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Apr Wed 1

Opening Day: Richard Avedon: Family Affairs

April 1, 2015 10:00 AM
National Museum of American Jewish History
101. S Independence Mall E
Philadephia, PA 19106

Avedon’s striking fashion photography and minimalist, emotion-filled portraiture broke boundaries and, for nearly a half century, helped define Americans’ perceptions of beauty, politics, and power. This exhibition, for which NMAJH will be the only U.S. venue, unites two seminal bodies of work by...

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Apr Wed 1

Anti-Semitism Program

April 1, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street United States
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Apr Wed 1

Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation Board Meeting (2)

April 1, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Thu 2

Jewish Holiday--Fast of the First Born

April 2, 2015 7:15 PM to April 3, 2015 7:30 PM

Fast of the First Born Sons.  Ends at the First Seder.

Apr Fri 3

Jewish Holiday -- Passover 1st Seder

April 3, 2015 7:15 PM

Apr Fri 3

Jewish Holiday -- Passover -- April 3rd through April 11th

April 3, 2015 7:15 PM to April 11, 2015 7:30 PM

Passover Holiday starts at sundown Friday April 3rd and ends at sundown Saturday April 11th.  The first two days--April 3rd & 4th--and the last two days--April 10th & 11th are "High Holidays"-- no work. 

Apr Sat 4

Jewish Holiday -- Passover 2nd Seder

April 4, 2015 7:15 PM

Apr Wed 8

Renaissance Leadership Development Program

April 8, 2015 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jewish Federation
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Sun 12

Main Event Attendees Volunteer Day at JRA

April 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
JRA Distribution Warehouse
10980 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Main Event Volunteer Day at Jewish Relief Agency Sunday, April 12th 10:00 a.m. sharp 10980 Dutton Road Philadelphia, PA 19154

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Apr Sun 12

Renaissance Group at the JRA

April 12, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
JRA
10102 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Join the Renaissance Group for a meaningful morning of service at the Jewish Relief Agency (JRA). JRA food distributions take place one Sunday each month throughout the year. The Renaissance Group will meet at 9:00 a.m. to package food until 10:30 a.m.  After packing, volunteers will load their...

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Apr Sun 12

JRA Monthly Food Distribution

April 12, 2015 10:00 AM
JRA Distribution Warehouse
10980 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Volunteer at the Jewish Relief Agency’s monthly food distribution on Sunday, April 12, 2015.  Help to pack, carry, load and deliver kosher food to over 3,000 area families in need.  Meet at the JRA warehouse at 10980 Dutton Road (Northeast Philly) at 10:00 AM.  For more information or directions,...

JRA Monthly Food Distribution
Apr Sun 12

Sicha with Lynn Davidman

April 12, 2015 7:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Lynn Davidman will discuss her book Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews.   Based on in-depth conversation with forty ex-Hasidic individuals, Davidman provides both a moving narrative of the struggles of Hasidic defectors and a compelling call for greater collective understanding of the...

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Apr Mon 13

PJFF's CineMondays: Once In A Lifetime

April 13, 2015 7:30 PM
International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, PJFF presents the moving true story of Anne Gueguen (Ariane Ascaride), a dedicated history teacher in a French public high school, who changed the lives of her most troubled students through Holocaust education. Determined to give the best instruction to...

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Apr Tue 14

Women's Philanthropy Event, "WE"

April 14, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Vie
600 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Women’s Event Committee (2015) Tami Astorino Caren Barnet Michelle Barrack Andrea Barsky Robin Batoff Barbra Berley-Mellits Bryna Berman Penni Blaskey Sheree Bloch Sylvia Blume Lisa Coben Amy Cohen Kelly Dash Karen Davis Karen Dayno Sharon Delfiner-Pearl Laurel Fairworth Phyllis Finkelstein...

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Apr Wed 15

Food Security Program #1 -- Biblical perspective on hunger

April 15, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Har Zion Temple
1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072

Biblical perspective on hunger   What does the bible have to say about hunger and issues of food security?  Come find out with Rabbi Uri Allen, Har Zion Temple’s assistant rabbi, as we begin our study and action series on the topic of hunger.  This program is co-sponsored by Jewish Federation of...

