Kehilat Hanahar, "The Little Shul by the River," is all about the 21st century, yet grounded in tradition.
We are an inclusive participatory multigenerational community where we practice principles of Judaism as an evolving religious civilization. We are committed to educating young and old in Torah, history and culture, and to affirming the ideals of our tradition in worship and in deed. We have a full range of ritual offerings, a vibrant Shul School for pre- and post- bnai mitzvah students, adult education offerings, and social action programs serving the greater Delaware River Valley.
Our religious tradition is the reflection of our ancestors' search for meaning, purpose, and values. In our own search, we are egalitarian, participatory and open to varying viewpoints and lifestyles. Belonging to the Jewish people comes from behaving on believeing through our shared past and through our communal experience of worship, study and celebration we affirm our sense of belonging. We believe we are involved in the evolution of Judaism right now and responsible for shaping the spiritual and cultural legacy we will leave for future generations.
We are led by Rabbi Diana Miller, who succeeds our founding Rabbi, Rabbi Sandy Roth. To visit with us and to be a part of our community is an experience you will never forget. To be among our caring, stimulating and lively congregants is to bring a new dimension to Judaism. We welcome you and look forward to sharing our joy with you. Shabbat services are held each Friday at our synagogue, located atop a wooded hillside in New Hope, PA.