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May Fri 1

JFRE Legends and Leaders Event

May 1, 2015 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Online Registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome. For questions, please contact Rachel Sigman at (215) 832-0513 or rsigman@jfgp.org.   Sponsors effective as of 5/1/2015

May Sun 3

JRA Monthly Food Distribution

May 3, 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, May 3.  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, go to www....

JRA Monthly Food Distribution
May Sun 3

Klein JCC's 40th Alumni Fun Day

May 3, 2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Klein JCC / Rosaline & Meyer Feinstein Campus
10100 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

In celebration of Klein's 40th anniversary

May Sun 3

Gan Israel Mens' Night Out honoring Jon Gomberg & David Caroline

May 3, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TBA

Join Gan Israel for a fun evening of good friends, good fun, all to help a good cause!  Salute Jon Gomberg and David Caroline for all of their terrific help to Gan Israel and the larger Jewish community!  Proceeds of event used to sponsor needy Jewish children for summer camp.

May Mon 4

Renaissance Group Young Leadership Dinner

May 4, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Jewish Federation
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join us for an inspirational evening as we honor the incredible work we have done together. NOTE: This event is invitation only.

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May Mon 4

PJFF's CineMondays Closing Night: Raise the Roof

May 4, 2015 7:30 PM
The Gershmany Y
401 S. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

In Yari and Cary Wolinsky’s awe-inspiring documentary RAISE THE ROOF, we witness the construction and the 2014 unveiling of 
the Gwozdziec roof, the centerpiece of POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. Neither Jewish nor Polish, artists and educators Rick and Laura Brown of...

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May Tue 5

Israel Bond's Women's Division Home and Art Tour

May 5, 2015 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

May Tue 5

JFGP Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

May 5, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Tue 5

JCHAI Gala -- Reception and Dinner

May 5, 2015 6:30 PM
The Franklin Institute
271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Honoring Kaiserman Coumpany

May Wed 6

Food Security Program #3 -- Feeding the Hungry

May 6, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Har Zion Temple
1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072

In our resource rich land, one in four Philadelphians are food insecure, most of whom are elderly or children, and 11,000  Jewish individuals are choosing between food and other basic needs in our region. Join us for a panel discussion with Melanie S. Cataldi, Sr. VP, Chief Operating Officer at...

May Wed 6

Women's Philanthropy Third Mitzvah Program

May 6, 2015 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Camp Ramah Community Gardening
7601 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

WE REGRET TO ANNOUCE THAT HIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE CONTACT KATIE GOLDBERG AT KGOLDBERG@JFGP.ORG IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

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May Wed 6

JFGP Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

May 6, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Services
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Thu 7

JFGP Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

May 7, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Fri 8

Fran Kane Memorial Lecture

May 8, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Merion Tribute House
625 Hazelhurst Avenue
Marion Station, PA 19066

Jewish Family and Children's Service presents: Linking the Past to the Present:  The Impact of Traumatic Loss in Childhood The Fran Kane Memorial Lecture SHARING OUR STRENGTH When a parent dies, the reverberations are felt throughout the community as a family tries to find new footing in the...

May Mon 11

Cook for a Friend with the Renaissance Group

May 11, 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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May Mon 11

"Green" Speech - Using our words to connect our hearts

May 11, 2015 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM
Sheraton Bucks County Langhorne, PA 19047

Fundraiser for Rabbi Without Walls in Bucks County

May Tue 12

CIO Board Meeting

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

May Tue 12

Jewish Heritage Night at the Phillies/Pre-game Israel Independence Day Festival

May 12, 2015 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Citizens Bank Park
Pattison Avenue and Citizens Bank Way
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Israel Independence Day Festival outside the ballpark on Citizens Bank Way starting at 4:30 p.m. - admission not required. Festivities inside the ballpark before and during the game - Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, first pitch 7:05 p.m.

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May Wed 13

Campaign Cabinet Meeting - Tentative

May 13, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tentative date for Campaign Cabinet Breakfast Meeting Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Wed 13

JFCS Cafe Europa For Holocaust Survivors

May 13, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Over 150 Holocaust Survivors will gather for great food, dancing, and fun in celebration of Liberation Day.