Apr Wed 15

JFGP Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

April 15, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Thu 16

Jewish Holiday--Yom HaShoah

April 16, 2015 6:00 AM

Apr Thu 16

Holocaust Memorial Day Talmudic Ethics Seminar - CLE accredited

April 16, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Congregation Mekor Habracha (subject to change)
2000 Chestnut Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A six hour CLE seminar addressing moral and ethical dilemmas relating to the Holocaust.  Topics to include: Sophie's Choice: The Ultimate Moral Dilemma State of Israel v. Ivan (John) Demjanjuk The Case of the Stolen Jewish Library Approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Continuing Legal...

Apr Thu 16

JCRC Board Meeting

April 16, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Bldg.
2100 Arch Street Room 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Sat 18

Renaissance Group's Shabbat Lunch with Seniors

April 18, 2015 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Evelyn and Daniel M. Tabas House
10102 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

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Apr Sun 19

Conversation with a Survivor

April 19, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Moore College of Art & Design
20th and the Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Middle and High School students have an opportunity to participate in informal conversations with Holocaust survivors and, in addition,hear from an inspiring keynote speaker.

Conversation with a Survivor
Apr Sun 19

Philadelphia's Annual Memorial Ceremony for the Six Million Jewish Martyrs

April 19, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs
16th and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Annual city-wide observance of Yom HaShoah. No other organizations may schedule an event during the hours between 1:00PM and 3:00PM.  

Apr Sun 19

NUREMBERG: Its Impact, Influence, and Legacy

April 19, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sheri Rosenberg, BZBI member and the director of the Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at Cardozo Law School and BZBI member, presents Cardozo’s award-winning documentary, Nuremberg: Reflection and Resonance. Featuring first-hand recollections by prosecutors, translators, and...

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Apr Sun 19

Bucks County Parlor Meeting

April 19, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Private Home Richboro, PA

 

Apr Mon 20

Standing Together: An Evening with Sonia Nazario

April 20, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TBD

HIAS Pennsylvania's Annual Event with Pultizer prize winning author and journalist Sonia Nazario.

Apr Mon 20

Cook for a Friend with the Renaissance Group

April 20, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us at BZBI for this Mitzvah event to prepare meals for the Jewish community members in need. BZBI is located at 300 S. 18th Street, the corner of 18th and Spruce.  When you arrive, please go up the stairs to the second floor and make a left into their kitchen, where we will be cooking. ...

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Apr Mon 20

PJFF's CineMondays Centerpiece: The Kindergarten Teacher

April 20, 2015 7:30 PM
Ritz East
125 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, the second feature from award-winning Israeli writer-director Nadav Lapid, is a film for poets, philosophers, dreamers, and, perhaps most of all, cinema lovers. This inventive and provocative drama is about an idealistic kindergarten teacher named Nira (the fantastic Sarit...

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Apr Tue 21

Klein JCC's Renaming Celebration

April 21, 2015 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Klein JCC
10100 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

Klein was founded 40 years ago as a premier community center.  Over time, the agency has grown, expanded and adapted its services to meet the ever changing needs of our community.  Our growth and expansion was made possible through the support of partners, donors and community members. Join us as...

Apr Tue 21

2015 Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture

April 21, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Montgomery McCracken Walker Rhoades
123 S. Broad Street, 28th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

AJC Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey and Murray Friedman Memorial Legacy Fund Presents the 2015 Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture Featuring Indonesian Lullaby: Courage and Compassion in a Time of Hate The Annual Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture series honors the legacy of Jewish Activist and Scholar...

Apr Tue 21

CIO Board Meeting

April 21, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Rm 800
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Tue 21

Yom HaZikaron/Community Israel Memorial Day Ceremony

April 21, 2015 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Beth Sholom Congregation
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Ceremony to honor Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Sponsors are Israel Consul General to the Mid-Atlantic Region and Jewish Federation.

Apr Wed 22

Food Security Program #2 -- Policies and Perspectives on Food Insecurity

April 22, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Har Zion Temple
1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072

Join us for a panel discussion on current issues and policies impacting food insecurity with Dr. Mariana Chilton, the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, Kathy Fisher, Policy Director of the Coalition Against Hunger, and Brian Gralnick, Director of Jewish Federation’s Center for...

Apr Wed 22

Once We Were Slaves: Understanding Modern Day Sex Trafficking

April 22, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Bldg
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Apr Wed 22

Project Empower's 3rd Annual Wine Tasting and Networking Reception

April 22, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
R2L
50 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Join professionals from the Philadelphia area as wine journalist, Brian Freedman, provides insight, education and entertainment while we taste a variety of wines.  Our generous host, R2L, will be serving some of their signature hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening. So come ready to satisfy your...

