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May Sun 1

Women's Philanthropy Mission to Poland and Israel

May 1, 2016 8:00 AM to May 9, 2016 5:00 PM
Leaving from Philadelphia, PA

May Sun 1

JRA Monthly Food Distribution

May 1, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
JRA Distribution Warehouse
10980 Dutton Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

2016-05-01--Volunteer at the Jewish Relief Agency’s monthly food distribution. 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....

May Sun 1

Mimouna Celebration

May 1, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Congregations of Shaare Shamayim
9768 Verree Road United States
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Traditionally observed by Jews in Israel, Mimouna celebrates the end of Pesach and our ancestors' freedom from slavery.  Enjoy traditional Moroccan sweets to signify the beginning of spring. This will be a day of song, dance, and fun for all ages.  Cost: $3 per person.  This event is co-sponsored...

Mimouna Celebration
May Sun 1

Camp Galil Spring Open House

May 1, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Camp Galil
146 Red Hill Road
Ottsville, PA 18942

Please join us on Sunday, May 1st in beautiful Bucks County for our annual Spring Open House. There will be tours of our facility, an information session for first-time parents and a barbecue for all! This is a great chance for parents to get an idea of what overnight camp is all about... Even if...

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May Sun 1

13th Annual Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk

May 1, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Philadelphia (West Oak Lane area); specific locations TBD

The annual Philadelphia Peace Walk seeks to: --Build bridges across the divides that can separate us. --Celebrate our diversityh and learn from each other. --Seek pace in our streets, in our world and in our own hearts. --Leave to our children and grandchildren a more peaceful and sustainable world...

Philadelphia Interfaith Peace Walk
May Sun 1

Bizet to Broadway

May 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Beth Sholom Congregation
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Bizet to Broadway starring Kirstin Chavez and Richard Troxell in the Main Sanctuary at Beth Sholom Congregation. When world renowned opera singers Kirstin Chavez and Richard Troxell come together on stage, sparks fly. No seat is safe from their passion and fiery chemistry! Join the international...

Bizet to Broadway
May Tue 3

Tikkun Olam Society Event

May 3, 2016 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
JFGP
2100 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Tue 3

Cafe Europa

May 3, 2016 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

May Tue 3

PJDS: Executive Meeting - Forman Center

May 3, 2016 6:00 PM
Perelman Jewish Day School
7601 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Perelman Jewish Day School
May Tue 3

PJDS: Board Meeting - Forman Center

May 3, 2016 7:30 PM
Perelman Jewish Day School
7601 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Perelman Jewish Day School
May Wed 4

Annual Commemoration of the Holocaust

May 4, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Main Line Reform Temple
410 Montgomery Ave.
Woodwynne, PA 19096

Please be with us in solidarity as our community gathers together for our annual observance of Yom Hashoah, the commemoration of the Holocaust. Featuring the lighting of the six-branched candelabrum in memory of the Six Million by Holocaust survivors and their descendants, our service also will...

May Wed 4
May Thu 5

Jewish Holiday -- Yom HaShoah

May 5, 2016 6:00 AM to 7:30 PM

May Thu 5

4th Annual Scholar's Luncheon

May 5, 2016 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Philmont Country Club
301 Tomlinson Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19006

Dr. Emilie Passow is the Co-Director of the Certificate Program in Medical Humanities of the Department of English and Philosophy and The Judaic Studies Program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She will be speaking about her involvement with The Transcending Trauma Project.

May Thu 5

JCHAI Gala

May 5, 2016 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131

May Fri 6

JFRE Legends & Leaders Event

May 6, 2016 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. WALK INS ARE WELCOME. JFRE’s Fifth Annual round table event with our region’s most brilliant real estate minds, who will discuss today’s hottest real estate issues.  Confirmed Legends and Leaders: David Adelman Dean Adler Ron Caplan Allan Domb Carl Dranoff Bill...

May Sun 8

Second Sunday Family Corner

May 8, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Free with Museum admission On Mother’s Day, join us at the Museum for a day of family fun! Explore the Museum with a focus on women in history. In our hands-on Kids Corner, read stories and make arts and crafts projects (that make great gifts for Mom or any loved ones!).

May Mon 9

Renaissance Leadership Dinner

May 9, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Renaissance Leadership with Israel360 May 2015 participants and other leadership.

May Mon 9

AMIT Book Club with Steve Dimodica

May 9, 2016 8:00 PM
Private Home in Merion Station

For more information, please contact Robbie Pearlstein at robbiep@amitchildren.org.

May Tue 10

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Board of Director's Meeting

May 10, 2016 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street Room 800
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Tue 10

Jewish Law Day

May 10, 2016 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street Room 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Tue 10

Two Americans Who Defied the Nazis

May 10, 2016 7:00 PM to 11:15 PM
The National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Filmmaker Artemis Joukowsky will share excerpts from his upcoming documentary, Two Who Defied the Nazis, about Martha and Waitstill Sharp, an American social worker and Unitarian minister who provided aid to refugees fleeing Nazi persecution. 

