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  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

    Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Join Us for a Caregiver Support Group • Gain emotional support and problem-solve • Peer based support group; Alzheimer's Assoc. trained facilitators • Attend only when you are able • Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Group meetings: 9/18, 10/23, 11/20 6:30 - 8:00pm Call Alzheimer’s Association's 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/delval: • To learn more about this support group or support groups in other areas • To access our…

  • Neshama Hadassah Book Club

    Make new friends, explore new books, and find the motivation to finally finish a book you have started. Please Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fozlql5_JTxixH2g6bzj3GM8eMDgaxEQn1e_xn5H05Q/edit This meeting will take place on 10/23/19 We'll be reading "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner For more information, contact our co-chairs: Trish Swed (tswed@me.com) or Tamara Friedlander (tamara.friedlander@gmail.com)

  • JFCS – Volunteer Day at Our Closet

    OUR CLOSET IS HOSTING A VOLUNTEER CLOTHING SORTING AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE JOIN US AS WE ORGANIZE OUR WAREHOUSE AND SORT THROUGH CLOTHING DONATIONS FOR VULNERABLE PHILADELPHIANS. COME FOR A FUN-DAY! BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY! RSVP: VISIT JFCSPHILLY.VOLUNTEERHUB.COM/OURCLOSET OR CONTACT RICKI EISENSTEIN AT RICKI@OURCLOSETPA.ORG

  • Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) Rosh Hashanah Food Distribution

    One Sunday each month, JRA volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities gather at our Northeast Philadelphia warehouse to pack and then deliver boxes of nutritious kosher food to over 6,000 low-income individuals and families. Box Packing - Tiny Tots (6 and Under): 8:30 - 9:30 AM The Tiny Tots program allows families with children ages 6 and under to get the full experience of box packing at a kid-friendly pace. Box Packing - All Ages: 10:00 - 11:30 AM…

  • Sunday Seminar: A Lifetime of Genesis with Rabbi Henry Zoob

    Rabbi Zoob, 1955 RS Confirmand and Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth David in Westwood, Mass., will speak about his new book, A Lifetime of Genesis. The book features two major themes. One theme is devoted to the idea that the Covenant of Abraham provides the fundamental structure of the Book of Genesis; the second theme is that the lives of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Genesis are our lives. RSVP to Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org).

  • A Star’s Brunch

    To start off the year, Women of KI and Adult Education are presenting “A Star’s Brunch” on September 15. Brunch will begin at 11 AM. Music will begin promptly at 12:00 PM in the chapel. KI's very own Broadway star Lee Slobotkin, who portrayed leading roles in The Book of Mormon on Broadway and in the National Tour of Wicked, will be entertaining us with tunes from Stage, Screen and more! Program and Brunch $36; Program only $25. For further…

  • Book Review

    Join AMIT Philadelphia/Shira Chapter for a Book Review to support AMIT’s Spoken English Program. We have chosen Never a Native by Alice Shalvi as our discussion book. Beverly Rosen will be on hand to lead our discussion. Reservations are required. Cost is $20 and sponsorships are available. Please visit www.amitchildren.org/events for more information.

  • Tikvah Rosh Hashanah Luncheon

    Join us on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at KleinLife from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Transportation will be provided. This is a free event. Please RSVP by Friday, September 6, 2019 by calling 215-832-0671.

  • TIKKUN OLAM, REFUGEES AND ME- JULIE KORNFELD

    Monday, September 16 10:30 a.m. TIKKUN OLAM, REFUGEES AND ME- JULIE KORNFELD This program is a discussion with Julie Kornfeld, a staff attorney and long-time refugee advocate, about the global refugee crisis. Julie will share her personal connection to the cause, debunk some common misconceptions about refugees, and explain the current administration's refugee policies and their effects. Julie Kornfeld is a Staff Attorney at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), an organization based in New York, that represents refugees and…

  • Philanthropic Partners Luncheon

    Help us Carry the Light toward the finish line of our campaign.

  • JFCS – Hands-on Art Making Workshops

    THIS SERIES OF HANDS-ON ART MAKING WORKSHOPS will introduce participants to charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Each individual will then choose one medium to create their own unique piece while expressing the art within themselves. Participants may choose to work from photographs, a still life setting, or their imagination! This program is open to all adults. Beginners to advanced levels welcome!

  • Adult Beginning Hebrew

    Interested in learning Hebrew or just want to brush up on the Aleph-Bet? Cost*: $600 members, $900 non-members. To register or for information, contact Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org). *If cost is an issue, let us know.

  • Women’s Philanthropy Fall Cooking Event

    Spend an evening with like- minded women, learning how to make matzo ball soup and adding a dash of Jewish Inspiration to the upcoming High Holidays.

