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. We are currently in the middle of a community process to develop a comprehensive accessibility plan. Thanks for your patience as we conduct this sacred work.
The storefront of our office and community space at 707 S. 50th St. 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.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Passover
Passover begins the evening of Wednesday, April 8! Truly and deeply this year, this night is different from all other nights.
For many, Passover is filled with beautiful traditions. For many, it is filled with rules and rituals that can feel confusing and stressful. For many, it's both!
As we draw near to this holiday and its themes – finding order, redemption, and liberation in chaotic times – here are some resources to help you get started.
Connect to Kol Tzedek Online
In these times of social solidarity through physical distance, we invite you to connect to each other, to community, and to the wisdom of Jewish traditions through Kol Tzedek's online community offerings, A Heart of Many Rooms. Click here for our latest offerings for kids and adults. And you can read about the name "A Heart of Many Rooms" here.
As always, all of our events and services are free and open to anyone and everyone. If you're new to Kol Tzedek or joining us from far away, please consider making a donation to help support us as we support you. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
And please use this form weekly to submit names of people for whom you would like the community to pray for healing.
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.
In other news
Welcoming each other at Kol Tzedek - After two years of consultation and hard work, KT's Membership & Welcoming Committee has completed a cheat sheet of tips for engaging each other with open hearts and minds. Check it out!
Welcoming children at Kol Tzedek services - In a similar vein, please see our guide to including young people in KT ritual life.
The Kol Tzedek Library - The KT library catalog is now online! Although cataloging is not yet complete, you can still browse the shelves virtually.
Kol Tzedek, a Voice for Justice, is a young and growing Reconstructionist social justice-focused synagogue in West Philadelphia, founded in 2004. We currently have 230 member households. We are artists, organizers, academics, parents, professionals, 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.