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Welcome to Congregation Shaarai Shomayim

Living Jewishly, Intentionally, and With Heart. 

The Shame, the Hope,
and the Glory: Israel at 75

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Monday nights

March 27 and April 10 & 24 at 7:00pm


Join us in person or virtually at


Please sign up in advance - CLICK HERE


Lancaster Center for Adult Jewish Learning

Brotherhood's Mostly Annual 2nd Night Seder


April 6 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm


After a two-year hiatus, Shaarai Shomayim Brotherhood is hosting the 36th 2nd Night Passover Seder, led by Rabbi Jack Paskoff and held in the Wise Memorial Social Hall.


Reservations are required, no walk-ins will be seated. Direct mailing went out in February, so if you did not receive yours, please reach out to Herb Landau at for information and sign up. There is no online

sign-up form.

There will be a vegan/gluten free option - Matzah Lasagna. The lasagna option is made with gluten-free matzah and dairy free cheese, making it a gluten-free and vegan choice. It is not prepared in a completely allergen safe kitchen.

Our Purimshpiel Replay

 Dice and Dolls - Mar 05, 2023

Hatikvah Project 
March 05, 2023

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March 20 - March  26

As Temple Life returns to in person service and events,
we will continue to 
connect virtually.
Take a look at everything coming up.

Invite your friends to share in the richness of
Jewish life at Shaarai Shomayim!

Please note, in order to keep our virtual interaction safe, all sessions will be password protected. If you have any difficulty connecting (or need the password),please contact the office at for the password.



Book Group - Canceled for March 27th
12:00pm - 12:50pm

Adult Jewish Learning
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Virtual Only

Talmud Study 
12:00pm - 12:50pm


Morning Minyan 
8:00am - 8:30am
In person or virtual

Coffee with the Rabbi
11:00am - 11:50am

Journey to Greater Intimacy with the Divine
12:00pm - 12:50pm

4:30pm - 6pm

Adult Hebrew


No Event Scheduled


Shabbat Evening Service 
7:00pm - 8:00pm
In person or virtual
Facebook Live - Shaarai Shomayim Page

Birmingham Pledge Form - Click Here


Torah Study
9:00am - 10:00am
In person or virtual


9:15AM - 12:00PM

Sh'arim Purim Carnival
March 05, 2023

Learn About Our Community

Our schedule is full, with programs and events for every age and every demographic. Click here to check out our calendar for a full listing of what we are up today and in the future.

Lancaster, PA may seem an unlikely landmark for American Jewish history, yet Jews have been here since the early 18th century. Click here to learn our incredible history!

We strive to be a Ner L'Atid, a light to the future. Click here to read our Congregational Brit, or Contract, to understand who we are as a community.

We are celebrating a wonderful relationship with our Rabbi, and our friend, Jack Paskoff. We have learned together and grown together. Click here to read more about our wonderful Rabbi.

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