September events

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September?!? Yes, it’s here: the long-awaited or long-dreaded end of summer and start of fall. But with the High Holidays not until October this year, we have all of September to get back into the swing of things and check out great community events. Ongoing: Makom Community Enrollment Makom Community, 2000 Chestnut Street Fall 2016 … Read more…

Intergenerational Video Visit

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Today’s post is from Rabbi Beth Janus, who works with seniors and kids of all ages in Philadelphia. Every Friday, seniors from around the city gather at the KleinLife Center City program at the Federation Building to pray, exercise, socialize, eat, and be entertained. The programs range from listening to singers; hearing talks about art, politics, or health; … Read more…

Mamaloshen in Dance

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Asya Zlatina, a proud member of the Center City Jewish community, shares her thoughts on bringing Jewish music and themes to her performance at this year’s Fringe Festival. Mamaloshen in dance??  That’s BARRY, Asya Zlatina’s choreographic debut as part of the Fringe Festival 2016. A tribute to Zlatina’s grandparents, BARRY comes from a need to … Read more…

August Events

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With summer heating up, and then heating up some more, we still have a whole month of great events to look forward to. Even if you’re down the shore on weekends, Center City has plenty going on during the week! Fridays in August: Summer Friday Night Shabbat Series 6:00 pm, Friday nights, Rodeph Shalom, 615 … Read more…

Hosts Needed for the DNC

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Regardless of where you find yourself on the political spectrum, you can’t escape that politics are all around us during this election season. With the Democratic National Convention coming to the Wells Fargo Center on July 25-28 (and many volunteers arriving days earlier), Philadelphia is in the spotlight! Some of our local Jewish organizations have been … Read more…

July Events

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Summer is here, and with it comes outdoor events, relaxed meet and greets, and ongoing learning opportunities. Read on, try out something new, and check back for updates throughout the month, as well as another post for August. Fridays in July and August: Summer Friday Night Shabbat Series 6:00 pm, Friday nights, Rodeph Shalom, 615 … Read more…

Celebrating Shavuot Together!

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This Saturday night, the Center City Jewish community will come together to celebrate Shavuot! We’ll be learning, eating, and praying together all night from 8:00 pm on Saturday, June 11-8:00 am on Sunday, June 12, all at Moore College of Art & Design at 20th and the Parkway. All are invited! Thanks to the Jewish … Read more…

May Events

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A whole new month of outstanding Jewish events across Center City! Check it out! Ongoing: InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia Mentorship Program for Interfaith Couples and Parents of Young Children Time and location determined by mentor and mentee couples Would you and your partner like to connect with another interfaith couple who is further along in their relationship and parenting? … Read more…

Mindful Parenting Through “Raising a Child with Judaism in your Interfaith Family” email series

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Post by Rabbi Robyn Frisch,the Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia, which supports interfaith families exploring Jewish life and advocates for a welcoming and inclusive Jewish community.  Over the years I’ve enjoyed – and benefited greatly from – the practice of mindfulness meditation.  Studying and practicing mindfulness has helped me to be less judgmental (of myself and of others), … Read more…