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  • Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

    The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is a celebration of Israeli culture, with the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film. Each season, a slate of feature films and documentaries are selected to provide a diverse and impartial reflection of Israel.

  • AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey 75th Anniversary Gala

    AJC Philadelphia/SNJ will celebrate 75 years of advocacy on behalf of the Jewish people and Israel at a black-tie gala. Highlighting the gala will be a keynote address by AJC CEO David Harris, one of the leading figures in the Jewish world. The evening will also feature the premier of a film by noted Philadelphia producer Sam Katz, "AJC Philadelphia/SNJ: A 75 Year Perspective." Please click here to learn more and register now: www.ajc.org/phila.snj/Celebrating75Years.

  • AMIT – Trivia Night

    Join AMIT and test your knowledge with Trivia Night at Nana's Kitchen's new location on Montgomery Ave in Bala Cynwyd.

  • Purim Carnival

    The Jewish communities of the Greater Northeast invite one and all to a Purim carnival filled with fun, games, costumes and of course hamentashen!

  • KI Purim Carnival

    Purim Carnival Sunday, March 24 12:00 p.m. Celebrate Purim at KI! Food available for purchase throughout the carnival; featuring Jules Pizza and carnival snack. Pre-purchase a $10 all-play wristband, available by March 22 at www.kenesethisrael.org/purim. $15 wristband available at the door. For more information, contact admin@jquest.org or 215-887-8704. Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8704.

  • REDEMPTION | GPJFF Lindy CineMondays Opening Night Film!

    The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) presents its annual, newly titled Lindy CineMondays 2019! This six-week film series premieres a new film every Monday night beginning March 25 - May 6 (excluding the week of Pesach). The series kicks off with REDEMPTION, an award-winning film from Israel. With its rousing musical performances and emotionally honest screenplay, REDEMPTION is a powerful return to form for two of Israel’s foremost filmmakers, Joseph Madmony (Restoration) and Boaz Yehonatan Yacov.

  • “If Our Shoes Could Talk & Where They Have Taken Us” with Jane & Stuart Weitzman

    Ivy Barsky, CEO and Gwen Goodman Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, will interview this accomplished couple; Stuart, a successful shoe designer, an entrepreneur and founder of the globally renowned shoe company bearing his name, and Jane, a major leader in the organized Jewish community in the US and abroad. Together they will share their passions and ways they are making a profound impact on life in the US and abroad. Cost: $18/RS members, $25/non-members, $90/patron for…

  • ACCESS Israeli Election Briefing with Amir Tibon

    Have you heard that elections for the Knesset, Israel's parliament, will be taking place in April? Do you have questions about which parties are running, what their platforms are, and who is expected to gain the most Knesset seats? We have a program for you! Join AJC ACCESS Philadelphia* for an exclusive briefing with Amir Tibon, the Washington D.C. correspondent for Haaretz, one of Israel's leading newspapers. Amir will be joining us less than two weeks prior to the monumental…

  • Civil Conversation: “Challenges to Religious Freedom”

    At the heart of this project are local conversations -- grassroots dialogues on a range of topics that encourage us to share and listen across difference. These conversations give us the opportunity to gather for meaningful dialogue designed to increase our understanding of each other, in the midst of times and voices that would have us turning away from one another. They give us the chance to practice, in the words of Krista Tippett, “speaking together differently in order to…

  • Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

    Rabbi Skorka pope's rabbi friend will speak

  • JFCS–Knitting with a Mission

    Join us as we knit/sew squares together to make beautiful afghans for people in need of comfort. Our event will take place the 4th Thursday of every month. Basic knowledge of knitting is required to participate. To learn more about JFCS please contact Jennifer Pedulla at 267.314.0909 or jpedulla@jfcsphilly.org

  • Barrack Builders Event- The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy

    Barrack Builders is a new giving society for major donors to help us continue to build and enhance the financial and intellectual foundation at Barrack. This is our kick-off event in Bryn Mawr. We have a full committee on board. Contact: Rachel Baum, Senior Institutional Officer at rbaum@jbha.org

  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Civil Rights in Israel

    Temple Har Zion to host Lunch 'n' Learn on Civil Rights in Israel Rabbi Dr. Sharon Shalom, the first Ethiopian rabbi in Israel, will be the guest speaker March 29 at a Lunch 'n' Learn event hosted by Temple Har Zion. Rabbi Shalom will speak about his personal journey to Israel and his experiences living there. South Jersey, along with New Orleans and Charleston, is part of a pilot program with the Ministry of Diaspora and Ohr Torah Stone in…

  • NextGen Shabbat in the City

  • Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sussman’s Special Sermon, “Art Appreciation 101: The Neumann Chapel”

    Shabbat Service with Rabbi Sussman’s Special Sermon, “Art Appreciation 101: The Neumann Chapel” Friday, March 29 8:00 p.m. Please join us on Friday, March 29th at 8:00 p.m. for a revealing Shabbat highlighting the growing collection of art in KI’s Neumann Chapel, and introducing the new Chapel brochure. In his sermon "Art Appreciation 101: The Neumann Chapel," Rabbi Sussman will examine the paintings and special religious artifacts that help define the character of this sacred space. A collaborative effort of…

  • TJ Museum Gallery Opening: Art as Tikkun Olam: Recycled/Repurposed/Repair the World

    TJ Museum Gallery Opening: Art as Tikkun Olam: Recycled/Repurposed/Repair the World Saturday, March 30 5:30 p.m. A desk calendar that is now an Omer calendar; a cigarette box that is now an Etrog box; a simple pewter plate that now celebrates the Purim custom of giving gifts of food (Mishloach Manot). These recycled treasures from the museum's permanent collection serve as inspiration as artists recycle and repurpose objects, from the ridiculous to the sublime, demonstrating their concern for our environment…

  • Music Arts Presents: Pianist Haochen Zhang

    Music Arts Presents: Pianist Haochen Zhang Saturday, March 30 7:45 p.m. KI Music Arts will present Hoachen Zhang, world-renowned, 28-year-old pianist whose career KI audiences helped kick-start 10 years ago. He performed his competition program at KI before going on to win first prize at the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition! Mr. Zhang’s recital theme will be recycling themes of the natural environment through musical quotations of composers who mentored or inspired other composers. The program includes: Debussy: Images,…

  • The Tale – Film Screening with Jennifer Fox

    A screening of the Golden Globe winning film and a conversation with the director about the film and coping with childhood sexual abuse. The cost of general admission is free. The cost to for general admission and 3 CEUs is $30.00/per person

  • Gratz College Jewish Community High School (JCHS) Open House

    Teens (current 7th-11th graders) and their parents are invited to join us for a morning of learning and exploration. Sample classes and hear from current students, parents and faculty. Experience what makes Gratz College JCHS the premiere destination for Jewish teen education in Greater Philadelphia. Have questions or want to preregister? Contact Dina Maiben, Director of JCHS, at dmaiben@gratz.edu, 215-635-7300 ext. 162

  • Little Hands Make a Big Difference: A Family Volunteer Experience

    Join area Jewish non-profits for meaningful volunteering