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May Tue 10

Israel Memorial Day/Yom Hazikaron Ceremony

May 10, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Har Zion Temple
1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072

May Tue 10

JBHA: Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

May 10, 2016 7:30 PM
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

May Wed 11

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Policy, Strategy, Funding Committee Meeting

May 11, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Wed 11

Yom Ha'Atzmaut Israel Festival and Movie Night

May 11, 2016 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Sholom
55 N. Church Lane
Broomall, PA 19008

Festival 5:30 - 7 p.m., Movie "Above and Beyond" starts at 7:00 p.m.

May Thu 12

Jewish Holiday -- Yom Ha'Atzmaut

May 12, 2016 6:00 AM

May Thu 12

Lion of Judah Lunch

May 12, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Green Valley Country Club
201 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

By invitation only.

May Thu 12

Israel Independence Day Celebration Presenting: The Maccabeats

May 12, 2016 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Two locations: Gratz College and Adath Jeshurun Elkins Park, PA 19027

Celebrate Israel Independence Day with the Kehillah of Old York Road  AT GRATZ COLLEGE (7605 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA) 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Israeli Shuk, Kids’ Activities, and Food at the event provided by Nat Sugarman, supervised by Rabbi Dov Brisman 6:00 p.m. Israeli Choir Havurat Hazemer 6:30...

May Thu 12

2016 Social Justice Award event

May 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Independence Visitor Center
1 North Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106

JSPAN (Jewish Social PolIcy Action Network) will honor Allyson Schwartz, former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania.

May Thu 12

Israel Bonds New Leadership 7th Annual Yom Ha’atzmaut Family Celebration

May 12, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Head House Square
2nd and Lombard Streets Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Israel Bonds Ad Olam annual Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) multi-generational family celebration. Carnival and Shuk, Glatt Kosher Food Vendors.  Admission in advance:  $18 per person/$45 per family or $100 Israel Bond (paid for by May 5) Admission at the event:  $20 per person/$55 per...

May Thu 12

Mesiba, Dance Party for 20's and 30's

May 12, 2016 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Bainbridge Club
1523 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146

Celebrate “Beera Ve Nashira” (beer and singing) in true Israeli fashion! Your $18 advance ticket includes one Goldstar beer, Israeli food and bar snacks, live music and DJ and a vote for which charity will receive all the proceeds from Mesiba. At the door, price is $25. 

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May Fri 13

Israel360 Orientation #3

May 13, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TBA PA

May 2016.  Shabbat Dinner.

May Sun 15

ADL's 6th Annual 5K WALK Against Hate

May 15, 2016 11:45 AM to 5:00 PM
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 15, 2016 in Philadelphia! Take part in this one-of-a-kind initiative in which people from various backgrounds...

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May Sun 15

Family Fun Day Celebrating Israel Inependence Day

May 15, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Old York Road Temple - Beth Am
971 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

May Sun 15

Celebrate Israel

May 15, 2016 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Congregation Or Ami
708 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

The Bux-Mont Neighborhood Kehillah presents:  Celebrate Israel! Please join us for Israeli Dancing from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m followed by a unique fun and and educational opportunity to build Jerusalem out of Legos with architecht Steven Schwartz of Building Blocks Workshops from 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m...

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May Sun 15

Kehillah of Chester County Yom Ha'Atzmaut Celebration

May 15, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
389 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA

The Kehillah of Chester County presents singer/songwriter Rick Recht in concert in celebration of Yom Ha'Atzmaut $5 per person. Free to children under the age of 3. This is a family event, open to the entire community.  Seating is limited. Register below. For more information, please contact...

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May Sun 15

Yom Ha’atzma’ut Celebration Featuring Six13

May 15, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid
715 Paxon Hollow Road
Broomall, PA 19008

Congregation Beth El-Ner Tamid will be hosting Six13, a Jewish A Capella group in celebration of Yom Ha'atzma'ut! The concert will begin at 7:30 PM, and dessert will follow! Download flier: Delaware County Jewish Community Spring Concert Series - April, May, June 2016  

May Mon 16

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Board of Trustees Meeting

May 16, 2016 12:00 PM 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 p.m.  

May Tue 17

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Policy, Strategy, Funding Grantee Meeting

May 17, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street Room 200
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Tue 17

2016's Annual Celebration of Jewish Life and Learning

May 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TBD PA

Honoring Marcy Bacine.

May Tue 17

God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes

May 17, 2016 7:00 PM to 11:15 PM
The National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors These stories will inspire and challenge people of all faiths and backgrounds. $8/Free for Members

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May Wed 18

Boys Town Jerusalem Outreach Breakfast with Speaker

May 18, 2016 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Meadowlands Country Club
711 Boehms Church Road
Blue Bell, PA 19422

May Wed 18

7th Annual JAFCO Spring Into Summer Luncheon (Hold)

May 18, 2016 10:00 AM to 3:00 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.    For more details contact director of Northeast Development, Rana Bell rana@jafco.org.