May Wed 13

OROT Annual Event

May 13, 2015 5:45 PM
TBD PA

OROT Annual Event
May Wed 13

Learn With Rabbi Goldman: The Shabbat Spirit

May 13, 2015 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

This Wednesday night, enrich your spiritual experience of Shabbat with Rabbi Goldman by exploring the mystical writings of Hassidic masters on the meaning of Shabbat and its rituals. Come to one or both sessions.

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May Thu 14

Hadassah: Education Day 2015--Strengthening the voice of Women: Crisis in Humanity

May 14, 2015 9:00 AM to 2:15 PM
Normandy Farm Hotel
1401 Morris Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

STRENGTHENING THE VOICE OF WOMEN: Crisis In Humanity Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 2:15 PM Normandy Farm Hotel, 1401 Morris Road, Blue Bell, PA 19422 Speakers: Berrit Kyllo Francis, Former board member of Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network and Survivor of Sexual Assault Shamere McKenzie...

May Thu 14

6th Annual JAFCO Spring Into Summer Luncheon

May 14, 2015 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sheraton Valley Forge
480 N Gulph Rd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Annual Luncheon honoring the JAFCO Woman of Valor.  We expect 350 ladies in attendance to support abused and neglected jewish children.  Honoring Marcia Cohen and Ruthi Cohen.  For more details contact director of Northeast Development, Rana Bell rana@jafco.org.

May Thu 14

Gratz's Jeffrey B. Plevan Annual Event

May 14, 2015 6:00 PM
Gratz College
7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Major fundraising event for Gratz College

May Thu 14

The Libyans: Sacred Jewish Music from Libya

May 14, 2015 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Beth Am Israel
1301 Hagys Ford Rd.
Penn Valley, PA 19072

Join us for a captivating show that brings to the stage the fascinating tradition of the Jews of Libya and sacred music created by the African East infusing several musical styles from around the world.  Suggested donation $10.  Dessert reception to follow.

May Sat 16

Pianist Orli Shaham

May 16, 2015 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

On Sat., May 16, at 7:45 PM, Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel will present pianist Orli Shaham.  The program will include selections by Bach, Schoenberg, Brahma, Shubert and others.  Handicap accessible.  Free parking.

Pianist Orli Shaham
May Sun 17

ADL's 5th Annual 5K WALK Against Hate

May 17, 2015 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Philadelphia, PA

ADL’s WALK Against Hate brings together people from across the region to reject bigotry and celebrate diversity. Join us, rain or shine, for the annual 5K WALK Against Hate on Sunday, May 17, 2015 on Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia! Take part in this one-of-a-kind initiative in which...

May Sun 17

Renaissance Group Volunteers: Healthy Living with Special Needs Teens

May 17, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Tribe Commons
201 S. Camac Street, 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join Renaissance Group, Repair the World and the Jewish Family and Children's Service Center for Special Needs Teen Network for a workshop on healthy living lead by Arielle Margot, Holistic Health Coach.  Following a healthy lunch we will have a free yoga class.   Limited space available.

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May Sun 17

Baghdad to BZBI - 25 Years of Torah

May 17, 2015 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please join us as we honor Rabbi Ezekiel Musleah on his silver anniversary of reading Torah at BZBI. 4:00 PM – Concert in the Goldberg Sanctuary (at Temple BZBI) featuring BZBI’s own Rabbi Yosef Goldman and his NYC-based band, The Epichorus. 6:00 PM – Glatt Kosher Reception & Tribute Dinner at...

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May Sun 17

Kohelet Yeshiva--Annual Gala

May 17, 2015 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Kohelet Yeshiva
223 North Highland Avenue United States
Merion Station, PA 19066

Additional Contact Information: Lena Dolitsky, office@koheletyeshiva.org, (610) 667-2020  

May Tue 19

2015 Women Of Vision (WOV) -- Women of Spring Event

May 19, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Independence Visitor Center
1 N. Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Please join us for our Spring Luncheon Program begins at Noon. Optional walking tour or short film viewing following program Keynote Speaker: Leslie Richards, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Couvert $75 Dietary laws observed Discounted Parking: $9.00 - Autopark at...

