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PJFF’s CineMondays Through May 4

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PJFF’s spring series CineMondays is back! Join us for six incredible films on Monday nights throughout March, April, and May. Tickets are on sale now! View the full CineMondays lineup.


Brain Café on April 28 at 7 pm explores a Jewish Take on Counter-Terrorism & National Security

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Particularly in the post-9/11 age, governments are increasingly challenged to maintain national security and combat terrorism while upholding civil liberties and the rule of law. Our final Brain Café of the season will explore opposing views on domestic intelligence gathering, privacy rights, and the policy of targeted killing/drone strikes. Read more…

May 3 Sunday Brunch: Barber, Briselli and the Contentious Violin Concerto, Op. 14


Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto, Op. 14 is considered one of the composer’s signature works, but its nonperformance by Iso Briselli led to split camps and decades of controversy. Bringing together a Philadelphia business tycoon, a 20th century music master, and a Jewish immigrant who became a renowned violinist, our guest speakers will unravel this musical mystery with excerpts from concerto recordings, personal letters, and their intimate knowledge of this episode. Read more…

TextPloration: Ethical Dilemmas on Wednesdays 12-1 pm in April and May


This drop-in four-session series with Rabbi Lynnda Targan examines what it means to live a Jewish ethical life. We will analyze the ethical dilemmas that challenge us and force us to make critical decisions, despite competing values. Issues to be explored include sexuality, speech, hospitality and community, tz’dakah and social action. Read more…