The month of February is full of Jewish Federation events — be sure to save the date!
Old York Road Kehillah Community Purim Carnival
March 5, 2023
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Families with Preschool Children
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. | General Admission
8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Join your Old York Road Jewish community for a Purim carnival that the entire family will love! Enjoy, hamantaschen, prizes, inflatable obstacle courses, slides and more. To register, click here.
Purim Fest ‘23
Sunday, March 5 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Lower Merion Kehillah and community partners for Purim games, prizes, crafts and more! $36 per family, light refreshments included. To register, click here.
Purim Block Party
March 7, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine
Join Center City Kehillah, Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel and other community partners for a Purim carnival featuring DJ Aluminum, Dr. Dani Dancepants, Drag Queen Storytime, face painting and more! Wristbands are available for $10 to enjoy an all-inclusive experience. To learn more, contact Max Moline.
NextGen Happy Hour
March 9, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Kite & Key
Join NextGen and other young, Jewish professionals for a relaxed evening at Kite & Key – the first round is on us! To register, click here.
JCRC Web Series with David Horovitz
March 13, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join JCRC for an online briefing with David Horovitz, Founding Editor of the online newspaper The Times of Israel. Horovitz will provide updates about the latest events happening in Israel and the Middle East. There will be time for live Q&A. To register, click here.
Women’s History Month: Jewish Women of Color and Their Struggle to be Heard
March 16, 2023 | 7:00 p.m.
Join the Jewish Federation’s JCRC for an important discussion with two prominent Jewish women of color. Activist and writer Amy Albertson, a Chinese-American Jewish activist and fashion designer Elisheva Rishon, a Black Orthodox Jew, will talk about their experiences as women of color in the Jewish community, influencers on social media, and challenges that they face as women on and off of social media. To register, click here.
Beit T’Shuva Freedom Song
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Main Line Reform Temple
Join the Lower Merion Kehillah and community partners for a powerful theater production that tackles addiction in the Jewish community. An estranged, drug-addicted sister shows up at Passover Seder – what could go wrong? This is the set-up for Freedom Song, a touring musical born out of a Jewish rehab. To register, click here.
The Birth of Modern Hebrew
March 26, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Old York Road Temple – Beth Am or Virtual
Join Old York Kehillah for lunch and learn about the rebirth of Modern Hebrew from Dr. Zach Kassutto, the great-grandson of famed Jewish linguist Eliezer Ben-Yehuda. Ben-Yehuda was the force behind revitalizing Hebrew. This program will have virtual and in-person options. To register in-person, click here. To register virtually, click here.
LIFE & LEGACY: Introduction to the Program
March 29, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Learn about how the LIFE & LEGACY® initiative can help build your organization’s endowment. In partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is launching a results-oriented endowment-building program that equips Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders in the Greater Philadelphia area with the skills, knowledge, and plans to incorporate legacy giving into their philanthropic culture. While applications are set to open soon, we hope that you will join us for a virtual information session to find out more about this exciting and valuable initiative. To register, click here.
Israel 75: Community Mitzvah Day
April 23, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Bring family and friends out for a day of good deeds and giving back in honor of Israel. Hands-on volunteer projects are offered by organizations across Greater Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s neighborhood Kehillot. Check out the below activities, with options open for all ages! Advance registration closes on April 14. To register, click here.
Israel 75: Shabbat Gatherings
April 23, 2023 | 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Celebrate Shabbat around Greater Philadelphia with your family, friends and community. Jewish organizations and groups, schools, congregations, and individuals are encouraged to come together for Shabbat Gatherings in honor of Israel 75. We have opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds.
You can participate in one of the following three ways:
- Attend a Community Shabbat Experience
- Join a Young Adult Shabbat Gathering
- Host a Private Shabbat Gathering
Wednesday, April 26 | 8:00 p.m.
Verizon Hall on the Kimmel Cultural Campus
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, "Sing Hallelujah" returns for the fourth time on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. This year’s program will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the State of Israel and feature singer, songwriter, and humanitarian, Noa. Noa will perform alongside congregational and community choirs from synagogues throughout the Delaware Valley, presenting 175 singers! Cantor David F. Tilman will lead the assembled choirs in music highlighting 75 years of Jewish musical tradition. Use code ISRAEL75 for 15% off tickets. To learn more and get your tickets, click here.
Want to celebrate your love of Israel? The Jewish Federation is hosting four events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Israel. From Mitzvah opportunities to Shabbat dinners, an all out food festival with Michael Solomonov to a unique travel experience to visit Israel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia will be bringing out the blue and white pride. Click here to learn more about the celebrations.