Experience the early works of military hero, Hadar Goldin, an IDF soldier killed by Hamas during Operation Protective Edge. Hadar was a talented artist and writer, and his work has been presented to the United Nations and shown through traveling exhibits around the world.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Kaiserman JCC, in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in New York and the Hadar Goldin Foundation, are bringing the “Hadar Goldin: The Final Peace” exhibit to the Greater Philadelphia community for two weeks in June. Tour the pieces at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood, and consider joining the programs highlighted below for an even more enriched experience.

Exhibit Details
Exhibit Dates: June 1 – 17, 2022

45 Haverford Rd.
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Exhibit Times:

  • Open Sundays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Open Monday and Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays

To schedule a tour or for more information, contact Alan Scher at ascher@phillyjcc.com


Israel & Jewish Life on Campus:
The Latest Trends with Dr. Noam Weissman & Gabe Greenberg
Tuesday, June 14 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Join Dr. Noam Weissman, Executive Vice President of OpenDor Media, and Gabe Greenberg, Executive Director of Penn Hillel, for a discussion about the latest trends regarding Israel and Jewish Life on campus.

This workshop will give students tips on how to create engaged and meaningful dialogue about Israel and being Jewish on campus, inside and outside classes long before they get there. It will also introduce parents to the challenges students face today.

Click here to register.

Theatre Ariel Presents Songbirds and Pomegranates
Wednesday, June 15
Performance: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibit open until 8:30 p.m. following the event
$18 per ticket

Enjoy a performance of Songbirds and Pomegranates, by actors from Theatre Ariel. With texts and music curated by Deborah Baer Mozes and Jesse Bernstein, Theatre Ariel reflects on the life, artwork and legacy of Hadar Goldin through a dynamic reading of poetry, theatre and contemporary Israeli folk and pop music.

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ABOUT The Life of Hadar Goldin

In August 2014, Hadar Goldin, then a 23-year-old-lieutenant in the Givati Brigade of the IDF, was kidnapped and killed in Gaza by Hamas terrorists just two hours after a cease-fire was declared in Operation Protective Edge war. Nearly eight years later, Goldin’s parents, Leah and Simcha Goldin, are still waiting in agony for the return of Hadar for burial in Israel.

This exhibition celebrates Hadar’s life and his prolific artistic talent. But equally as important, the family hopes the exhibit will raise awareness of his story and help to advocate for the return of the two soldiers killed by Hamas in Gaza that summer: Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.

Hadar Goldin: The Final Peace

Hadar’s work has been shown in numerous venues around the world as a way to ensure that his story, and the atrocities committed by Hamas, don’t disappear from the headlines. Help celebrate the life and talent of Hadar Goldin, while also keeping his memory alive and building awareness about this horrific story.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Kaiserman JCC, in partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in New York and the Hadar Goldin Foundation, are bringing this exhibit to the Greater Philadelphia community. Tour these inspiring pieces between June 1 and June 17 at the Kaiserman JCC in Wynnewood. For even more enriched experiences, we invite you to join the following opportunities. Please register in advance; space is limited.

Health & Safety Practices

The health and safety of our community, staff and event attendees is our highest priority, so the event protocols will follow CDC guidelines. We request that all of our guests, vendors and staff age 5 and older be fully vaccinated when attending the programs. Due to the rapidly changing situation, updates will be given closer to the event.