Upcoming Events

 

Apr
25
Wed
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: 2,000 Years of Jewish History Through Synagogue Architecture @ The Gershman Y
Apr 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: 2,000 Years of Jewish History Through Synagogue Architecture @ 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. 

2,000 YEARS OF JEWISH HISTORY THROUGH SYNAGOGUE ARCHITECTURE • April 24

Throughout the history of the Jewish people, synagogue architecture has varied over the centuries since the destruction of the Temple and the Jewish diaspora. Ironically, synagogues lacked a defined architectural style until 1959 when famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Beth Sholom Congregation in suburban Philadelphia. Barbara Cohen, ASID, President of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, will trace the history of the Jewish people through the architecture of synagogues and discuss the many stylistic adaptations synagogues adopted in relation to the place, time, and world events during construction. RSVP HERE!

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May
16
Wed
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Jews and the 1936 and 1972 Olympics @ The Gershman Y
May 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Learn Lecture Series: Jews and the 1936 and 1972 Olympics @ 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. 

JEWS AND THE 1936 AND 1972 OLYMPICS • May 16

The 1936 and 1972 Olympics held in Germany were rife with social and political struggles. For the Jewish people and athletes, the plague of anti-Semitism, death and destruction created a conflict of emotions — fear, pride, shame, and more. William Rosenberg, PhD, Professor of Political Science at Drexel University, will compare and contrast both German Olympic Games and the lasting impact that these events had on the Jewish people and the greater world. RSVP HERE!

Read more about the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series by clicking HERE!