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Nurturing Freedom: a Multi-Faith Seder at GJC

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 - CANCELLED

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 & Historian Reflect

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.

HAZAK Tour: La Salle University Art Museum

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.

Charry Service: Stanley Wolfe Memorial Shabbat

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

Tough Social Issues in Israel Begins

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!

The Basics of Judaism Begins

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

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 High Holidays: an Elul Writing Workshop

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.



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