Am Haskalah offers a creative,

participatory approach to Judaism,

blending tradition with innovation

 

“What does it mean to join Am Haskalah? Member of what? As I see it, we are both a community and a congregation. A community is a network of relationships. You join it by taking part. The more you take part, the more you will build those relationships, the more connected you will feel, and the more our community will grow.

While the community is an informal network, the congregation is a formal organization. We have bylaws, officers, committees, employees, income and expenses. To be a member you have to fill out a form and pay your dues. The congregation provides the platform, the structure, in today’s parlance, the hardware. The community is the software, the spirit and the real soul. I believe that if you are going to be a member of this community, you have a responsibility at some point to join the congregation.

And if you are a member of the congregation, please be a part of this community.”

~ Cary Oshins, Past President

 

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Upcoming Events:

Wine Tasting with Binah Wines – Sunday, March 27th at 4pm

 
Kevin Danna, from Binah Winery in Allentown, will take us through their all-kosher lineup of wines while we enjoy some delicious pairings and enjoy being together again.
 
 
A native of Southern California’s historic Cucamonga-Guasti Wine District, Binah Winery’s owner/winemaker, Kevin Danna, now finds himself making wine in his vintner great-grandfathers’ home of Pennsylvania. A former assistant winemaker at Berks County’s Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Kevin received a college-level education in the sciences of enology and viticulture after earlier undergraduate studies in architectural engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Before finding a passion for winemaking, Kevin’s prior career in architectural lighting design left the lasting influence of an elite design philosophy, which continues to shape Kevin’s approach to winemaking as an art and a science. 
 
 
Proof of Boosted Vaccination (or Medical Exemption) & RSVPs Required.
 
Please RSVP by March 24th to AmHaskalahDirector@gmail.com

 

 

Virtual Passover Seder – Saturday, April 16th at 6:30pm on Zoom

 

Join us for an online second night seder, led by Student Rabbi Armin Langer.

RSVP to AmHaskalahDirector@gmail.com

 

 

 

Looking for somewhere to go in person?

Have room to welcome another to your table?

 

Contact AmHaskalahDirector@gmail.com to get matched up!

 

 

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COVID-19 RESPONSE:

 

Am Haskalah is BACK!!

(as of March 11, 2022)

 
The most up-to-date information can always be found on our Calendar,
or you can email our office.

 

RSVPs and proof of boosted vaccination are required for attending anything in person. Please send in advance.

 
 

Masks are required at all times, except for when eating (there will be Oneg).

 

We will be using the main sanctuary for some Friday night services, to better spread out.

(Look for our rainbow sign in the window to see which side of the building we’ll be in on that day.)

 
 

Clubs and groups will also be hybrid soon. Zoom will continue for everything.

 
 
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Our Student Rabbi, Armin Langer, can be reached here or at (484)245-4148.
As Administrative Director, Liz Fear, is always available to answer any questions, provide Zoom tech support, or arrange for any other support you may need. Our Chesed committee can be reached here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us!

 
 
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