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The following events are sponsored or co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Winter 2018

Israeli Change Makers

Yearlong Series 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

Social innovators from Israel share their insights through multiple facilitated lectures across Greater Philadelphia.

Click below for more details, speakers and locations.

Israel in Film

March 3-25, 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia expands its first-class offerings to new locations across Greater Philadelphia, showcasing the best Israeli films of the year. Hosted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. 

My Israel Story

January - April 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

With the help of Philadelphia’s premier storytellers, First Person Arts, craft your story about what Israel means to you. Record it. Share it with the world.

Click below for more details and locations.

Hummus Smash

January - May 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

Are you a hummus whiz? Show off your skills at these community cook-offs and win prizes! 

Spring 2018

Yom Hazikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) Ceremony

April 17, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley

In memorial of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror, our communities gather for a bilingual program honoring Israel’s Memorial Day. This day of commemoration is sponsored by the Israeli American Council, the Consulate General of Israel in New York and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Please bring picture ID for security purposes.

BuxMont Kehillah Israel Games

April 17, 2018 | 4:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen

Open to all Bux-Mont Religious School students in grades 3-6, this Maccabiah-style afternoon will bring friends from school and camp together for relay races, gaga games, Gadna (army) competitions, Israel trivia games, team banner making and team ruach (spirit)! Activities will be run by representatives of the following camps: Harlam (URJ), Havayah (JRF), Galil, Pinemere, Ramah (USCJ), Six Points Creative Arts Academy (URJ), and Zeke. In partnership with and funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Hummus! The Movie

April 24, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Prince Theater, Philadelphia

Join us for a very special screening of Hummus! the Movie, a movie showcasing the personal stories of the men and women who live their lives and love their hummus. Afterwards, we’ll mingle over hummus and light refreshments.

This screening is hosted in partnership with JerusalemU, the Jewish Federation’s NextGen and the Jewish National Fund.

5-6-70 Israel!

May 6, 2018
Event Center at the Valley Forge Casino Resort

The Israel celebration of the year! With delicious kosher and vegetarian food and multiple performers including Capaim, a popular Israeli cover band. Their renditions of Israeli hits by the likes of Arik Einstein, Eyal Golan and Yehudit Ravitz are sure to get you on your feet. 5-6-70 Israel! is a family-friendly fest with a special kids’ area, a vendor section filled with fine crafts and Judaica, and so much more. Join us for the ceremonial lighting of candles representing the 12 tribes of Israel and a communal Hatikvah sing-along. This will be a birthday party packed with revelry and joy for the whole family. This event is free and open to the general public.

The party will continue into the evening with Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El’s presentation of David Broza: Live! Click below for more information on the whole day.

Israeli Flag Raising Ceremony

May 14, 2018 | 1:00 p.m.
Philadelphia City Hall
Northeast Corner at Market & JFK (opposite the Masonic Temple)

In honor of Israel and its 70th birthday, we’ll raise the Israeli flag outside of Philadelphia’s City Hall. Join us to commemorate this important date in Jewish history when Israel declared its independence. The brief ceremony will feature a mayoral proclamation; a visit by Consul General of Israel in New York, Dani Dayan; and a musical performance by the Perelman Jewish Day School youth choir.

Torah MiTziyon

Yearlong 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

Israel is as much a wellspring of Torah scholarship as it is of high tech. Come and learn in locations across Greater Philadelphia!

Click below for details on each program.

Summer 2018

Humans of Tel Aviv

Summer 2018

Discover the diversity and vitality of the “Humans of Tel Aviv,” a photo exhibit that reveals a city in which ultra-Orthodox Jews rub shoulders with their more secular brothers and sisters, as well as Muslims, Christians, African refugees, drag queens and hipsters.

Fall 2018

Civil Dialogue for Uncivil Times

October 29, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Or, Maple Glen

Jewish-American thought leaders from the Left and the Right debate the important issues facing Israel today, with conviction and civility.

This event has been rescheduled from February 8th

Hungry for Change: American and Israeli Strategies for Food Security, Recovery, and Justice

November 11-12, 2018
2100 Arch Street, Philadelphia

A conference on global strategies for food security, recovery and justice, with a special focus on Israel’s inventive solutions to these issues. In recognition of Israel’s 70th anniversary Hazon Philadelphia and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia have partnered to bring this important summit to our region.