Apr Thu 23

Israeli Holiday--Yom HaAtzma'ut

April 23, 2015 6:00 AM

Apr Thu 23

Israel Bonds: Yom Ha’atzmaut Family Celebration

April 23, 2015 5:30 PM
TBD

Annual Israel Bonds Family fun event in celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut  

Apr Sat 25

Mesiba

April 25, 2015 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
XO Lounge
1437 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Sat 25

Celebrate -Israel's 67th Independence Day With PhillyIsrael

April 25, 2015 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Congregation Beth Am Israel
1301 Hagys Ford rd.
Penn Valley, PA 19072

Celebrate -Israel's 67th Independence Day With PhillyIsrael APRIL 25, 2015 3:30 PM-5:30 PM Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with us! Date: Saturday night April 25, 2015 Time: 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Congregation Beth Am Israel 1301 Hagys Ford Penn Valley PA 19072

Apr Sun 26

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

April 26, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Rhawnhurst NORC
7520 Bustleton Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152

Volunteers are needed to help senior adults aging in place in the lower Northeast with spring cleaning and home maintance.    Tasks will include cleaning up yards, replacing smoke alarm batteries, replacing hard to reach light bulbs, taking off winter weather stripping, turning over mattresses,...

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Apr Sun 26

Opening the Gates of Torah--Getting From Oy Vey To It's Okay: Coping With Mental Illness

April 26, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

 The Jewish Special Needs Consortium of Greater Philadelphia Presents                                   Opening the Gates of Torah Yom Iyyun (Symposium) on Mental Health--Getting From Oy Vey To It's Okay:  Coping With Mental IllnessFor Jewish professionals, clergy and community members Featuring: ...

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Apr Sun 26

2nd Annual Lecture in Jewish Thought and Psychoanalysis

April 26, 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Who do you not want to forgive? Who do you? Are there those you that you feel aren’t worthy of your forgiveness? Do you feel you deserve to be forgiven? Does it matter to you? Join BZBI for the 2nd Annual Lecture in Jewish Thought and Psychoanalysis, a discussion of forgiveness and a consideration...

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Apr Sun 26

Friendship Circle: Join Our Circle 2015 Gala

April 26, 2015 5:00 PM
The Hilton in Philadelphia

Join our Circle for our 10th year celebration!  

The Friendship Circle
Apr Mon 27

PJFF's CineMondays: Touchdown Israel

April 27, 2015 7:30 PM
The Gershmany Y
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Could American tackle football be the key 
to peace in the Middle East? After all, what’s more encouraging than watching a Jew don 
a helmet over his kippah, as a Muslim suits up by his side in preparation for the big game? Secular or religious, Israeli or foreign-born,
 in Paul Hirschberger’s new...

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Apr Tue 28

Women's Philanthropy Third Speaker Series Event

April 28, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Private Home

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Apr Wed 29

Career Expo

April 29, 2015 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Apr Wed 29

JFGP Board of Directors Meeting

April 29, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For JFGP Board of Directors Members only. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will begin promptly at 12:00.

Apr Wed 29

Women of Vision Membership Meeting

April 29, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Bldg
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Women of Vision Membership Meeting

Apr Wed 29

Renaissance Group Ben-Gurion Society Spring Networking Event

April 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boyds
1818 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

By Invitation Only

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Apr Thu 30

JNF's 8th Annual Poker Tournament

April 30, 2015 5:30 PM
Union Trust
717 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Apr Thu 30

2015 Celebration of Jewish Life and Learning

April 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Merion Tribute House
625 Hazelhurst Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

2015 Celebration of Jewish Life and Learning honoring Jonathan M. Broder. Jewish Learning Venture’s Board and Trustees invite you to join us as we honor JONATHAN M. BRODER and celebrate our accomplishments under his expert leadership Thursday, April 30, 2015 / 11 Iyar 5775 6:00 PM at the Merion...

Apr Thu 30

AIPAC Club Reception and Program

April 30, 2015 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Temple Beth Hillel- Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood , PA 19096

How Anti- Zionism Resurrected the Jewish Question in Europe FEATURING Melanie Phillips British broadcaster, author and weekly columnist in The Times of London Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 P.M. ~ Dessert Reception 8:00 P.M. ~ Program   Temple Beth Hillel - Beth El 1001 Remington Road, Wynnewood, PA...

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