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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. 

NEWS: The Gershman Y is refocusing to become the Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

The Gershman Y announces an adapting of its vision and mission to focus on film and film related programs, accompanied by a formal name change to Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF).  GPJFF will present film and film related programs that appeal to diverse communities and encourage understanding across racial, economic, and religious divides.  Recognized as Philadelphia’s destination for the best Jewish independent cinema from around the world, GPJFF’s Fall Fest is scheduled for November 3-18, 2018The second longest running series of its kind in the United States and Philadelphia’s first film festival, GPJFF aims to use film as a vehicle for exploring Jewish values, culture, and community.  In its 37-year history, the critically-acclaimed GPJFF has presented over 500 international films that highlight the diversity and commonality of the human experience, bringing together audiences with different perspectives and ideologies to explore universal themes and values that deepen our understanding of ourselves and society at large. Read more HERE!