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Wednesday, Sept. 7: Retirement Income Solutions Series for Women begins Fall Session

Now in its third season at the Gershman Y, this series has been designed for women age 45 and older, so click here to learn how the series and coaching by Women’s Opportunities Resource Center (WORC) and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs (PICPA) will help you:

  • Identify income gaps and optionsretirementincome
  • Maximize social security benefits
  • Understand investing, insurance, and tax-deferred savings
  • Implement an action plan to supplement income

Sunday, Sept. 18: Old City Art Crawl

Jessica+Eldredge+studio+viewJoin Gershman Y Executive Director Maxine Gaiber for a spectacular art crawl of Old City that includes a behind-the-scenes visit to The Clay Studio’s workshops, private tours of galleries by their owners, a visit to an artist’s studio, and a reception at a private art collector’s home. More…

Monday, Sept. 19: SICHA – The Evolution of Jewish American Food



Nourish your soul and enjoy some nosh as we present a sicha (“conversation”) with authors Roger Horowitz and Ted Merwin! Horowitz, author of Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food, and Merwin, who wrote Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli, will discuss the integration of Jewish food into contemporary American cuisine. More…

In the Gershman Gallery through Nov. 18 – The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland by Marisa Scheinfeld

Borsct Belt image 1For much of the 20th century, the Borscht Belt was a thriving vacation destination, especially for American Jews, but the 1980s and ’90s brought rapid decline to the region. For the past five years, photographer and Borscht Belt native Marisa Scheinfeld has documented that decline through evocative large-scale images of empty hotels and resorts. This exhibition includes 16 such photographs, Borscht Belt memorabilia from her collection, and more…

In the Open Lens Gallery through Sept. 15 – Melancholigraphs by Geoffrey Ansel Agrons

ArtifactGeoffrey Ansel Agrons work is indebted to the intimate pictorialism of Alfred Stieglitz and the monumental images favored by Ansel Adams, while bridging technology of the 19th century and the present day. This is the first in a series of exhibitions at the Gershman Y featuring members of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. More…