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Apr Sun 3

Model Seder with Holocaust Survivors

April 3, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Adath Israel
250 N Highland Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066

Holocaust Survivors will join with JFCS supporters to enjoy a model seder led by Rabbi Eric Yanoff. Not open to the public. Contact: Jane Wexler ext 267-256-2107 or Elisa Urda ext 267-256-2131

Apr Sun 3

Friendship Circle: Annual Gala

April 3, 2016 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
TBA Philadelphia, PA

The Friendship Circle's annual gala. More details to come. 

Apr Tue 5

Women's Philanthropy Speaker Series #2

April 5, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Perelman Jewish Day School
49 Haverford Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096

  Featuring Rachel Fish, PhD who will lead an interactive and thought provoking discussion on: What does it mean to be literate about Israel in the 21st Century? * Increase your own knowledge so that you are more confident when speaking about Israel * Hear what is really happening on college...

Apr Wed 6

JEVS Career Strategies Women's Seder

April 6, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Green Valley Country Club
201 Ridge Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Please join with us in sisterhood as we celebrate freedom to achieve our dreams. Special Guest: Rachel Simon, award winning author.   Contact: Katie Shinholster at 215-854-1827, katherine.shinholster@jevs.org

Apr Wed 6

"The Inhabitants Thereof"--Philadelphia Jewish History, Speaker: Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, Ph.D.

April 6, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The 4-week class (every other week), taught by Rabbi Lance Sussman, will explore the sweep of Philadelphia Jewish history.   For much of its history, Philadelphia has functioned as the Jewish Capital of America.  At other times, it has been paradigmatic of the American Jewish experience and, thus,...

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Apr Wed 6

An Evening With Melanie Phillips

April 6, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Congregation Beth Or
239 Welsh Rd.
Ambler, PA 19002

Pre-event reception at 6 p.m., talk at 7 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities available. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite at:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-melanie-phillips-tickets-225... Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, broadcaster and author. Her weekly column, which is currently...

Apr Wed 6

Israel360 May 2015 Workshop #3

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

Workshop for Israel360 May 2015 participants.

Apr Sun 10

Conference: Wrestling with Peoplehood

April 10, 2016 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Details and tickets at Kaplancenter.org.  This conference aims to explore the extent to which "peoplehood," in its many variations, remains a concept of utility and significance to Jewish life. Join scholars and Jewish community leaders to explore the extent to which the concept of peoplehood, in...

Conference: Wrestling with Peoplehood
Apr Sun 10

Second Sunday Family Corner

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

Why is this Sunday different than all other Sundays? Join us for family-friendly activities celebrating freedom and the upcoming holiday of Passover! Explore the connections between the Museum’s story of freedom and the Passover story with our Haggadah-based Passover family guide. Engage in hands-...

Second Sunday
Apr Sun 10

JRA Monthly Food Distribution

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

2016-04-10--JRA Monthly Food Distribution 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...

Apr Sun 10

Community Zimriyah with Visiting Artist Sam Glaser

April 10, 2016 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Congregation Ohev Shalom
2 Chester Road
Wallingford, PA 19086

In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Congregation Ohev Shalom will be hosting Sam Glaser. Download flier: Delaware County Jewish Community Spring Concert Series - April, May, June 2016  

Apr Sun 10

Workshop: "Relational Judaism:Using the Power of Relationships to Transform the Jewish Community," with Dr. Ron Wolfson

April 10, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation
389 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355

Sponsored by: InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia, Kehillah of Chester County, and The Lasko Family Foundation; Co-sponsored by: Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, Kesher Israel Congregation, MAKOM KADOSH: The Jewish Fellowship of Chester County, Beth Israel of Chester County, Congregation B'nai Jacob,...

Relational Judaism - A Workshop with Dr. Ron Wolfson
Apr Sun 10

Celebrate Israel with Sam Glaser concert

April 10, 2016 4:00 PM
Beth Sholom Congregation
8231 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Celebrate Israel with Sam Glaser and area children's choirs, and with a special performance by Andrea and Hazzan Jeffrey Weber. Sam Glaser has performed over 1,000 concerts in Jewish communities around the globe and Beth Sholom is proud to present this joyful, up-on-your-feet, feel good experience...

Celebrate Israel with Sam Glaser
Apr Sun 10

Camp Ramah Chai Society Dinner

April 10, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
TBD Philadelphia, PA

This is a private dinner by invitation only for Chai Society Members of Camp Ramah in the Poconos and Ramah Day Camp. Location TBD.

