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


'Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew' 
Wednesday, May 1 | 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. 
Har Zion Temple

Lean into your discomfort during this thought-provoking conversation with two voices of our generation and co-authors of the upcoming book "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Jew": New York Times bestselling authors Noa Tishby and Emmanuel Acho, former Eagles’ player. To register, click here


60th Annual Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony 
Sunday, May 5 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza

For six decades, Greater Philadelphia has shown up each year to say Never Again at our Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony to observe Yom HaShoah. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Jewish Community Relations Council  invites you to join our 60th annual ceremony as part of this vital tradition to ensure that we Never Forget about the six million Jews who perished in the Shoah and that we continue to honor the survivors living in our communities. The ceremony will include candle lighting, music and prayers. To register, click here


Sholem Asch's The Dead Man
Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 
Various times and locations

Join for a rendition of Sholem Asch's "The Dean Man" with an exciting new translation by Caraid O'Brien.  Hear the tale of a community at the end of a war. They have seen violence and death, are unsure who remains and who is gone, and have nothing to cling to but a vague sense of a better future. Then a young soldier – thought lost in the war – returns from the front, offering to take them all to a new world that sounds almost too good to be true. Will they go where there is no suffering or pain and everyone worships as they wish to in peace? Or will they confront the world as it is and try to rebuild? The Dead Man is a poetic tale that is both an elegy for the dead and a cry of hope for the living. To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.


Women of Vision Spring Event
Tuesday, May 21 | 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

Women of Vision is celebrating 30 years of advancement and empowerment of self-identifying women and girls. Join us at our signature event as we commemorate this milestone anniversary while continuing to explore our theme of “Understanding Equity,” featuring bestselling author and activist Jennifer Weiner. To register, click here.


Special Mention

Shavuot: A Community Night of Jewish Learning Call for Programs

The Center City Kehillah and co-presenting organizations are hosting the annual Philadelphia Shavuot Community Night of Jewish Learning from Tuesday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 12 at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History. This community-wide celebration provides an opportunity to share your expertise and passion for Judaism with a wide audience. We welcome a variety of session proposals for every level of Jewish Learning and on wide-ranging topics of interest to our broad and diverse community. We also encourage different modalities - not everything needs to be a text study! Please submit all programs by Wednesday, May 15. To learn more and submit your program, click here


Apply for the 2024 - 2025 Diller Teen Fellowship 

Each year, an exceptional group of Jewish 10 and 11 graders are selected to participate in the shared experience of Diller Teen Fellows, a program designed to cultivate and connect an emerging generation of leaders in 32 communities around the world. The program is a commitment for the entire Fellowship year and includes a partnership model, which pairs each Diller community outside of Israel with a community in Israel. Most programming takes place in your local community and culminates with a three-week seminar in Israel in July for all Fellows. Applications close Sunday, May 19.  To learn more and apply, click here



The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah initiative works to foster vibrant Jewish communities. You can learn more about the Center City Kehillah by visiting jewishphilly.org/centercity or by contacting Community Engagement Specialist Noah Schoenberg at nschoenberg@jewishphilly.org.