Welcome to the Gershman Y


Friday, June 23: Early Bird discount deadline for Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Supporters

In its 36th season, the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (PJFF) presented the best Jewish independent cinema to a larger, more diverse audience than ever before. From our 36th Annual Fall Festival to the Spring 2017 CineMondays, we presented 40 films from 11 countries – almost all of them Philadelphia premieres – to more than 6,500 people. We can only do this with the help of generous friends like you. Please join our family of PJFF Sponsors and Supporters as we plan our 37th Anniversary Season, which begins November 4, 2017. Your support helps PJFF to achieve its goal of using the medium of film as a vehicle for perpetuating Jewish values, culture, and community. Please review the supporter levels and benefits HERE, and enjoy a 10% Early Bird discount if you sign up as a Supporter by June 23To enjoy even more benefits and go “behind the scenes” with special guests – including cast and crew members – take a look at our Sponsor levels and benefits

Thursday, July 13: Paint Night at the Gershman Y!

Tap into your artistic side at our paint night! Grab a brush, a drink, and create your own cityscape masterpiece to take home. The best part? We provide everything (including the wine)! No experience required. Paint Night will begin promptly at 7:00 PM, so we recommend getting there a bit early to grab your snacks and a drink! Rally some friends, make a date, and RSVP ASAP. You’ll bring home a unique artistic creation that can never be replicated. 

Through August 27: Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons exhibition in the Gershman Gallery

AmzeLynne Clibanoff’s cigar-box sized, beautifully finished three-dimensional rooms, often suffused with mysterious light, are paired with Amze Emmons’ magically/minimally realist images inspired by architectural illustration, cartoon language, and instruction manuals. Both are Philadelphia-based artists represented by the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery who share an interest in the depiction of space and in presenting their subjects in exquisite detail. Read more about the show HERE and read the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Edith Newhall’s take on her visit to the exhibition HERE.

Through August 27: “Urban Light” exhibition in collaboration with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

The Gershman Y is delighted to welcome the newest installment in a partnership with the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC). Stanley Muravchick’s collection of Philadelphia-centric photographs, entitled Urban Light, explores compelling visual dynamics found in our daily urban experiences. These colorful photos “capture the visual complexity of human activity naturally illuminated in the dense environment of a major urban setting,” writes Muravchick.  Read more about the exhibition HERE.