Society for the Advancement of Judaism
“A tradition can live only so long as it continues to change.”
—Rabbi Mordecai M. Kaplan
Spring Class To Be Taught by Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld
Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld will be teaching a class this spring called "The Original Text Message: The Torah and Other Jewish Texts."
Class sessions are held Wednesdays at 7:30 PM beginning March 2.
Hiddur Shabbat - Music Service
SAJ's resident four-piece band joins for the monthly Hiddur Shabbat - Music Service on Saturday, February 6 at 10:00AM. The service is led by Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann and Cantor Lisa Arbisser and accompanied by Naomi Less on guitar/vocals, Brian Gelfand on keyboard, Glenn Grossman on percussion and David Meer on Double Bass. All are welcome for this special service.
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.