Upcoming Events

 

Mar
1
Wed
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: “Art and the Holocaust” @ The Gershman Y
Mar 1 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: "Art and the Holocaust" @ The Gershman Y  | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Pack your lunch and join us for our Lunch and Learn Lecture Series! Presented by local scholars, this series explores a variety of subjects and historical moments through a Jewish lens. Take a mid-day break and discover facts unknown! Sign up for all three sessions and save $5 – RSVP HERE!

ART AND THE HOLOCAUST
March 1 • RSVP HERE
Art, in all its forms, is often born out of tumultuous times. Rabbi Lance J. Sussman, PhD, and his colleague Joan Myerson Shrager, MEd, lecture on art created during and directly influenced by the Holocaust. Traveling the timeline of this horrific event, Rabbi Sussman will reveal the beauty that comes from chaos.

Mar
20
Mon
CineMondays Opening Night
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
CineMondays Opening Night

March – May 2017
March 20 • March 27 • April 3
April 24 • May 1 • May 8

On Monday, March 20, join the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for Opening Night of our popular Monday night film series! From the Oscar Award-winning film IDA to the PJFF audience favorite CLOSED SEASON, to last season’s most talked about documentary, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, the tradition of world-class spring screenings continues with PJFF’s 2017 CineMondays lineup, featuring some of the top Jewish independent films of the year!

Check PJFF.org for the full CineMondays lineup.

Mar
22
Wed
Where We Find Ourselves Opening Reception @ The Gershman Y
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Curated by Jordan Rockford
In the Open Lens Gallery:
March 15 – May 12
Free and open to the public: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22 • 5:30-7:30 PM
Free • Registration required • RSVP HERE

Where We Find Ourselves is an exhibition that explores the at-times unexpected ways in which queerness intersects with the everyday and how queer individuals see themselves in the mirror of mainstream culture, often through inference and interpretation. The exhibition includes works from Adrian Chesser & Steven Miller, Kelli Connell, Zackary Drucker & Amos Mac, Chitra Ganesh, Jamil Hellu, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Brice Peterson, Tuesday Smillie, Chad States, Lorenzo Triburgo and Jonathan VanDyke.

“Where We Find Ourselves” originated at the Penn State Abington Art Gallery and is presented in the Open Lens Gallery by the University of the Arts, through support from its LGBTQ Committee and Office of Enrollment Management.

Mar
27
Mon
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

March – May 2017
March 20 • March 27 • April 3 • April 24 • May 1 • May 8

On Monday, March 20, join the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for Opening Night of our popular Monday night film series! From the Oscar Award-winning film IDA to the PJFF audience favorite CLOSED SEASON, to last season’s most talked about documentary, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, the tradition of world-class spring screenings continues with PJFF’s 2017 CineMondays lineup, featuring some of the top Jewish independent films of the year!

Check PJFF.org for the full CineMondays lineup.

Apr
3
Mon
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

March – May 2017
March 20 • March 27 • April 3 • April 24 • May 1 • May 8

On Monday, March 20, join the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for Opening Night of our popular Monday night film series! From the Oscar Award-winning film IDA to the PJFF audience favorite CLOSED SEASON, to last season’s most talked about documentary, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, the tradition of world-class spring screenings continues with PJFF’s 2017 CineMondays lineup, featuring some of the top Jewish independent films of the year!

Check PJFF.org for the full CineMondays lineup.

Apr
5
Wed
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Israeli Culture through Commercials @ The Gershman Y
Apr 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Israeli Culture through Commercials @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Pack your lunch and join us for our Lunch and Learn Lecture Series! Presented by local scholars, this series explores a variety of subjects and historical moments through a Jewish lens. Take a mid-day break and discover facts unknown!

ISRAELI CULTURE THROUGH COMMERCIALS
April 5 • RSVP HERE
Modern imagery permeates our everyday life through mass media all across the globe. Mark Raoul Molnar, Shaliach of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, will examine what can be learned about Israeli society just from commercials. Screening 30 to 40 Israeli television commercials, Molnar will tune in on what can be discovered, and what cannot, about our world through advertisements.

Apr
24
Mon
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CineMondays @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

March – May 2017
March 20 • March 27 • April 3 • April 24 • May 1 • May 8

On Monday, March 20, join the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for Opening Night of our popular Monday night film series! From the Oscar Award-winning film IDA to the PJFF audience favorite CLOSED SEASON, to last season’s most talked about documentary, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, the tradition of world-class spring screenings continues with PJFF’s 2017 CineMondays lineup, featuring some of the top Jewish independent films of the year!

Check PJFF.org for the full CineMondays lineup.

Apr
27
Thu
Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons Opening Reception @ The Gershman Y
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons Opening Reception @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

In the Gershman Gallery:
April 27 – August 27
Free and open to the public: Monday-Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday, 9 AM-2 PM

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 27 • 5:30-7:30 PM
Free • Registration required • RSVP HERE

Lynne Clibanoff’s cigar-box sized, beautifully finished three-dimensional rooms, often suffused with mysterious light, are paired with Amze Emmons’ magically/minimally realist images inspired by architectural illustration, cartoon language, and instruction manuals. Both are Philadelphia-based artists represented by the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery who share an interest in the depiction of space and in presenting their subjects in exquisite detail.

May
1
Mon
CineMondays
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
CineMondays

March – May 2017
March 20 • March 27 • April 3 • April 24 • May 1 • May 8

On Monday, March 20, join the Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival for Opening Night of our popular Monday night film series! From the Oscar Award-winning film IDA to the PJFF audience favorite CLOSED SEASON, to last season’s most talked about documentary, PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW, the tradition of world-class spring screenings continues with PJFF’s 2017 CineMondays lineup, featuring some of the top Jewish independent films of the year!

Check PJFF.org for the full CineMondays lineup.

May
7
Sun
Art Crawl: Bella Vista
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Art Crawl: Bella Vista

Join 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.