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1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States

October, 2019

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  • Jack M. Barrack Board Of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

    Jack M. Barrack Board Of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

  • Informal Meeting – Civil Rights Mission

    An informal meeting to discuss the Civil Rights Mission in January.

  • Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

    Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Join Us for a Caregiver Support Group • Gain emotional support and problem-solve • Peer based support group; Alzheimer's Assoc. trained facilitators • Attend only when you are able • Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Group meetings: 9/18, 10/23, 11/20 6:30 - 8:00pm Call Alzheimer’s Association's 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/delval: • To learn more about this support group or support groups in other areas • To access our…

  • Neshama Hadassah Book Club

    Make new friends, explore new books, and find the motivation to finally finish a book you have started. Please Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fozlql5_JTxixH2g6bzj3GM8eMDgaxEQn1e_xn5H05Q/edit This meeting will take place on 10/23/19 We'll be reading "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner For more information, contact our co-chairs: Trish Swed (tswed@me.com) or Tamara Friedlander (tamara.friedlander@gmail.com)

  • Neshama Hadassah Book Club

    Make new friends, explore new books, and find the motivation to finally finish a book you have started. Please Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fozlql5_JTxixH2g6bzj3GM8eMDgaxEQn1e_xn5H05Q/edit This meeting will take place on 10/23/19 We'll be reading "Mrs. Everything" by Jennifer Weiner For more information, contact our co-chairs: Trish Swed (tswed@me.com) or Tamara Friedlander (tamara.friedlander@gmail.com)

  • JCRC-IJCR Lecture Series

    Suffering Citizens: Past Traumas in Jewish and African American Youth Literature Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. North Doyle Banquet Hall, Campion Student Center Youth literature about and written by Ashkenazi Jews, Christian African Americans, and African American Jews all rely on themes of suffering to graft their subjects into the American body politic. This rhetorical strategy has failures and weaknesses in an age of growing white supremacism. Reading “multi-directionally,” we can see how Jewish and African Americans utilize similar…

  • MASTERPIECES OF JEWISH LITERATURE: THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL w/ RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN Ph.D.

    Wednesday, October 23 7:30-9:00 p.m. MASTERPIECES OF JEWISH LITERATURE : THE SPIRITUAL WORLD OF RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL - RABBI LANCE J. SUSSMAN Ph.D. Free for Members. $10 for non-members. Contact Pam @ 215-887-8700 to register.

  • JFCS–Knitting with a Mission

    Join us as we knit/sew squares together to make beautiful afghans for people in need of comfort. Our event will take place the 4th Thursday of every month. Basic knowledge of knitting is required to participate. To learn more about JFCS please contact Jennifer Pedulla at 267.314.0909 or jpedulla@jfcsphilly.org

  • JFCS – Knitting with a Mission

    Join us as we knit/sew squares together to make beautiful afghans for people in need of comfort, and knit hats and scarves for vulnerable individuals. Yarn is provided. Basic knowledge of knitting is required to participate. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. RSVP: Online jfcsphilly.org/knitwithamission or call 267.256.2018 Please be aware that due to increased security all attendees will be asked to show ID.

  • JFCS – Bereavement Group for Loss of a Spouse/Partner

    JFCS is offering this 8-session support group for individuals who have suffered the loss of a spouse or partner. Participants will find community, support, strength, and comfort in a warm and professionally guided discussion. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. RSVP: For more information or to register for the group, call 866-JFCS (NOW) Please be aware that due to increased security, all attendees will be…

  • Adult Education at KI: STANLEY SIEGEL – JOHN MARSHALL

    Thursday, October 24 11:30 a.m. STANLEY SIEGEL - JOHN MARSHALL Stan Siegel will discuss John Marshall’s political background as a Federalist and his impact on our judicial system. Stan is a graduate of CCNY and Columbia graduate school and is a former professor at Temple University.

