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Wednesday, October 18: The Word Mavens present a Lunch and Learn Lecture, The Whole Spiel

Local Philadelphia authors Joyce Eisenbergand Ellen Scolnic, better known as the Word Mavens, share their enlightening anecdotes gathered from living a modern Jewish life. As highlighted in their latest book, The Whole Spiel, the Word Mavens will discuss everything from bubkes to schnorrers, and everything in between. If you call it a mechayeh when you take off your Spanx, or if you say, “I’ve got to wipe the shmutz off these glasses,” and if you stock the refrigerator with all their favorite foods when the kids come home… this hilarious program is for you. RSVP TODAY!

Wednesday, October 18: Join us in Demystifying Kabbalah and Meditation

Join Rabbi Sigal Brier, an international mystic and a scholar, for an interactive evening of demystifying, learning, and meditation. She will share about Kabbalah and guide a healing mindful meditation for ease and contentment. Rabbi Sigal Brier, an inspirational teacher and spiritual mentor, is an Israeli American who is known for her deep knowledge of mysticism. She has published scholarly articles and has been featured on NPR, CBS, and TED. All levels are welcome. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary. RSVP TODAY!

Thursday, October 19: Opening Reception for Contemporary Cartographers: Leonardo Drew, Nicola López, Alex Kirillov 

Nicola López, “Air”

The featured artists’ cartographical interpretations displace the perceptions of their surroundings and create an alternative mapping to urban and organic scenery. Encouraging the viewer to look beyond geographic representations, these artists have reconfigured their environment to evoke a visceral sense of place. Featured artists Leonardo DrewNicola López, and Alex Kirillov — their work is on display in the Open Lens Gallery through January 8, 2018 — read more about the exhibition and the artists by clicking HERE. Or just go ahead and RSVP to the FREE Opening Reception on October 19th by clicking HERE

Through December 15: Anna Fine Foer’s AnachroniCity in the Gershman Gallery

“Broad Street Meets Bauhaus”

Artist Anna Fine Foer will show her complex collages in the Gershman Gallery of the Gershman Y this fall, opening September 14, 2017 and closing December 15, 2017. While the topics of her works range far and wide from science and games to terrorism, she has created a special works specifically for this exhibition with the subject of the architecture of Philadelphia. In her Broad Street Meets Bauhaus work, she emphasizes John Haviland’s classically-designed Pennsylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, which became the Philadelphia College of Art, and is now Hamilton Hall the University of Arts. Works in the exhibition include, among others, En Cherchant Pokemon sur la Promenade des Anglais (Searching for Pokemon)A Space Elevator for TintinEntangled ParticlesBenjamin Franklin Bridge, and Einstein Thought Experiment in Central Park. Read more about the exhibition HERE!