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Sunday, May 7: Bella Vista Art Crawl will visit the awesome 1241 Carpenter studios

1241 CarpenterJoin Gershman Y Executive Director Maxine Gaiber for a behind-the-scenes Art Crawl of Bella Vista/South Philadelphia that features visits to artist studios, including a tour of the studio of exhibiting artist Amze Emmons, and an end reception. Previous art crawls in Old City, Rittenhouse Square, and Society Hill have been huge hits – it’s a fabulous way to spend an afternoon – talking to artists, considering a wide array of artistic works, having a sip and a nibble at the end, and creating community based on the arts. Join us for this Gershman Y favorite and RSVP TODAY!

Through Monday, May 8: Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival’s CineMondays spring film series

PJFF CINEMONDAYS features six new feature films (and an Oscar-nominated short) that exemplify the best in Jewish International Cinema. From Israel’s 2016 box office sensation, our Opening Night film THE WOMEN’S BALCONY, and the Arab-Israeli knockout May 1st IN BETWEEN, to the Hungarian arthouse masterwork and Centerpiece Film 1945, and the inspirational FANNY’S JOURNEY (April 24th, Holocaust Remembrance Day) and Closing Night’s BIG SONIA at the Kimmel Center May 8th, you will love spending Monday evenings with PJFF this spring. PJFF is one of only a handful of Festivals in the world to offer filmgoers a sneak peek at Joseph Cedar’s highly-anticipated follow-up to Footnote. Films from Israel, the U.S., Hungary, and France, featuring narratives of female empowerment, inspired perseverance, community building, and Holocaust education, will move you. Consider the CineMondays lineup by clicking HERE.

Thursday, May 18: An Evening of Leonard Cohen honors the late great poet and musician

LeonardJoin us for an evening celebrating the artistic life of the multi-talented Leonard Cohen. This performance event will weave music, poetry, and spoken word together to create an unparalleled experience of this beloved artist. A special screening from the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, we’ll present LADIES AND GENTLEMEN… MR. LEONARD COHEN, a 44-minute gem from 1965 that captures Cohen’s prominence as a poet and novelist in Canada before he put out a single record. Afterwards, there will be readings of Cohen’s poetry from Philadelphia spoken word performers, light bites and libations, and performances from local bands, songwriters, and singers. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event – click HERE for more info about benefit levels. Tickets are already moving so get yours TODAY!