it continues to change.”
—Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan
2016/5777 High Holy Day Tickets Now Available!
Rosh Hashanah: Sunday evening, October 2 - Tuesday, October 4
Yom Kippur: Tuesday, October 11 - Wednesday, October 12
Honey from the Heart
Wish your family, friends and business associates a "Sweet and Healthy New Year" by sending a jar of honey from the heart this High Holy Days season. Click here for more information and to place your order.
Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld in the Forward
"Why Donald Trump is a Big Time Idolator" is the latest article in the Forward by SAJ Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld.
"I accuse Donald Trump of something that I believe no one has accused him of—idolatry. No, I don’t mean idolatry in the sense he worships himself. The truth is those running for President need to have a lot of confidence in themselves. I am using the term idolatry as the Bible uses it-- worshipping a false notion/image of God. Let me explain."
JJP at SAJ/Makom 2016-2017 Registration Now Open For Ages 0-4 and Grades K-9
The SAJ Welcomes Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann
Rabbi Lauren began her term on July 1, 2015.
Lauren Grabelle Herrmann graduated from The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in June 2006. After serving in rabbinic internships in Indiana, New Jersey, New York City, and Boston, Rabbi Lauren founded Kol Tzedek Synagogue in West Philadelphia in 2004, along with a handful of community members. Utilizing her training in community organizing through the Jewish Organizing Initiative & Network (JOIN), Rabbi Lauren built the community through individual meetings and leadership development. Today, Kol Tzedek is a dynamic, diverse, and growing community, with over 140 household units (with members ranging from ages 25 to 95) and with over 60 children in its religious school.
Read more about Rabbi Lauren by clicking here.