Upcoming Events

 

Mar
29
Wed
Actively Aging Series: Fun With Memory Games @ The Gershman Y
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Actively Aging Series: Fun With Memory Games @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Gershman Y’s Actively Aging Series features lectures and conversations on current topics that focus on engaging participants with the aging process. Aimed at audiences over 50 but open to all, this series highlights the triumphs and challenges of aging in our current culture. All sessions are facilitated by David Rosenberg, President, Senior Care Advisors, and Mindy Mozenter, Director of Community Outreach, Home Instead Senior Care of Philadelphia. Sign up for all three sessions and save $5 – RSVP HERE!

FUN WITH MEMORY GAMES
March 29 • RSVP HERE
Fun with Memory Games is an interactive program to help participants exercise their brains and also teach games that can be easily practiced at home.

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
6
Thu
Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem with author George Prochnik @ The Gershman Y
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem with author George Prochnik @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

In his new work, Stranger in a Strange Land, George Prochnik revisits the life and work of Gershom Scholem, the highly regarded founder of the modern study of Kabbalah. Prochnik vividly brings to life Scholem’s beginnings in Berlin, his friendship with Walter Benjamin, critic and philosopher, and his frustrations with the ideology of Germany during the First World War.

At this talk, Prochnik will share Scholem’s life as well as how his own years in Israel brought him to question the traditional intellectual and theological constructs of Jerusalem, leading him to rediscover the city as a physical place and beyond. Stranger in a Strange Land: Searching for Gershom Scholem and Jerusalem will also be available for purchase.

Apr
19
Wed
Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Have you always been interested in learning the Yiddish language but don’t know where to start? Instructed by Sarita Gocial, join us for this six-part Yiddish 101 class that will lead participants though the basics of the language, such as letters, numbers, and phrases.

April 19 – RSVP HERE
April 26 – RSVP HERE
May 3 – RSVP HERE
May 10 – RSVP HERE
May 17 – RSVP HERE
May 24 – RSVP HERE

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
26
Wed
Actively Aging Series: Get It Together – Strategies to Get More Organized and Work Your Memory @ The Gershman Y
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Actively Aging Series: Get It Together - Strategies to Get More Organized and Work Your Memory @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The Gershman Y’s Actively Aging Series features lectures and conversations on current topics that focus on engaging participants with the aging process. Aimed at audiences over 50 but open to all, this series highlights the triumphs and challenges of aging in our current culture. All sessions are facilitated by David Rosenberg, President, Senior Care Advisors, and Mindy Mozenter, Director of Community Outreach, Home Instead Senior Care of Philadelphia. Sign up for all three sessions and save $5 – RSVP HERE!

GET IT TOGETHER: STRATEGIES TO GET MORE ORGANIZED AND WORK YOUR MEMORY
April 26 • RSVP HERE
Have you ever misplaced your keys and spent an hour looking for them? Or forgotten what the doctor told you after your appointment? This interactive program will explore about why we forget things and provide strategies to help you remember and get organized.

Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Have you always been interested in learning the Yiddish language but don’t know where to start? Instructed by Sarita Gocial, join us for this six-part Yiddish 101 class that will lead participants though the basics of the language, such as letters, numbers, and phrases.

April 19 – RSVP HERE
April 26 – RSVP HERE
May 3 – RSVP HERE
May 10 – RSVP HERE
May 17 – RSVP HERE
May 24 – RSVP HERE

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
3
Wed
Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yiddish 101 @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Have you always been interested in learning the Yiddish language but don’t know where to start? Instructed by Sarita Gocial, join us for this six-part Yiddish 101 class that will lead participants though the basics of the language, such as letters, numbers, and phrases.

April 19 – RSVP HERE
April 26 – RSVP HERE
May 3 – RSVP HERE
May 10 – RSVP HERE
May 17 – RSVP HERE
May 24 – RSVP HERE