Shabbat Observances


Bruchim ha Ba’im! Shalom! Welcome!Don't know challah from halvah? Haven't had a matzah ball in years? That's fine, bubbeleh! You can still enjoy Shabbat dinner at the Philly Trans Health Conference.


Join us for Shabbat dinner at PTHC! Dinner, catered by Maoz, will be vegan/vegetarian with gluten-free options. Please RSVP, although we will attempt to welcome walk-in’s if space allows.

Date: Friday, June 13, 2014

Time: Dinner at 5:45. At 7:00, we’ll enjoy a beautiful and inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat Service.

Location: Arch Street United Methodist Church at North Broad and Arch Streets (just across from the Convention Center). Lower level.

RSVP: As soon as possible! But no later than Thursday, June 12 at noon so that we can be sure we have enough food for everyone.

Cost: Free! Donations are welcomed and appreciated. We will have a donation jar at the door and accept cash or checks payable to : Mazzoni Center - "PTHC Shabbat Dinner". Your generosity will help ensure that we are able to continue the tradition of an open, inclusive, celebratory PTHC Shabbat.

A note on cost:As trans*, queer, and allied Jews, we know the real cost when our communities leave some members on the outside. In the spirit of inclusion and justice, the PTHC Shabbat Program Team is committed to ensuring financially accessible community spaces for all of us, and to our Shabbat dinner being open to everyone who wishes to participate, regardless of financial means. This year, the Shabbat dinner is free of charge. If you are in a position to do so, we encourage you to consider donating to ensure that we are able to continue the tradition of an open, inclusive, celebratory PTHC Shabbat!

Much thanks to Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia, Keshet, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Nehirim, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, and Spectrum Philly for their support and sponsorship.

The PTHC Shabbat Program Team (Aka Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg, Rafi Daugherty & Phoenix Schneider)


 YES I would like to Contribute


After dinner, we'll enjoy a beautiful and inspiring Kabbalat Shabbat Service, at 7:00pm,   Everyone is welcome to attend either the dinner,service or both!