  • FIDF 9th Annual Gala

    A Night of Heroes Salute IDF Soldiers

  • Women’s Philanthropy Opening Board Meeting

    This will be the first Women’s Philanthropy Board meeting of the year. This meeting is intended only for members of the Women’s Philanthropy Board.

  • 2019 Philadelphia Dinner, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

    The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's annual fundraising dinner for Museum supporters in the Greater Philadelphia area.

  • JNFuture Presents A Night at the Zoo: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

    JNFuture Presents A Night at the Zoo: Take a Walk on the Wild Side Support Israel with JNFuture at the Philadelphia Zoo.

  • “…Service in Every Cause which Seemed Right and Good.” Edith Emerson on President Theodore Roosevelt

    TEMPLE JUDEA MUSEUM Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel EXHIBITION: Fall 2019 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA, 19027 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rita Rosen Poley, Director/Curator TJMuseum@kenesethisrael.org, 215-887-8700, ext. 416, CELL - Call or text - 215-901-2656 DATES: Friday September 20th - Friday December 20, 2019 (Reception/Program TBA) EXHIBITION TITLE: "...Service in Every Cause which Seemed Right and Good." Edith Emerson writing about President Theodore Roosevelt Through the prism of historic, 1919 architectural stained glass a contemporary look at Theodore Roosevelt.…

  • Books for Poor Kids

    Come hear how the son of an Orthodox cantor became the first spokesman for two popes and went on to write about some of the world's most famous, most infamous characters including boxer Joe Frazier, the Mafia, and a mass murderer and more. Event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Willow Grove, All proceeds from Front Row Seat by award-winning journalist Ed Eisen buy school supplies for indigent children.

  • Selichot: “Seven Days on ’13 Thompson’: A Mental Health Professional’s Inpatient Stay

    A reading on the personal and professional duty to share as a path to healing and renewal by Betsy Fiebach, MSW, LCSW (r); moderated by Fran Martin, PhD. As we approach the Days of Awe, join us as we turn inward in our relationships to ourselves and God, and outward to our relationships with each other. Through the personal story of Betsy Fiebach and the insight of Fran Martin, we will contemplate our own journeys and consider ways to destigmatize…

  • Sunday Seminar: ” BDS and Anti-Semitism: What’s Happening in Academia & on American College Campuses?” with Asaf Romirowsky

    Asaf Romirowsky, PhD, is the Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East. RSVP to Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org).

  • Jewish Music for the Mind and Soul

    Music for those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and their caregivers • Familiar, upbeat, repetitive songs • Sing along, tap your feet, play a basic instrument, or listen Program includes time to schmooze and nosh Sundays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15 Come to one or all Location: Beth Sholom Congregation 8231 Old York Road Elkins Park PA RSVP needed: info@spiritualwell-being.org or 215-887-1342 x109 Rabbi Beth Janus is an experienced…

  • LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY | Film Screening

    Get ready to hop on board to the LAND OF MILK AND FUNNY! In this hilarious documentary comedy, comedian Avi Liberman and his group of friends (including The Office breakout Craig Robinson) head to the Holy State for one purpose and one purpose only: to make people laugh! You love comedy? You love Judaism and Israel? You won't want to miss this delightful film!

  • “Apples and Honey” Zumba in the Park

    The Kehillah of Delaware County, in partnership with Temple Sholom in Broomall and Congregation Beth El - Ner Tamid, invites the community to join us at Ridley Creek State Park on Sunday, September 22, from 2:00 - 4:00pm for a fun and interactive pre-High Holiday opportunity to prepare ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually for the New Year. All ages are welcome!

  • HaMotzi Dinner

    HaMotzi Dinners: Community Dinner at Keneseth Israel - All Welcome! September 22nd @ 5:00 pm

  • JFCS Board of Directors Meeting

    JFCS Board of Directors Meeting

  • Legacy Society and Annual Memorial Event

    The event will pay loving tribute to our departed members and celebrate tzedakah, mishpachah, community and tradition.

  • JCRC Reception with Father Josh Thomas

  • JCRC Program

    Father Josh Thomas, Executive Director of Kids 4 Peace, will be visiting Philadelphia.

  • JFCS – Hands-on Art Making Workshops

    THIS SERIES OF HANDS-ON ART MAKING WORKSHOPS will introduce participants to charcoal, pastels, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Each individual will then choose one medium to create their own unique piece while expressing the art within themselves. Participants may choose to work from photographs, a still life setting, or their imagination! This program is open to all adults. Beginners to advanced levels welcome!

