Child getting Star of David face paint

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

Summer 2018


May 14 – June 9, 2018
KleinLife, Philadelphia

Did you know Israel’s marine area is larger than its terrestrial territory? Through this interactive exhibit, discover Israel’s vision of “Blue Growth,” the sustainable development of its coast and surrounding waters.

Making Israel Real

Open until June 29, 2018
Temple Judea Museum, Elkins Park

In this exhibition Greater Philadelphia artists reflect upon Israel as a nexus of world-wide Jewish culture. As if in conversation with artists from the formative years of the State of Israel, these 2018 artists provide a new context from which to explore Israel70, alongside works from the Temple Judea Museum’s Contemporary Israel Art Collection.

The Oslo Diaries

June 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia

Join us for a special screening from the Israeli Film Festival. Diving into the behind the scenes negotiations of the Oslo Accord, this documentary draws information from the personal diaries of participants of the secret peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, paired with never before seen archival footage.  Purchase tickets here.

Timbalooloo Family Concert

June 3, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
Congregation Kol Emet, Morrisville

Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with a fun and interactive family-friendly concert. Founded by Israeli clarinetist Oran Etkin, Timbalooloo strives to reimagine the way music is taught and how music can be conceived by children during their formative years. Instead of emphasizing traditional notes, Timbalooloo encourages young musicians to discover how to make their instruments speak.

Walk-ins are welcome, or register in advance by emailing $10/family.

Humans of Tel Aviv

June 5 - 24, 2018
Sister Cities Park, Philadelphia

At our public photography exhibition of the “Humans of Tel Aviv,” discover the diversity and vitality of this 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. 

We’re hosting a number of events surrounding the exhibition. Click below to find details on each of them.

Pairings on the Parkway

June 7, 2018 | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sister Cities Park, Philadelphia

In conjunction with “Humans of Tel Aviv,” the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and Citizens Diplomacy International present Israeli singer-songwriter Hadar McNeill. Alongside Kaganovitz’s photographs, Hadar will treat us to a Pairings on the Parkway performance, helping us to discover Israel through sights and sounds.

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.

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

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.

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.