Whether you're a lifelong Philadelphian or new in town, there are so many ways for young families to live Jewishly in the City of Brotherly Love! Check out our top ten ways to find community, explore your heritage and—most importantly—have fun with your kids!
1) Calling all bookworms (and people who like freebies)! Sign up for PJLibrary and receive free Jewish children's books every month.
2) Seeking kid-friendly holiday and Shabbat programming? Check out jkidphilly for age-appropriate and fun festivities to help you connect with other Jewish families.
3) If you're raising an interfaith family, read up on 18Doors and the resources they offer. This Jewish Federation-supported organization empowers interfaith families (and couples without kids!) to engage in Jewish life.
4) Give your kids a storybook summer at one of our region's amazing Jewish camp. Check out our guide to finding the perfect camp for your kids — and look into the scholarships we offer, too.
5) Plan for autumn by looking into the region’s Jewish Day Schools.
6) Philly is a city of neighborhoods, so find your local kehillah (Jewish community organization) on Facebook and get involved:
Kehillah of Old York Road
Bucks County Kehillah
Kehillah of Chester County
Kehillah of Delaware County
Kehillah of Bux-Mont
Center City Kehillah
Northeast Jewish Life
Kehillah of Lower Merion
7) Got a budding David Beckham (he's Jewish!) in your family? Check out the Kehillah soccer league! The season starts in September, and registration is open now.
8) Philly also has incredible family-friendly musicians with a Jewish slant. Check out a music class or concert with Music Monkey Jungle or Mama Mac.
9) If you're new in town, learn more about the Jewish community in your neighborhood with Community Portrait, our population study. Conducted every ten years, it's an exhaustive overview of the region's Jewish communities.
10) Make a $36 gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia to support the Jewish community, and join our mailing list where you’ll be the first to receive updates and invites to holiday celebrations and other events.