  • Beyond the Eye Roll: Raising Jewish Teens in Turbulent Times

    This will be an online conversation with Liat Cohen-Raviv, Executive Director of Diller Teen Fellows International, about supporting our teens as they explore who they are, who they want to be, and how they want to make a mark on the world. Registration required.

  • Women’s Philanthropy Lion of Judah Dinner

    This event is to celebrate our Lions of Judah, women who make an annual pledge to Jewish Federation of $5,000 plus in their own name.

  • Israel University Night at Kohelet Yeshiva with IDC Herzliya’s Wendy Keter

    Please join Wendy Keter, MSW and Director Emeritus of the Raphael Recanati International School, for an informational meeting about University experience in Israel. This event will discuss: What it is like to Study in Israel? Types of Universities in Israel Deferment Options for Yeshiva/Seminary/IDF Dual Citizenship Matters, Visa, Aliyah Possibilities Financial Aid + Benefits Jewish Life on Campus Studying at IDC

  • JFCS – Wellness Fest

    Join JFCS for the Main Line’s most exciting health and wellness event! Enjoy a day of holistic selfcare with experts that will cover everything from skincare to healthy eating to mindfulness, followed by lunch and small-group breakout sessions where you can learn how to bring balance to your life. Shopping starts at 10:00am with Bandier, Tata Harper, J is for Jamie and MORE! RSVP at www.jfcsphilly.org/wellnessfest Don’t want to miss out on your favorite breakout sessions? Purchase a PRIORITY ACCESS…

  • BEN Shabbat Dinner in Yardley

  • NextGen Shabbat In the City

  • Walk Softly and Carry a Big Shtick: Teddy Roosevelt, Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf and the American Jewish Community.”

    TEMPLE JUDEA MUSEUM: FOR MORE INFORMATION: Rita Rosen Poley, Director/Curator TJMuseum@kenesethisrael.org, 215-887-8700, ext. 416 Please join us Friday October 25, 2019, at 8PM when Rabbi Lance J. Sussman Ph.D. will speak, in a post service presentation, in celebration of the Temple Judea Museum's current exhibition, "...Service in Every Cause which Seemed Right and Good." The title of Rabbi Sussman's talk is "Walk Softly and Carry a Big Shtick: Teddy Roosevelt, Rabbi Joseph Krauskopf and the American Jewish Community." This exhibition…

  • KI Music Arts Proudly Presents: Natalie Zhu and Friends

    Music Arts Proudly Presents the Community Family Concerts Series - Our 21st Season Presenting World Class Music Natalie Zhu and Friends perform their critically acclaimed program from The Kingston Chamber Music Festival this Summer Natalie Zhu, piano Zachary DePue, violin Ayano Ninomiya, violin Che-Hung Chen, viola Clancy Newman, cello Barber: Adagio for Strings Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Op.18, no. 5 Brahms: Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8 WHEN: Saturday evening, October 26 at 7:30 PM; (Optional dinner…

  • Israel Bonds Health Professions Division

    Israel Bonds Philadelphia Health Professionals Division invites you to Brunch.

  • Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) Monthly Food Distribution

    One Sunday each month, JRA volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities gather at our Northeast Philadelphia warehouse to pack and then deliver boxes of nutritious kosher food to over 6,000 low-income individuals and families. Box Packing - Tiny Tots (6 and Under): 8:30 - 9:30 AM The Tiny Tots program allows families with children ages 6 and under to get the full experience of box packing at a kid-friendly pace. Box Packing - All Ages: 10:00 - 11:30 AM…

  • Sunday Seminar: “What Do We Believe?” with Rabbi Emeritus Alan Fuchs

    Trace and discuss the development of the belief in God in Israelite/Jewish history, then discuss the development of different Jewish theologies of the last two thousand years. The underlying question of the course will be "Is it necessary to believe in God in order to identify as a Jew?" Some reading will be suggested. RSVP to Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org).