Apr Mon 11

2016 AJC Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture

April 11, 2016 11:30 AM
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadephia, PA 19102

AJC Philadelphia Invites You to Attend The 2016 Murray Friedman Memorial Lecture Speaking Out for the Voiceless: Protecting the Human Rights of Religious Minorities Worldwide Keynote Address: Felice D. Gaer Director, AJC Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights Human rights...

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Apr Tue 12

10th Annual Gala Reception

April 12, 2016 6:00 PM
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Apr Tue 12

Aviva -- Israel Bonds Event

April 12, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
private home on the Main Line

Women's Division educational / outreach event

Apr Wed 13

Women of Vision Executive Committee Meeting

April 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
JFGP Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Women of Vision Executive Meeting

Apr Wed 13

4th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited

April 13, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
101 S Independence Mall E United States
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Inspired by the original 1969 Freedom Seder, where hundreds of people of all backgrounds gathered to explore and celebrate freedom in the context of the Civil Rights Movement, this communal event invites you to the Passover table for an evening of commemoration, stories, and a community exploration...

4th Annual Freedom Seder Revisited
Apr Wed 13

JBHA: Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting

April 13, 2016 7:30 PM
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Apr Thu 14

Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

April 14, 2016 3:30 PM
Gratz College Auditorium
7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park, PA 19027

Shusterman Distinguished Scholar Lecture

Apr Thu 14

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

April 14, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Thu 14

Joshua Society Event with Michael Smerconish

April 14, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Joshua Society Event Featuring Speaker Michael Smerconish Details TBD

Apr Thu 14

Renaissance Leadership Development Program

April 14, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Jewish Federation
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Fri 15

JFRE Executive Committee Meeting

April 15, 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, April 15, 8 - 9:30 am

Apr Sat 16

Josh Nelson Project

April 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Temple Sholom
55 North Church Lane
Broomall , PA 19008

Sponsored by Elyse and Daniel Endy and in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Temple Sholom will be hosting Josh Nelson* for a meet and greet, followed by a concert. The meet and greet cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m.. Doors open at 7...

Apr Sat 16

A Wing and a Prayer Screening

April 16, 2016 7:00 PM
Temple Beth Chaim
389 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355

At 7 p.m. Saturday April 16th, Temple Beth Chaim will host a special screening of the hit PBS documentary A Wing and a Prayer. This hour-long film tells the virtually unknown story of World War II aviators who risked their lives and freedom in 1948 to prevent what they viewed as an imminent second...

Apr Sun 17

KI--Pianist Wei Luo

April 17, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Rd.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

On Sunday, April 17, the amazing 17 year old pianist Wei Luo will perform at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.  Concert begins at 2 PM and is followed by a free post concert reception.  Adults: $20  Students through ag 23: FREE  8339 Old York Rd.  Elkins Park, PA 19027  Info at 215-887-8700

Pianist Wei Luo
Apr Mon 18

PJFF35 CineMondays Centerpiece Film: The People vs. Fritz Bauer

April 18, 2016 7:30 PM
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St,
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Philadelphia Premiere Date: Monday, April 18 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Kimmel Center for Performing Arts Director: Lars Kraume Genre: Narrative (based on a true story) Country: Germany Year: 2015 Running Time: 105 min Tickets must be purchased through the Kimmel Center (sale date TBA) Germany’s...

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Apr Tue 19

HIAS Pennsylvania's Golden Door Awards: REUNION

April 19, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
TBD Philadelphia, PA

HIAS Pennsylvania’s annual Golden Door Awards REUNION Remembering all those individuals whose lives we have touched: Holocaust survivors, Indochinese refugees, the post-soviet diaspora, today’s refugees from all over the world: They make HIAS Pennsylvania what we are today. Join us April 19, 2016....

Apr Tue 19

Prime Minister's Council Dinner

April 19, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Private Home Philadelphia, PA

Apr Thu 21

Campaign Cabinet Meeting -- Hold date

April 21, 2016 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Tentative Date for Campaign Cabinet Continuing Philanthropic Education Session April 21, 2016 Details TBD

Apr Fri 22
Apr Sat 23

Jewish Holiday -- Passover First Day & Second Seder at Sunset

April 23, 2016 6:00 AM

Jewish Holiday -- Passover First Day & Second Seder at Sunset

Apr Sun 24

Jewish Holiday -- Passover Second Day

April 24, 2016 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Apr Wed 27

Create a Jewish Legacy

April 27, 2016 1:45 PM
Jewish Community Services Building
2100 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Apr Thu 28
Apr Fri 29
Apr Sat 30

Jewish Holiday -- Eigth Day of Passover

April 30, 2016 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Friday, April 1, 2016