The Center City Kehillah is a network of communities representing the diversity of Jewish life in Philadelphia.

About the CENTER CITY Kehillah

The Center City Kehillah is your guide to the Center City Jewish community! Kehillah means community, and we want to share the best of what all our diverse organizations have to offer. In Center City, there’s something for everyone – let us help you find what’s right for you.


As a hub for Jewish life, we strengthen individual and communal connections by creating both accessible entry points and in-depth opportunities to grow. Our participating organizations include synagogues and congregations; cultural, educational, and social justice institutions; and nonprofit initiatives. Our geographic region includes Center City, South Philly, West Philly and Northwest Philly.

Our annual events include a Hanukkah candle lighting in Rittenhouse Square and a Jewish Night of Learning for Shavuot as well as monthly professional development opportunities for our organizational representatives. We build relationships between institutions and individuals, plan collaborative programming, and assist individuals looking to connect with the community. We also provide ongoing opportunities for community members to share resources, make new connections, and learn about each other’s experiences.


Chanukah Celebration
Sunday, December 10 | 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

Join Center City Kehillah and jkidphilly for a Chanukah celebration! All ages will enjoy the klezmer band, refreshments, tabling fair from local organizations, crafts, activities and story time with jkidphilly. The event will conclude with a candle lighting, musical prayer ceremony and sufganiyot (jelly donuts) to bring some extra light into everyone’s Chanukah. Please register in advance by Thursday, December 7 by clicking here.

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