At Folkshul, we interpret Jewish holiday celebrations through a Secular Humanistic lens. We believe that humans are responsible for each other and our planet. Our intergenerational holiday celebrations combine Jewish traditions with current events and secular music. Instead of worshipping, we reflect on the lessons of the holidays and how they inform our commitment to Tikkun Olam—repairing the world. 

As a community, we celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B'shevat, Purim and Passover. We also perform acts of service to mark the secular holidays of Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Sign up for a membership today to participate in our holiday celebrations. High Holidays observances are open to the public and do not require a ticket or membership.

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Mailing Address: PO Box 17 Wyncote, PA 19095

Location: Folkshul is held at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy:

8000 Cherokee Street, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Phone: 215-248-1550 

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Folkshul's Board, Leadership, and COVID-19 Task Force are working diligently to plan safe and meaningful high caliber programming this fall. When in-person programs are possible, we will meet in a socially distant, masked and safe fashion at Fort Washington State Park. Our synchronous online programming will take place on ZOOM. Please see your weekly emails for more information.