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The upcoming months are full for the Jewish Federation's Bucks County Kehillah — be sure to save the date!


Antisemitism Program 
Sunday, March 3 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Kol Emet

The Kol Emet Tikkun Olam Committee presents a program on Anti-Semitism, featuring guest speakers Jason Holtzman, JCRC Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and Beth Gellman-Beer, Esq., Regional Director of the Philadelphia Office of the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. To register, click here


Unite by Light, a Candle Lighting Event 
Wednesday, March 6 | 6:30 p.m. 
Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center

Join together with other women to share in an evening that will ignite you! This program is $18 per person. To register, email cafeconnect@bensalemoutreach.org


Theatre Ariel Presents: "What's Wrong With This Picture?"
Saturday, March 9 | Main Line Reform Temple
Saturday, March 10 | 7:00 p.m. at Private Home
Saturday, March 16 | 8:00 p.m. at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
Saturday, March 17 | 2:00 p.m. Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El

The dead are meant to stay buried – aren’t they? Shiva is over, but Mort and his son Artie are still mourning the loss of wife and mother Shirley when a seeming miracle jolts them from their grief. But the miracle comes with its own complications, which they try to navigate in the most unexpected of ways. A dark comedy about death that is nonetheless filled with life. Check out the play the New York Post called "a delightfully intriguing mish-mash of realism and fantasy in which to wander," presented in Theatre Ariel signature Salon reading style. For tickets, click here.


Pre-Purim JRA Food Distribution & Kehillah Purim Palooza
Sunday, March 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
JRA Warehouse

Volunteer with the Jewish Federation’s Northeast Kehillah at JRA and participate in a mitzvah! Wear a costume and eat some delicious hamantaschen. From 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., join JRA Juniors for ages 10 and under to pack boxes and enjoy stories and crafts. Starting at 10:00 a.m., packing for ages 10 and older will begin. Advanced registration is required by Sunday, March 10. Walk-ins will not be accepted. To register, click here and select the Northeast Kehillah group when prompted.


Antisemitism on College Campuses
Sunday, March 17 | 10:00 a.m.  
Congregation Brothers of Israel or Virtual

Rabbi Misha Clebaner from UPenn Hillel will speak on how they are supporting Jewish students. There will also be interviews from college students of Congregation Brothers of Israel families and parents will react to their children's experiences on campus since October 7th, 2023. To register in person, click here. To register virtually, click here.


Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD)
Wednesday, February 28 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jewish Federations, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies present the 14th Annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day. Come together for a program of education, advocacy, empowerment, and impact and hear from elected officials, community members, and peers. To register, click here.


Every Sunday to Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI): Daily webinars sponsored by Jewish Federations and the Jewish Agency are offered. A rotating team of analysts of Israeli military affairs, the US-Israel relationship, Israel’s political system, and the country’s diverse society will speak. No registration is required. Join here.


Bucks County Biennial Jewish Festival
Sunday, June 9 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bucks County Community College (Linkzs Building)

Join us for our FREE biennial Bucks County Jewish Festival! Bring your whole family, friends and neighbors for a day of fun, featuring food, music, kids activities, crafts, a silent auction and so much more. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. The festival will be largely outdoors (weather permitting) with some indoor activities. Advance registration closes on Friday, June 7, 2024 at noon. To register, click here

For more information on becoming a vendor or to volunteer, contact Carrie Matez at buckscounty@jewishphilly.org.


Special Mention

Apply for Camp Scholarships and Grants

The Jewish Federation offers One Happy Camper grants of up to $1,000 to families with children attending nonprofit Jewish overnight camps for the first time. Not based on financial need, the Jewish Federation directly distributes these grants to families with the goal of creating new experiences to cultivate their identities while participating in the Jewish community.

In addition, the Jewish Federation offers financial aid to reduce barriers for families to send their children to camp. Camps receive this funding to distribute to their campers in need. Scholarships are eligible for in-state Jewish day and overnight camps and for families of low to moderate income. To learn more, click here



The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah initiative works to foster vibrant Jewish communities. You can learn more about Bucks County Kehillah by visiting jewishphilly.org/bucks-county or by contacting Community Engagement Specialist Carrie Matez at buckscounty@jewishphilly.org.