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

Winter 2018

Civil Dialogue for Uncivil Times

February 8, 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.

Kallah: A Night of Jewish Learning

February 24, 2018
King of Prussia

The Kehillot of Bux-Mont and Chester County are teaming up to renew the Kallah: Night of Jewish Learning, an evening of Israel-themed classes taught by local rabbis and scholars followed by socializing over dessert. Hosted in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

U.S.-Israel Relations Under Presidents Obama and Trump: A Conversation with Ambassador Daniel Shapiro

March 8, 2018 | 8:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynnewood

Join us for a lecture by and discussion with the Honorable Daniel Shapiro, former US Ambassador to Israel during the Obama administration. This evening is sponsored in partnership the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El.

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 - March 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.

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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! Winners will be automatically entered to compete in a city-wide cook-off at our 5-6-70 Israel! celebration.

Israeli Change Makers

Year-Long Series 2018
Various Locations, Greater Philadelphia

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

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Torah MiTziyon

Dates TBD

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

Spring 2018

Yom HaZikaron

April 17, 2018
Har Zion Temple, Penn Valley

In memorial of fallen Israeli soldiers and martyrs, our community gathers for a bilingual program featuring speakers and performances. This day of commemoration is planned in collaboration between the Israeli American Council, the Israeli Consulate and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Sustainable Nation

April 24, 2018
Prince Theater, Philadelphia

The Philadelphia premiere of a new documentary showcasing the work of Israeli “water revolutionaries” working around the world to make clean and safe drinking water accessible to millions. This screening is hosted in partnership with Jerusalem U 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 food, multiple performers, films, storytelling, games, a vendor area filled with fine crafts and Judaica, a communal Hatikvah sing-along, the grand finale hummus competition and so much more, this will be a birthday party packed with revelry and joy for the whole family.

Israeli Flag Raising

May 14, 2018
Philadelphia City Hall

In honor of Israel and its 70th birthday, we’ll raise the Israeli flag in City Hall’s courtyard. The afternoon will feature a mayoral proclamation; a visit by Consul General of Israel in New York, Danny Dayan; and musical performances by local choirs.  Join us to commemorate this important moment.

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

Hungry for Change: Global Strategies on Food Security, Recovery and Justice

Fall 2018

A conference on global strategies for food security, recovery and justice, with a special focus on Israel’s inventive solutions to these issues. Hosted in partnership with Hazon, the conference features one day of sessions and activities for community members.