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Mondays through May: The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s spring cinema series, CineMondays!

Tickets for PJFF CineMondays 2018 are now on sale! The final 37th Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival year will begin with GI JEWS: JEWISH AMERICAN IN WORLD WAR II on Monday, April 9 at the Prince Theater and close with not one but TWO screenings of HEADING HOME: THE TALE OF TEAM ISRAEL on Monday, May 14 at the National Museum of American Jewish History. To browse through the CineMondays 2018 lineup, click HERE. To purchase a CineMondays 2018 All-Access Pass (which includes a 10% discount!), click HERE. To download a digital copy of the CineMondays program guide, click HERE (or at right). Don’t miss these incredible films with top-notch guests for post-screening discussions and talk-backs. 

Sunday, April 15: Bagel Bites with Martin Goodman and A History of Judaism

Join us as local authors serve up a bite of their new works while enjoying a bagel brunch! Judaism is one of the oldest religions in the world, and it has preserved its distinctive identity despite the extraordinarily diverse forms and beliefs it has embodied over the course of more than three millennia. A History of Judaism provides the first truly comprehensive look in one volume at how this great religion came to be, how it has evolved from one age to the next, and how its various strains, sects, and traditions have related to each other. Read more about author Martin Goodman by clicking HERE, and to RSVP click HERE!

Sunday, April 15: The Jewish Farm School will help us have some Fun with Fermentation! 

Join the Jewish Farm School for this hands-on fermentation workshop and learn how to preserve your harvest while unlocking nutrients, adding flavor, and tapping into Jewish cultural food ways. Together we’ll make a basic sauerkraut and some more innovative ferments, and explore the role fermented foods have played in Jewish communities around the globe. Presented in partnership with Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. RSVP TODAY!

Through May: Dancing with a Yiddish Accent, taught by Klezmer dance expert Steven Lee Weintraub

The Gershman Y is excited to present a new three part dance series featuring Yiddish Dance master Steven Lee Weintraub! The series will introduce participants to a number of Yiddish dance concepts, stylings, and vocabulary and have you moving in no time! No dance experience required. Read more about each session by clicking HERE. Coming up next is Go Figure on April 19 and The Yiddish Ballroom on May 17.