Recent Events

Purim 2014

Har Zion celebrated the 50th anniversary of the “British Invasion.” Following a pub-fare dinner, children’s magic show, and services, our Megillah reading featured the HZT Purim Players in “The Megillah According to the Beatles."

Kristallnacht Commemoration

Following a candlelighting ceremony involving a cadre of interfaith clergy, the evening continued with presentations from our own clergy, ADL, and a representative of Action Reconciliation. The focal point of the event was a magnificent performance of the cantata, Stars in the Dust, unforgettably introduced by its composer Samuel Adler, who shared memories of his own remarkable experience on Kristallnact 75 years ago. For those of you who couldn't join us, and those who enjoyed the program and want to view it again, we invite you to check out videos from that evening on the following links: Choir Introduction, Presentations, and Stars in the Dust.

Har Zion Welcomes Our Friends from Whitwell, TN

For the last couple of years, Har Zion has sent a delegation of students to Whitwell, TN, to visit the community and school there which started the Paper Clips Project, a Holocaust memorial project featured in the documentary "Paper Clips". At the start of November, a crew of 48 students and chaperones made their way from Whitwell to Philadelphia for a whirlwind weekend of learning, loving, living, sharing, laughing, hugging, crying and smiling. We at Har Zion are exceedingly proud of our leadership role in this project. Check out local news coverage of the fabulous weekend in the Jewish Exponent and on CBS.

Har Zion Patrons Event

The Patrons Event on Sunday, October 6, 2013, was a huge success. The synagogue was abuzz with exhibits of cutting edge technology from Israel. The evening was highlighted with a fascinating talk by Dan Senor, author of Start Up Nation. He spoke about why Israel leads the way in innovations that benefit the world, and was followed by a demonstration from ReWalk. Thank you to all our chairpeople who made the evening a memorable occasion where we learned a lot, had a great time, and participated in an impressive evening at Har Zion.

Har Zion Celebrates 90!

It was a 90th birthday weekend to remember! It was a blending of Har Zion’s inspirational history with a look towards a promising future. It was an opportunity to appreciate who we are now and enjoy the moment of being one community. Thank you to our event chairs, the people in the kitchen who helped prepare our delicious dinner, and to all the volunteers who helped create a memorable celebration.  Click here to read all about it.

Recent event photos courtesy of Jay Gorodetzer