"Challahs in the Ark" with Dr. Milton Cohen
A timeless-and very timely-story exploring the responsibility we all have for each other.
Israeli S'lichot: New Religious Initiatives in Israel
with Rani Jaeger of Beit Tefilah Yisrael
Click HERE to register.
Germantown Jewish Centre is pleased to welcome Rev. Gregory Holston from New Vision United Methodist Church, Rev. Robin Hynicka from Arch Street United Methodist Church, S. Zakiya Hasna Islam from the Women's Sacred Music Project, Rev. Jarrett Kerbel from Church of St. Martins-in-the-Field, and Rev. Amy Yoder McGloughlin from Germantown Mennonite Church, who will join us for this special program, panel discussion and join in leading parts of the seder.
Urban Environmental Justice - This class has been cancelled
Join Rabbinic Intern Becca Richman for an adult education program about the intersection of environmental justice and social justice. This interactive learning program will explore Philadelphia's history, broader patterns of environmental racism, and an ethic of Jewish responsibility.
Workshop: Sunday, May 7 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$20/GJC Member, $35/Non-member
The American Presidency: A Journalist and Historian Reflect
Sunday, May 21 at 9:45 AM in the Maslow Auditorium
with Shai Ben-Yaacov (Producer, Newsworks Tonight, WHYY) & Dr. Lawrence Charap (Senior Director, Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at The College Board)
This is a NONPARTISAN event, with the title as a jumping off point for reflections on the American Presidency as an institution, present and past, not a platform for political commentary. Refreshments will be provided.
Parent-to-Parent Learning Sessions
with Guest Speakers
Opportunities for study and idea sharing - by parents, for parents. Teachers and topics will be announced later in the year.
2 Sessions: Sundays 9:45-11:00 AM Apr 2; May 21
On Wednesday, April 26, HAZAK is taking a tour of the LaSalle University Art Museum! This museum, while not well-known, is a "little gem" according to our sources. The current special exhibit is "Approaching Abstraction: African-American Art from the Permanent Collection." To see more about the museum, go to www.lasalle.edu/museum.
The tour is scheduled from 10:30 to noon, and is free. We'll meet at GJC at 9:45 and carpool. After the tour, we can have lunch at In Riva, a very nice Italian restaurant on Kelly Drive.
Stanley Wolfe was a long-time member of GJC who worked hard to help carry out the vision of a diverse and innovative Jewish community. Stan realized that education and engagement could and should take place in a variety of modes and settings. He understood the barriers that sometimes kept people from learning and from engagement in Jewish life, and he worked in his lifetime to break down those barriers and to push beyond the boundaries to build an
Mondays and Thursdays: 7:15 am Sundays: 9:00 am
***Bagels and coffee are served after minyan on Sundays
Tough Social Issues in Israel
with Rabbi Adam Zeff
2 Sessions: Sunday, Mar 5 and Mar 19 - 10 AM - 12 Noon
In the sixth year of this class, we will examine more of the complex social issues Israeli society faces each day. Over two sessions, primary source materials, films, and guest speakers will help us gain insight into current issues that often don't make the news in the U.S. Prepare to rethink assumptions and engage with these difficult issues together. Both those who have taken the previous years' classes and new students are welcome!
Exploring the Impact of Christian Hegemony on U.S. Culture
with Dr. Andrea Jacobs
3 Sessions: Tuesdays, 7-8:30 PM - Feb 7, Feb 17, Feb 21
The Basics of Judaism
with Rabbi Beth Janus
All are welcome who are looking to start with the essentials, whether you are new to Judaism, searching, or have been Jewish your whole life. In this class we will explore spirituality, community, and ethics through a Jewish lens.
Begins Wednesday, September 14; 3 sessions: Sep 14; Sep 21; Sep 28 7:15-8:45 p.m.
All sessions meet off-site at MaMa (6819 Greene Street)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Parent Panel
Parent-to-parent advice and ideas!
Will your child become bar/bat mitzvah at GJC in the next few years? Join us to hear from parents who have celebrated their children’s bar & bat mitzvahs at our synagogue in a variety of ways. This is a chance to ask practical questions and learn more about how to navigate the process in the best way for your family.
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.
Spiritual Preparation for the Holidays: An Elul Writing Workshop
with Rabbi Malkah Binah Klein
Workshop: Sunday, Sep 11 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
There is a tradition of keeping a journal in preparation for the New Year. During this workshop, we will engage in a series of writing exercises to explore the prayers and themes of the High Holidays and to access our deeper knowing. Bring a journal and a favorite pen.