Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Bereishit - 29 Tishrei 5781 - Oct 16-17, 2020

Shabbat Schedule

Candle Lighting - 6:00 pm

Shacharit - 9:00 am (at the home of a community member, ONLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP BEFORE SHABBAT. Please reach out for details)

Shabbat Ends - 7:00 pm

This week's D'var Torah will be given by Noam Cohen.

Shabbat Shalom!

In The News...

Parsha Class: Our weekly parsha class continues THIS Wednesday, October 21 at 8:30 pm! Come and learn with Yael Keller about parashat Noach.

Mark your calendars for our new weekly virtual Children's Pre-Shabbat Program! Beginning this week, children ages 2-5 are invited to join Julie Zagdanski on Thursdays at 5:00 pm for half an hour of lively pre-Shabbat singing, learning and celebrating. Join the fun!

Meeting ID: 960 3155 6197

Passcode: 344656

Virtual and Physically Distant Programming: A whole slate of programs is in the pipeline for the coming weeks and months, including monthly virtual learning, movie night, and more! Stay tuned for details.

We are always looking for additional ways to close the distance! If you have any ideas, please be in touch with Carolynn Feldblum.

Discretionary Fund

We are pleased to let you know that Sha'arei Orah, as a result of the efforts of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, now has a modest emergency fund to help relieve financial distress caused by COVID-19. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is leading many Emergency Response efforts for our community. They generously created a grant to our shul's Discretionary Fund to support those of us in need. Additional information about the Fund can be found here.

These funds are intended to help those in need of food, medical assistance, rent/mortgage payments and/or medical expenses. If you are in need of assistance, or have any questions, please reach out to Will Keller and we will work to help as much as we are able. Your conversations will remain in the strictest of confidence.

May we all have a new year of health, happiness, and prosperity.


If you have not already done so, please renew your membership for the coming year. Those who wish to join as members for the first time can also do so from the same page on our website (payment plans are available). Our growing community depends on support from its members to ensure the continuation and expansion of the services that we currently enjoy. Thank you!
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Kiddush and Sponsorships

Basic - $60

Enhanced - $100

Simcha - TBD

If you are interested in sponsoring Kiddush, please contact Alisa Dayanim (

If you are interested in sponsoring other items or events, please contact

Approved list of Kosher Agencies

Leining and Divrei Torah

The next available date to give the D'var Torah is 10/31/2020 (Lech Lecha) - Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig.

The next available date for leining is 10/24/2020 (Noach)(partial) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.