  • Jewish Music for the Mind and Soul

    Music for those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and their caregivers • Familiar, upbeat, repetitive songs • Sing along, tap your feet, play a basic instrument, or listen Program includes time to schmooze and nosh Sundays 11:00 am - 12:15 pm 9/8, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, 12/15 Come to one or all Location: Beth Sholom Congregation 8231 Old York Road Elkins Park PA RSVP needed: info@spiritualwell-being.org or 215-887-1342 x109 Rabbi Beth Janus is an experienced…

  • Seminar on “Women Veterans Are Not Invisible”

    A free seminar for military women entitled "Women Veterans Are Not Invisible" is set for Sunday, Oct. 27, from 1-5 p.m. at the Katz Jewish Community Center (JCC), Cherry Hill, NJ. This seminar, open only to women veterans and current military members, is being sponsored by the Jewish Community Foundation and hosted by Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Furer-Barag-Wolf Post 126, Cherry Hill. Panel discussion speakers will include Selina Kanowitz, master sergeant, U.S. Air Force, retired; May Brill, U.S. Navy World…

  • Piano Works: A Concert of Original Piano Arrangements

    Enjoy an afternoon concert featuring Lou Walinksy - pianist, arranger and improviser. Expect the unexpected: Arrangements of songs like the traditional sea chantey “Shenandoah”, the Spanish song “Gracias a la Vida”, the Israeli song "Al Kol Eleh", Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy”, or Bob Marley”s “One Love” - in additional to standards by Gershwin, Ellington, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more. Piano Works combines crucial elements in classical music and in jazz, and is intended for anyone who is passionate…

  • HaMotzi Dinner

    HaMotzi Dinners: Community Dinner at Keneseth Israel - All Welcome! October 27th @ 5:00 pm

  • Honoring The Tree of Life: A Yahrtzeit Commemoration

    Honoring The Tree of Life: A Yahrtzeit Commemoration Exploring Personal and Communal Response to Trauma Members of the Philadelphia Jewish community will share remarks and memorial prayers, followed by a presentation by Dr. Michelle Friedman about personal and communal responses one year after this horrific event. This event is free, but please register in advance. Dr. Michelle Friedman is the Founder and Sharon and Steven Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling. She received an MD from the NYU School of Medicine…

  • Honoring The Tree of Life: A Yarhtzeit Commemoration

    This Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia event is open to the entire community and co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and ADL of Philadelphia. One year after the horrific tragedy at Tree of Life synagogue, this commemoration will explore the personal and communal response to trauma. Members of the Philadelphia Jewish community will share remarks and memorial prayers, followed by a presentation by Dr. Michelle Friedman, Founder and Chair of Pastoral Counseling at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah and…

  • Adult Education at KI: SCANDALOUS – DR. PHYLLIS GOTKIN

    Monday, October 28 10:30 a.m. SCANDALOUS - DR. PHYLLIS GOTKIN Scandalous is a presentation that discusses the change in morality on three continents over 1100 years. Pictures of works of art are shown to illustrate these changes. Some were not accepted then, and are now; some were accepted then, but are not accepted today; some have never changed. Phyllis Gotkin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received her PhD in 1986. She taught hematology for forty- five years. The…

  • The National Museum of American Jewish History’s Fall Only in America Gala

    NMAJH’s Only in America Gala celebrates the ongoing work of the Museum dedicated to exploring the American Jewish experience – how an immigrant community and religious minority shapes and is shaped by America.

  • Adult Beginning Hebrew

    Interested in learning Hebrew or just want to brush up on the Aleph-Bet? Cost*: $600 members, $900 non-members. To register or for information, contact Candice Nemoff (cnemoff@rodephshalom.org). *If cost is an issue, let us know.

