Upcoming Events

 

Feb
23
Thu
Separation of State and Synagogue? @ The Gershman Y
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Separation of State and Synagogue? @ The Gershman Y  | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

Led by Mark Raoul Molnar, Shaliach of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, this program will discuss the challenges and values of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Molnar will give a glimpse into the authority of the Rabbinical Court, the conflict regarding who is recognized as a Jew, and the relationships between the state and the different streams of Judaism.

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
16
Thu
Katz Conversation Series: “Culture Wars” @ The Gershman Y
Mar 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Katz Conversation Series: "Culture Wars" @ The Gershman Y | Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States

The present political moment has been compared to that of Germany in 1933. This two-part series will take a deeper look at aspects of Jewish politics in that time, asking what, if anything, truly resonates with the situation today. In both sessions, visiting scholars from the University of Pennsylvania’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies will talk about their areas of expertise with a thoughtful interlocutor and invite the audience to join the conversation.

CULTURE WARS
March 16 • RSVP HERE
Philipp von Wussow, Katz Center and Goethe University

The flourishing of intellectual, artistic, and scientific life during the Weimar period was accompanied by a new type of conflict, in which political issues were inextricably linked with claims about culture and religion. Jews and Judaism played a particular role in these “culture wars” on the eve of the Holocaust, and this conversation will explore those dynamics and ask what is different today.

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
23
Thu
Get Your Inside Story @ The Gershman Y
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Gershman Y and the Einstein Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases invite you to an educational event to “Get Your Inside Story.” Learn about preconceptions surrounding genetic screening and counseling and how these practices can help individuals, couples, and families have healthy children. Einstein Victor Center staff will also discuss the process of being screened and the impact of genetic diseases on those of Jewish descent.

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Mar
26
Sun
JIFF Tour of Beth Sholom Congregation @ Beth Sholom Congregation
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
JIFF Tour of Beth Sholom Congregation @ Beth Sholom Congregation | Pennsylvania | United States

Join JIFF for an excursion to Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park. Built by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, we’ll explore the stunning design and history of this “House of Peace.” The day begins with a brief film on the congregation and continues with an in-depth guided tour. Afterwards, attendees are free to explore Elkins Park on their own.

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.

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.