Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

About Us:

Sustaining Jewish identity, religious practices, and community in our increasingly homogeneous culture and busy lives is a constant challenge. Today we have to schedule time for what, 100 years ago, was the natural way of relating among community members whose daily social lives and spiritual practice were easily woven together. The strength of modern Judaism is dependent on our ability to build community and relevant connections between Jewish faith and modern life. Through programming that speaks to our constituents, and by emphasizing the ethical foundation of the Mitzvot and the practical applications of our traditional beliefs, Beth Zion-Beth Israel (BZBI) helps our congregants make meaningful connections among members and not just have faith, but live it every day.

Established in 1946, just after the Holocaust and prior to the founding of the State of Israel, BZBI has served the community around Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square for more than 60 years. Formed by the union of three congregations, BZBI has been at home in our striking neo-Gothic synagogue on 18th Street since 1954. Today, under the leadership of Rabbi Ira F. Stone and Cantor Sharon Grainer, BZBI practices Conservative Judaism with an egalitarian worship service, bringing to life Torah, t'fillah (prayer), and gimilut hasadim (acts of loving kindness) in our vibrant urban community.

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Category: Organization : Synagogue \
Synagogue 
Religion: Jewish - Conservative
Community: Philadelphia  

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Philadelphia Shabbat Potluck Coalition
Jewish Philadelphians, come eat Shabbat dinner with us! ....
September 24 2016
12:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Rittenhouse Square 18th and Walnut
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Rosh Hashanah for Families with Young Children
Join Miss Cindy and Rabbi Yosef and Let’s Welcome a Sweet New Year Together! ....
October 03 2016
9:45 am - 10:30 AM
300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Yom Kippur for Families with Young Children
Join Miss Cindy and Rabbi Yosef and Let’s Welcome a Sweet New Year Together! ....
October 12 2016
9:45 am - 10:30 AM
300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sukkot for Families with Young Children
Sukkot Serivce for Families with Young Children will begin at 11:00 AM in Lower Wolfson. Afterward we will head to the Sukkah for Kiddush.
October 17 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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