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May Tue 19

Israel360 Alumni Event

May 19, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rosa's Fresh Pizza
25 South 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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May Tue 19

Martins Run: Leadership Award Celebration

May 19, 2015 6:30 PM
Martins Run
11 Martins Run
Media, PA 19063

13th Annual Leadership Award Celebration

Martins Run 2015 Leadership Award Celebration
May Wed 20

WOV Strategic Planning Meeting

May 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
JFGP Community Services Building

May Wed 20

Klein JCC: Centenarian Luncheon

May 20, 2015 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Klein JCC
10100 Jamison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19116

This is a luncheon for approximately 130 people honoring our seniors who are 100 years of age or older.

May Wed 20

JPG Committee Meeting

May 20, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For JPG Committee Members only. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will begin promptly at 12:00.

May Wed 20

Sicha with Liel Liebovitz and Tom Moon

May 20, 2015 7:00 PM
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
300 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Liel Liebovitz discussing his new book A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen, with  Tom Moon, the former Philadelphia Inquirer music critic and a contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered.  A Broken Hallelujah is a meditation on singer Leonard Cohen, his...

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May Wed 20

PJDS Annual Tribute Event

May 20, 2015 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
TBD

May Thu 21

WOV Strategic Planning Meeting

May 21, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
JFGP Community Services Building

May Thu 21

JFGP Board of Trustees Meeting

May 21, 2015 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

May Thu 21

Celebrate Ramah Style!

May 21, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Jewish Federation Building
2100 Arch Street Ground Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

A night of campy comraderie with a dose of inspiration celebrating Camp Ramah in the Poconos, Ramah Day Camp and Tikvah Family Camp. Featuring the comedy stylings of Norman Einhorn with video surprises. Admission: $60/person and $50/person 30 and under Includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and candy...

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May Sat 23

Jewish Holiday--Shavuot

May 23, 2015 8:00 PM to May 25, 2015 8:15 PM

Starts at sundown Saturday May 23rd and ends at sundown Monday May 25th.

May Sat 23

Jewish Night of Learning: Tikkun Leil Shavuot

May 23, 2015 8:00 PM to May 24, 2015 8:00 AM
Gershman Y
401 S. Broad Street (at Pine)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

You’re invited to celebrate the holiday of Shavuot with the Center City Jewish community! Enjoy delicious dairy meals and snacks, learn from leading local rabbis and educators, and be part of the biggest Shavuot event Center City has ever seen. The evening will kick off with keynote speaker Elsie...

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May Mon 25

Memorial Day

May 25, 2015 2:15 PM
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Wed 27

Women's Philanthropy Board Meeting

May 27, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Green Valley Country Club/TBD PA

May Wed 27

Tribe 12 Fellowship Launch Night

May 27, 2015 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TBA

Our yearly celebration of the graduation of our current class of entrepreneurs! Over 300 attendees expected based on past year attendance. Open to the public. 

May Thu 28

JFGP Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

May 28, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Thu 28

Jewish Law Day

May 28, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street United States
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Committee of Judges and Lawyers, The Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, VAAD: The Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia Cordially Invite you to the  33rd Annual Jewish Law Day Honoring: President Judge of the Superior Court, Susan Peikes Gantman  Guest...

May Thu 28

Israel Bonds Women's Division Aviva program (educational & outreach)

May 28, 2015 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
private home

Dessert reception with speaker - Technion Professor Oded Shmueli

May Sun 31

Ride the Pines

May 31, 2015 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
JCC Camps at Medford
400 Tuckerton Road
Medford, PA 08055

Join Hazon Philadelphia for Ride the Pines on Sunday, May 31, in Medford, NJ.  This day-long, fully-supported ride and community experience for the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey community will take riders through pine forests, farmland, and local villages, culminating in a group...

May Sun 31

Jewish Life Seminars 3rd Annual Gala

May 31, 2015 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
TBA PA

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