The Center City Kehillah is a vibrant alliance of Jewish organizations, synagogues, community volunteers and representatives located in Philadelphia.

Kehillah means community, and it is the goal of Center City Kehillah to create inspired Jewish connections, programming, and diverse offerings for anyone that wants to engage. There is something for everyone in Center City Kehillah!

For more information about Center City neighborhood programs, reach out to Noah Schoenberg at centercity@jewishphilly.org.

Get in touch with us to find out more about Center City Kehillah! We’d love to hear from you.

About the CENTER CITY Kehillah

As part of the Jewish Federation, the Center City Kehillah:

  • Serves individuals and families both connected to organized Jewish institutions and those who are underserved or disconnected
  • Strengthens relationships among institutions and synagogues within the community
  • Creates a pipeline of communication and leadership development from a grassroots level to the work of the Jewish Federation


Center City Kehillah offers a slate of communal gatherings including holiday programming, social action/mitzvah work, and philanthropic opportunities to its constituents. Our flagship annual events include a Chanukah candle lighting and a Night of Learning for Shavuot. We also hold regular coalition meetings for our organizational representatives.

Shavuot: A Community Night of Jewish Learning
Tuesday, June 11 | 7:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

Come celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with Center City Kehillah and your fellow community members for the 8th Annual Night of Jewish Learning! Enjoy an evening filled with discourse, community and delicious dairy foods. To register, click here. We welcome a variety of session proposals for every level of Jewish Learning and on wide-ranging topics of interest to our broad and diverse community. We also encourage different modalities – not everything needs to be a text study! Please submit all programs by Wednesday, May 15. To learn more and submit your program, click here

There are engaging opportunities, such as events, volunteering and educational programs, happening all the time in the Center City Kehillah. To see ways to connect with your community, click here.

Have an event of your own? Submit your event here

Partnering Organizations

Our participating organizations include synagogues and congregations, and cultural, educational, and nonprofit initiatives. The participating institutions are known as the “Coalition.” Our geographic region includes Center City, South Philly, West Philly and Northwest Philly.

To see our partners, click here. To learn about partner guidelines, click here.

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