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Welcome to Congregation Shaarai Shomayim

Living Jewishly, Intentionally, and With Heart. 


Learn more about this amazing trip at

Hatikvah@75 Project

On February 28th, Congregation Shaarai Shomayim joined dozens of other Reform Congregations across North America as part of the Hatikvah@75 Project. To see the final product, click the link below. Pay special attention to the 1:00 mark

A Few of My Favorite Things
The students of Shaarai Ivrit share,
April 23, 2023

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.


Book Group
12:00 pm


Talmud Study
12:00 pm




Morning Minyan
8:00 - 8:30 am
Coffee with the Rabbi
11:00 - 11:50 am

Journey to Greater Intimacy with the Divine
12:00 pm

No events scheduled


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


Torah Study
9:00 am

Bar Mitzvah of Tyler Scolnick
10:30 am


No events scheduled

Mitzvah Day
April 16, 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.

A group of people in the sanctuary of Congregation Shaarai Shomayim are holding a Torah scroll.
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