Upcoming Events

 

Nov
21
Tue
Collage Workshop @ The Gershman Y
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Collage Workshop @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

In this hands-on workshop, learn the basics of collage and create your own masterpiece out of multiple images and mediums. Taking cues from our current exhibition, Anna Fine Foer: AnachroniCity, participants will learn how to use found imagery to produce a unique work of art as well as discuss image manipulation, application, and balance. Participants are encouraged to bring inspirational images for use in their personalized work! All materials included.

Nov
29
Wed
Jewish Journey Through Sound with Regina Shenderovich @ The Gershman Y
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jewish Journey Through Sound with Regina Shenderovich @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Pianist Regina Shenderovich returns to present her signature lecture and piano recital program. Continuing through the Jewish composer canon, Shenderovich will explore the lives and music of very talented but relatively unknown Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, older sister of the famous Felix, late 19th century Moritz Moszkowski and Aaron Copland, giant of the 20th century American music. Shenderovich earned her Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Leon Fleisher, and received her PhD from the University of Illinois.

Dec
6
Wed
JIFF Happy Hour @ TBD
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
JIFF Happy Hour @ TBD

Join the JIFF (Jewish Interactions for Forty/Fifty-Somethings) group for a casual after-work happy hour! On the first Wednesday of the month, we’ll gather at a local watering hole for drinks, conversation, and new connections.

Dec
10
Sun
The 15th Annual Latkepalooza @ The Gershman Y
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The 15th Annual Latkepalooza @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Our yearly culinary celebration of the potato pancake is back and better than ever! Featuring a selection of latkes with diverse flavors from Philadelphia’s top restaurants, local entertainment, hands-on activities and a few new surprises, this year’s Latkepalooza promises to be our best yet. This year’s event takes on a tasting menu format, with general admission including one latke ticket per vendor. Ages 2 – 12 receive a half sampling of latkes, ages under 2 a trio of latkes. Be sure to check our website for the delicious details and latest restaurant line-up!

Dec
24
Sun
The 9th Annual Moo Shu Jew Show @ Ocean Harbor Restaurant
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The 9th Annual Moo Shu Jew Show @ Ocean Harbor Restaurant | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Co-produced by famed comedian Cory Kahaney, the Gershman Y’s Moo Shu Jew Show returns for its 9th year. Guaranteed to fill your belly with laughs and plentiful Chinese fare, chow down on a multi-course meal in the heart of Chinatown and then wash it all down with a trio of performances from the nation’s best stand-up comedians. This year’s line-up features comedy favorites Moody McCarthyMarla Schultz, and Brad Zimmerman. Food is not kosher, vegetarian options available.

Jan
18
Thu
Opening Reception for Justin Kimball: Elegy @ The Gershman Y
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception for Justin Kimball: Elegy @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Justin Kimball has been photographing in small towns in New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Ohio brought to the brink of obsolescence by the recent financial downturn, capturing their streets, residents, and landscapes. While imbued with social and political subtext, Kimball’s images carry a broader significance. In his depiction of communities faced with hardship, Kimball examines the persistence of hope and the concept of what it means to be human in our modern world. His photographs document a growing portion of the American landscape.

Feb
13
Tue
Kneading Kindness in Philly @ The Gershman Y
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Kneading Kindness in Philly @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

What do pizza and kindness have in common? Join Repair the World: Philadelphia for the local launch of BKind, an innovative Israeli social enterprise, and an evening with Philly’s “pay it forward” pizza restaurant, Rosa’s Fresh Pizza. Learn about the exponential capacity of kindness through pizza that feeds the homeless, and start your own chain of kind acts. This program is 100% FREE!

Feb
15
Thu
PJFF Special Advanced Screening: FOXTROT @ The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
PJFF Special Advanced Screening: FOXTROT @ The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Samuel Maoz’s critically acclaimed, award-winning drama follows the lives of a grieving Tel Aviv couple after they are told that their son was killed in the line of duty. Starring Lior Ashkenazi (NormanFootnote) and Sarah Adler (The CakemakerAya), Foxtrot is a powerful rumination of the lunacy of war. With devastatingly beautiful performances and stunning cinematography, Foxtrot took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, reaped eight Ophir Awards at Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards, and most recently has been shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 2018 Oscars.

Exclusive Sneak Preview/Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 

Director: Samuel Maoz
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 1 hr 48 min
Language: In Hebrew with English subtitles 

Rated R for some sexual content including graphic images, and brief drug use

For Fans of: Art cinema, family dramas, foreign cinema, Israeli cinema, Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, war films

Official Selection: AFI Fest | Haifa International Film Festival | London Film Festival | Palm Springs International Film Festival | Sundance Film Festival | Telluride Film Festival | Toronto International Film Festival | Venice Film Festival | Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Awards: Israel’s 2017 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film | National Board of Review for Best Foreign Language Film | Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Music, and Best Sound at Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards | Arca CinemaGiovani Award – Best Film, SIGNIS Award – Honorable Mention, and Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

Top 10 Lists of 2017: Entertainment Weekly | The Film Stage | IndieWire | Los Angeles Times | San Francisco Examiner | Screen Daily

Reviews: “[A] profoundly humane Israeli import [that] upends your expectations at every turn.” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly)

“No matter what you’re expecting, “Foxtrot” is not the film you expect it to be. It’s better.” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

“Urgent and witty. A compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness.” (Xan Brooks, The Guardian)

“Bold modernist cinema at its most harrowing.” (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

“Fascinating. Funny and beautiful, truly profound.” (Jordan Hoffman, Variety)

Mar
8
Thu
Dancing with a Yiddish Accent: Yiddish Dance 101 @ The Gershman Y
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dancing with a Yiddish Accent: Yiddish Dance 101 @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

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.

YIDDISH DANCE 101 • March 8 • This introduction class features lessons on how to dance to klezmer music, focusing on basic styling of the improvisational Freylekhs and Khosidl, and other essential repertoire, including the Bulgar and Zhok.

Read more about the series by clicking HERE!

Mar
14
Wed
Lunch and Learn: The Invisible Harry Gold @ The Gershman Y
Mar 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn: The Invisible Harry Gold @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Pack your lunch and join us for our lecture series that explores cultural and historical moments through the Jewish lens. 

THE INVISIBLE HARRY GOLD • March 14

In the history of Soviet espionage in the United States, few people figure more crucially than Harry Gold. Gold, born in Switzerland and of Russian-Jewish parentage, spied for the Soviets from 1935 to 1950, and is literally the man who handed the USSR the plans for the atom bomb. Allen M. Hornblum, local author and historian, recounts the life of this little known Philadelphia industrial chemist, whom at one time was the subject of the most intensive public manhunt in the history of the FBI and helped the FBI discover the Rosenberg spy ring. The Invisible Harry Gold, Allen M. Hornblum’s written work of Harry Gold’s life, will be available for purchase. RSVP HERE!