May Wed 18

JFCS Full Board Meeting

May 18, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Room 200
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 08360

May Wed 18

Jeffrey B. Plevan/ Annual Gratz College Gala Event

May 18, 2016 6:45 PM
Gratz College
7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Jeffrey B. Plevan Annual Gratz College Gala Event

May Thu 19

Abramson Center Board Meeting Lunch

May 19, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

May Thu 19

OROT Annual Event

May 19, 2016 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Location TBD

Honoring Rabbi Shimon and Shoshana Kay

May Fri 20

JFRE Executive Committee Meeting

May 20, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Keystone Property Group
125 East Elm Street
Conshohocken, PA 19428

JFRE Executive Committee Meeting at Keystone Property Group Friday, May 20, 8 - 9:30 am

May Fri 20

Women of Vision Spring Luncheon

May 20, 2016 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Merion Tribute House
625 Hazelhurst Avenue
Merion Station, PA 19066

Sole to Soul - Walk in the Shoes of Jewish Philanthropists featuring Jane Gershon Weitzman. Honoring Sally Cooper Bleznak, Founder and Chair Emerita of Women of Vision Cost: $65.00 RSVP by Friday, May 13, 2016

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May Fri 20

Shabbat Across the Main Line

May 20, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ashbridge Park
1301 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA

Sponsored by the Kehillah of Lower Merion Featuring: Live Shabbat-themed Music for All Ages * BYO picnic, chairs and blankets * Playground on-site * Limited number of picnic tables available * No pets, please There is no cost for this event; pre-registration is requested. For more information...

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May Sun 22

A Portrait of Excellence: A Jubilee Musical Celebration

May 22, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Congregation Adath Jeshurun
7763 Old York Rd
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Congregation Adath Jeshurun is proud to be honoring Hazzan Charles S. Davidson, for his fifty years of dedication to our community. Twelve years ago, Hazzan Davidson entered into an emeritus status, after thirty-eight years of service and to this day, the music Charles painstakingly wrote, arranged...

Davidson tribute website
May Mon 23

Collaboration Cabinet

May 23, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

May Mon 23

Birthright Parent Orientation

May 23, 2016 7:00 PM
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
1001 Remington Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

Birthright Parent Orientation for Summer Season Trips If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Harvey, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director at dawn.harvey@birthrightisrael.org

May Mon 23

JBHA: Board of Directors Meeting

May 23, 2016 7:30 PM
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

May Mon 23

PJFF35 CineMondays Closing Night: Presenting Princess Shaw

May 23, 2016 7:30 PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia Premiere Date: Monday, May 23 Time: 7:30 pm Location: International House Philadelphia Director: Ido Haar Genre: Documentary Country: Israel Year: 2015 Running Time: 78 min Language: Hebrew with English subtitles Warning: This documentary contains explicit lyrics and dialogue Every day...

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May Tue 24

Israel Bonds: Women's Division Council Meeting & Installation

May 24, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
TBD

Women's Division Council meeting and Installation of new Officers

May Tue 24

Painting with a Purpose

May 24, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Painting with a Twist
2337 Street Rd.
Bensalem, PA 19020

Please join us on May 24th for the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center fundraiser at Painting with a Twist in Bensalem. 50% of ticket purchases will be donated to help the museum arrange for Holocaust survivors to speak at Delaware Valley schools. 

Painting with a Purpose
May Wed 25

Professional Seminar - Feasting, Fasting and Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community

May 25, 2016 8:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

The Renfrew Center Foundation is pleased to present a half-day seminar for health and mental health professionals, educators and clergy addressing eating disorders within the Jewish community and innovative treatment strategies.

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May Wed 25

Lion of Judah Lunch

May 25, 2016 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pyramid Club

By invitation only.

May Wed 25

WEL--Annual Leadership Award Celebration

May 25, 2016 6:30 PM
Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line
100 Halcyon Dr
Media, PA 19063

14th Annual Leadership Award Celebration to benefit the Wesley Enhanced Living Main Line Resident Assistance Fund. Contact Amy Blum at ablum@wel.org for more information

May Wed 25

2016 Annual PJDS Tribute Event

May 25, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
To be Announced

May Thu 26

Israel360 Mission to Israel

May 26, 2016 (All day) to June 5, 2016 (All day)
Israel

May Thu 26

National LGBT Leadership Mission to Israel

May 26, 2016 (All day) to June 5, 2016 (All day)
Israel

May Thu 26

Gan Israel's Ladies Night Out saluting Rene Rubin

May 26, 2016 7:00 PM
Lower Merion Synagogue
123 Old Lancaster Rd.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Good Friends! Good Food! Good Music! Join Gan Israel as we salute Rene Rubin for her good work in the community. Enjoy the cool, smooth sounds of Bullet Proof Stockings, a Chassidic All-Girl Rock Band!

May Mon 30

National Holiday -- Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 (All day)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

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