May Events

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

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

Jewish Professional Internship Program

Today’s post is from Ariella Werden-Greenfield of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History. Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, along with the College of Liberal Arts, now offers undergraduate students the unique opportunity to gain three course credits while working with arts and culture organizations, social justice start-ups, educational institutions, synagogues and other … Read more

Passover Events

Passover begins on Friday night, April 22. Whether you’re looking for a community seder, a chance to brush up on your holiday knowledge, or a fun family activity, our Center City Kehillah organizations are the place to go. Read on, and keep checking back, as we’ll be updating this post from now through the first … Read more

Urban Jewish Education

Post from Beverly Socher-Lerner, founding director of Makom Community. What do a pear, a princess, and a fashion designer all have in common? They’re all on their way to the U.S. Mint and Constitution Center on a camp day field trip, and they’re getting ready for Purim, too! Being a Jewish educator in an urban setting is … Read more

Reflections on International Women’s Day and Beyond

Today’s post is fom Eliana Zimet, a fellow with Repair the World: Philadelphia. International Women’s Day is, according to their website, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.” Personally, I love celebrating women and their accomplishments every day, but it’s nice to have some time set aside when everyone … Read more

Purim 2016

Purim starts Wednesday night, March 23 and goes through Thursday night, March 24. Not sure how you want to celebrate, or curious about how the rest of Center City is enjoying the holiday? Read on, and be happy! It’s Adar! Sunday 3/13: A Paranormal Purim 2:00-3:00 pm, The Gershman Y at Broad and Pine Get … Read more

March Events

New month, new list to keep you busy all month long. We’ll be putting together a separate blog post next week exclusively with Purim events, so stay tuned for that, and keep reading for other fantastic opportunities (plus an April preview…). Wednesday 3/2: God is Still Evolving: The Fascination of Process Theology Begins Society Hill Synagogue, 418 … Read more

Welcoming People Of All Abilities

Post by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, who directs Whole Community Inclusion at Jewish Learning Venture and is a teacher at Mishkan Shalom. She writes for the NY Jewish Week’s New Normal Blogging Disability and WHYY’s newsworks. Welcoming People Of All Abilities: Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month “Learning In Pairs” On a rainy February evening, I had the great pleasure of studying … Read more