Throughout Israel70, we have hosted a number of new and exciting programs to celebrate, honor and commemorate Israel in a multitude of ways and across all of Greater Philadelphia. To see what we’ve been up to, see the list below of our past Israel 70 events.

Fall 2017

Wrestling Jerusalem

October 18 - November 5, 2017
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Philadelphia

At the Philadelphia Theatre Company, acclaimed actor/playwright Aaron Davidman performed his award-winning play “Wrestling Jerusalem,” a multidimensional journey into the Middle East. The three-week run includeds two special performances, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council: Interfaith Night, welcoming people of all faiths for an evening of exploration and conversation, and Jewish Community Night, when our community came together for the play and a post-performance panel discussion.

Rock in the Red Zone

November 18, 2017
Adath Israel, Merion Station

Filmmaker Laura Bialis traveled to the Negev city of Sderot where, despite regular rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, she discovered a thriving music scene that captivated her and changed her life. The screening of this thrilling and emotional film culminated with a unique musical performance and a conversation with the filmmaker.

Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the AI Israel Affairs Committee, and the Havdallah Film Café.


December 3, 2017
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia

A day-long learning fest, hosted by LimmudPhilly and the Center City Kehillah, welcomed everyone in Greater Philadelphia to immerse themselves in study with a special Israel track added to the lineup. Children 3-12 also had their own amazing Jewish learning experience at YoungLimmud! Hosted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

A Queer Country

December 4, 2017
2100 Arch Street, Room 200, Philadelphia

Lisa Morgenthau’s directorial debut in documentary, A Queer Country, explores Israel’s buzzing LGBTQ community. Interweaving the personal and political, this documentary builds an intimate portrait of the struggle between the country’s liberal and conservative attitudes. After the screen, viewers participated in an engaging discussion of LGBTQ life in Israel.

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