  • Main Line Game Day

    Join us for a Game Day and Fashion Show benefiting the children & families of JAFCO

  • JFCS Board of Directors Meeting

    JFCS Board of Directors Meeting

  • Greater Philadelphia ZOA 2019 Gala

    Please join us for this celebration of America and Israel, featuring inspiring speeches, camaraderie, patriotism, Zionism and delicious glatt-kosher food as we honor leading supporters of Israel in our community.

  • Women of Vision 25th Anniversary Event

    The annual Women of Vision Fall Event.

  • Adult Beginning Hebrew

    Interested in learning Hebrew or just want to brush up on the Aleph-Bet? Cost*: $600 members, $900 non-members. To register or for information, contact Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org). *If cost is an issue, let us know.

  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Board of Directors Meeting

    Board of Directors Meeting

  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy Board of Directors Meeting

    Board of Directors Meeting

  • Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House at KI

    The Meyers Library is thrilled to announce that best selling author, Ann Patchett will be at KI on Wednesday morning September 25, to read and discuss her new book, The Dutch House. This program is co-sponsored with the Open Book Bookstore. This book is set in a fictionalized Elkins Park. It is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice. Tickets are required for this program. The $30 cost includes admission; a signed copy of the book and coffee…

  • Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia–Board of Directors Meeting

    Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia–Board of Directors Meeting

  • Tikvah Annual Picnic

    Join us on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. at Alvethorpe Park in Jenkintown, PA. Transportation will be provided. This is a free event. Family is welcome to join. Please let us know if you can bring a non-dairy snack, dessert or side as well as water bottles. Please RSVP by Monday, September 16, 2019 to let us know how many people are coming in your party and what you will be bringing. Please call 215-832-0671 to…

  • JCRC/Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations Program

    The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and St. Joseph's University's Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations are co-sponsoring a series of programs about "The Intersection of 'Race' and 'Religion' in the USA: African Americans, Jewish Americans, and Trauma." On Wednesday, September 25, a session titled "Longing for Mayberry: Cultural Weapons as Weapons of Exclusion" will take place at 7:30 p.m.

  • 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

  • JFCS – Knitting with a Mission

    Join us as we knit/sew squares together to make beautiful afghans for people in need of comfort, and knit hats and scarves for vulnerable individuals. Yarn is provided. Basic knowledge of knitting is required to participate. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. RSVP: Online jfcsphilly.org/knitwithamission or call 267.256.2018 Please be aware that due to increased security all attendees will be asked to show ID.

  • JFCS – Bereavement Group for Loss of a Spouse/Partner

    JFCS is offering this 8-session support group for individuals who have suffered the loss of a spouse or partner. Participants will find community, support, strength, and comfort in a warm and professionally guided discussion. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. RSVP: For more information or to register for the group, call 866-JFCS (NOW) Please be aware that due to increased security, all attendees will be…

  • Abramson Senior Care – Opening Board Dinner Meeting

    Opening Board Dinner Meeting

  • Flour Power! A Challah baking event!

    Join Neshama Hadassah and Aish Chaim for a night of Challah Baking! Aish Chaim's Gevura Davis will teach you everything you "knead" to know! $25 ticket price includes: Baking experience, supplies & light dinner Ticket sales end September 19th! Get yours Today! Hosted at the home of Melinda Engel Event co-chairs: Alyssa Geller & Amanda Smukler Kramer *Naval Square address will be revealed upon registration.

  • HOW ABOUT ADOLF? | Film Screening

    Being the black sheep of a progressive middle-class German academic family is no easy feat, but Thomas (Florian David Fitz) relishes discovering new ways to poke fun and rile up his siblings. His latest gag – announcing that he and his pregnant girlfriend, Anna (Janina Uhse), have decided to call their son “Adolf” – was merely meant to serve as a good conversation starter or pretext for debate at Stephan (Christoph Maria Herbst) and Elisabeth (Caroline Peters)’s dinner party. It…

  • Jewish Music for the Mind and Soul

    Music for those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and their caregivers • Familiar, upbeat, repetitive songs • Sing along, tap your feet, play a basic instrument, or listen Program includes time to schmooze and nosh Sundays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15 Come to one or all Location: Beth Sholom Congregation 8231 Old York Road Elkins Park PA RSVP needed: info@spiritualwell-being.org or 215-887-1342 x109 Rabbi Beth Janus is an experienced…

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Services

    Penn Hillel is your destination this year for the High Holidays, offering a variety of dynamic and inspiring holiday experiences across campus. Prayer services are warm, welcoming and accessible environments led by campus rabbis and students. the community is welcome to worship with us. For more information go to https://www.pennhillel.org/community-high-holidays or call 215-898-7391.

  • Jewish Holiday — Rosh Hashanah

    Jewish Holiday -- Rosh Hashanah