Sha'arei Orah Announcements

Parashat Mishpatim - 27 Shevat 5782 - Jan 28-29, 2022

Shabbat Schedule

Candle Lighting - 4:57 pm

Shacharit - 9:00 am

Latest Shema (Magen Avraham) - 9:01 am

Latest Shema (Gra & Baal HaTanya) - 9:43 am

Shabbat Ends - 5:59 pm

Rosh Chodesh Adar 1 will take place from Monday night, January 31, through Wednesday evening, February 2.

Shabbat Shalom!

*We plan to have minyan for those who can make it, but please exercise caution if you are attending and conditions are rough.*

*See below for current Covid policies*

In the News

Megillah Purchase: We are happy to share that the shul will be purchasing a Megillat Esther! We are excited to have our own Megillah to use starting Purim of this year and for many years to come. Sponsorships are available on our Donate page; please choose "Megillah" from the drop-down menu.

New Location: We have moved into Adath Israel's Early Childhood Learning Center. Use the main entrance (facing Old Lancaster Road) and follow signs to our designated areas.

Covid Policies: Our current Covid policies, in accordance with those of Adath Israel, are as follows:

  • All attendees must be masked at all times. This includes children over 2 years old, which unfortunately means no snacking during tefillah or in the kids rooms.
  • If you are eligible for a COVID vaccine, you must be fully vaccinated, with the most recent dose being in the past 6 months.
  • If your vaccine was more than 6 months ago and you are in an age group that is eligible for a booster this means you must get a booster to be considered fully vaccinated.
  • You must not have tested positive for COVID in the past 10 days.
  • To the best of your knowledge, you must not have been in direct contact with someone with COVID within the past 10 days* (or, you have a negative test from 5 days after exposure and it is at least 7 days past the exposure.)
  • You do not currently have symptoms consistent with COVID, including, but not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell.


Membership Form (payment plans are available)

We now accept Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from Fidelity Charitable and Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. If you prefer to use this payment method, contact David Eiserman (

Double your impact! If your employer offers a matching gift program, consider asking if your donation to Sha'arei Orah can be matched. Matching gift programs are a form of corporate philanthropy, where businesses match the donations their employees make to charitable organizations.

Thank you!

Leining and Divrei Torah

The next available date for leining is 3/19/2022 (Tzav) - Google Sheet

For questions about Leining, please contact Matt Hamermesh.

The next available date to give the D'var Torah is 2/12/2022 (Tetzaveh)- Google Sheet

For questions about Divrei Torah, please contact Shmuel Honig (

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

Misheberach List

If you would like the gabbai to quietly recite the name of a loved one who is ill during the misheberach l'cholim, please fill out this short form. If you have any questions, please contact

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 Daniel Rabin 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 year of health, happiness, and prosperity.