KT in the News
Our weekly solidarity with our Muslim neighbors made the news! From February to August of 2018, Kol Tzedek and the West Philly Coalition Against Islamophobia met each Friday to show our support for our Muslim neighbors and stand in solidarity with them. We gathered every Friday outside of Masjid Al-Jamia to be a supportive, prayerful counter-presence in case of any further problems.
And check out this recent great article about our congregation from Philadelphia's Jewish Exponent!
We are committed to disability justice and universal accessibility. If you have questions about specific accessibility needs, please feel free to get in touch with Rabbi Michelle at email@example.com, who will work to answer your questions and provide support. Please click here for details about accessibility in our space and community!
New Office Space
Kol Tzedek has moved our offices to 707 S. 50th St. Many of our meetings and classes will now be held in this new space and we will soon have regular office hours when you can drop by.
This community space is wheelchair accessible but please be aware there are six steps up to the bathroom. For other questions about the office, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Safety Through solidarity
Kol Tzedek has signed on to Jews for Racial & Economic Justice's Community Safety Pledge. For more about why, please read this amazing dvar torah from KT Board President Stefan Lynch here.
Rabbi Ari Lev in the News
See Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari discussing the most recent wave of white supremacist violence on Democracy Now! here or below.
Music director Candidate weekends
We're excited to announce the three finalists in our Music Director search, and the dates for each of their interview weekends:
Batya Levine (October 19-20)
Mónica Gomery (November 2-3)
Ezra Weinberg (November 9-10)
These are all amazing candidates, and we're excited to welcome them to KT!
Each candidate will lead a Friday night service, co-lead a Saturday morning service the next day with Rabbi Ari Lev, and then lead a lunch-and-learn session after kiddush (at which a catered lunch will be provided). Each of these weekends is going to be a great chance to see the candidates in action, and there will be an online survey for KT members after each weekend. We want as much community feedback as possible on each of these candidates. Which means we'd love to see you - yes, you - at as many of these as you're able to make it for!
For candidate bios and other details, please see these dates on the KT calendar.
Kol Tzedek, a Voice for Justice, is a young and growing Reconstructionist social justice-focused synagogue in West Philadelphia. KT was founded in 2004 with a vision of being a neighborhood Jewish community for people who otherwise didn’t fit into synagogue life. We currently have 175 member households. We are artists, organizers, academics, parents, students, social workers, midwives, and misfits. We are a mixed multitude; people of varied ages, abilities, and genders committed to racial and economic justice. We are people who ask a lot of questions. We are neighbors and friends who cook, sing, and care for one another. And we have decided to bind our lives together in sacred community.