  • Jewish Arab Cooperation and Leveraging Opportunity for Change in Israel

    The New Israel Fund, a longtime leader in advancing and nurturing shared society in Israel, is hosting an evening with NIF grantee, The Abraham Initiatives. The organization strives to fulfill the promise of full and equal citizenship and complete equality of social and political rights for Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens, as embodied in Israel's Declaration of Independence. The Abraham Initiatives aims to create widespread positive social change in the field of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Their initiatives focus on…

  • Washington DC Advocacy Day

    Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Relations Council, NextGen, Women of Vision and Women’s Philanthropy for our annual mission to Washington, DC.
    EVENT DETAILS
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Optional program on Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    $225.00 per person, includes breakfast and lunch on October 30th

    $275.00 per person includes above and dinner October 29th

    * All meals are certified kosher
    ** Participants are responsible for transportation and optional hotel stay

    Hear from government leaders on legislative initiatives impacting our community and advocate with our elected officials. Advocacy issues include protecting the safety net; efforts to fight anti-Semitism; protecting the Israel-US relationship; gun violence prevention; and security funding for non-profits.

    For more information, contact Robin Schatz at rschatz@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0654.

  • JFCS – Cooking Around the World

    Are you curious about the other side of the world? Join JFCS and The Geography Lady, Alycia Larson, for an interactive learning experience as we explore Korea and Italy! From maps, pictures, language, and poetry to music, crafts, and festivals — gain a new understanding of these two unique cultures! Following this presentation, participants will join Drew Gold, JFCS Kitchen Educator, in the Weinberg Teaching Kitchen to cook specialty dishes from this country. Relax and enjoy the delicious home-cooked lunch…

  • 2019 AJC Ciao Philadelphia Program: The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish-Catholic Relations

    AJC Philadelphia/Southern NJ in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia cordially invites the community to attend its 2019 Ciao Philadelphia program: The Past, Present, and Future of Jewish-Catholic Relations Featuring Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D. and Adam Gregerman, Ph.D. Co-Directors, Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations of Saint Joseph’s University Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12 Noon Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP 1600 Market Street, Suite 3600 Philadelphia, PA 19103 $15 Registration includes Program and Lunch Advance registration is required…

  • The Oslo Diaries at KI

    KI Israel Cultural & Advocacy Committee: KI ISRAEL FILM SERIES 2019: Wednesdays in the KI Chapel “THE OSLO DIARIES” October 30th, 1:00 PM

  • JPRO Webinar — The Goods on Jewish Grandparents: Results from a Landmark Study

    While today’s Jewish boomer grandparents may be part of the wealthiest, most connected demographic in Jewish life, supporting and underwriting many Jewish organizations, often their greatest passion is their role as grandparents. How might we support and engage with this important segment of the community? How might we engage grandparents as partners in identifying needs and exploring new opportunities? Join David Raphael, Co-Founder and CEO of the Jewish Grandparents Network, which commissioned a landmark study on the topic. Learn about…

  • JFCS – New Beginnings Divorce Clinic

    Thinking about leaving a relationship can be overwhelming. The New Beginnings Divorce Clinic will provide information and tools to help you figure out how to take the next step. 30 minute one-on-one consultations are available with an: Attorney, Social Worker, Financial Empowerment Specialist, and Benefits Specialist. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. Please be aware that due to increased security, all attendees will be asked…

  • JFCS Join the Conversation

    JFCS Join the Conversation Dinner

  • THE SONG OF NAMES | Film Screening

    Award-winning actors Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in this exceptionally acted, emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half-century. Directed by François Girard (The Red Violin, Hochelaga, Land of Souls), this sweeping historical drama follows Martin (Roth), a man searching for his childhood best friend, Dovidl Rapoport (Owen) – a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust who vanished decades before on the evening of his much-anticipated first public concert. When Dovidl doesn’t perform, Martin is left…

  • JFCS – Bereavement Group for Loss of a Spouse/Partner

    JFCS is offering this 8-session support group for individuals who have suffered the loss of a spouse or partner. Participants will find community, support, strength, and comfort in a warm and professionally guided discussion. Free parking in JFCS lot, meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Please use the entrance in the rear parking lot. RSVP: For more information or to register for the group, call 866-JFCS (NOW) Please be aware that due to increased security, all attendees will be…