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Feb. 9: Choose the Best New Jewish Play

JIFF (Jewish Interactions for Forty/Fifty-somethings) is the Gershman Y’s fast growing community for Jewish men and women in their 40s and 50s to build and deepen connections – social, personal, and/or professional. On February 9, we provide the wine and cheese, Jewish Plays Project (JPP) Artistic Director David Winitsky leads a review of finalists in the internationally renowned JPP Playwriting Contest, and you get to choose the Philadelphia winner! Read more…


Perna

Feb. 10: Playing For Life

This new weekly series has been designed especially for older adults who want to sustain or strengthen memory and cognition, to socialize, and to have fun! Created by playwright, director, and actor Jerry Perna, Playing For Life uses reminiscence, storytelling, improvisational theater, script reading, creative writing, games, and humor to engage participants in activities that have been shown to improve cognition and attitude.
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Liz-EbsteinFeb. 11: Opening Reception With Alex Ebstein & Liz Donadio

Join us at the Gershman Y on February 11 for the opening of two exciting exhibitions in our Gershman and Open Lens galleries! We will be joined by artists Alex Ebstein and Liz Donadio and curator J. Susan Isaacs.
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raceinamericaFeb. 16: Dream Interrupted – Race In America Then & Now

Half a century after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in the last year of a two-term African-American president’s administration, racism continues across the U.S. in various forms, as demonstrated most visibly but not exclusively by numerous police shootings of young African-Americans. Join us for a frank and important discussion with four distinguished panelists from the religious, academic, legal, and broadcast journalism spheres.
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