Teens' online social interactions are inextricably embedded in their overall social interactions and they use social media to augment, support, and act as extensions of their school and community networks. In this talk, sociology professor Dr. Dina Pinsky will share findings from her research on teens and social media based on her interviews with high school students and observations of their social media accounts. She will discuss the ways in which teens use social media to flirt with each other and explore the evolving culture of adolescents' digitally mediated courtship.
For you were strangers…
Engaging to welcome and assist refugees in our Philadelphia community
A presentation by staff of HIAS-Pennsylvania
Wednesday, February 3 at 7 p.m.
Please join us to learn about:
- The needs of refugees in Philadelphia
- The work of HIAS-Pennsylvania in serving this vulnerable population
- Opportunities for you to help
For more information, please contact Maxine Margolies, GJC Social Action Committee Co-Chair. [email protected]
Honoring the Legacy of Miriam Gafni
From its inception, the Germantown Jewish Centre has been committed to the principles of egalitarianism, inclusion, and the pursuit of social justice in Jewish life and in the wider community, as well as commitment to the Zionist ideal. No one personifies those principles and ideals more than Miriam L. Gafni, who was a part of the Centre family from early childhood until the end of her life. In her service to the congregation, including her service as GJC’s first woman president, she created a special chapter in the Centre’s history.
This new initiative, developed in 2014 and funded by the Harold and Renee Berger Family Engagement Endowment Fund, brings exciting, fun and educational programs to children and families. Guest artists such as music-educator Chana Rothman, cookie-pro Debbie Werlin of Cookie Lab Philly and ZoomDance! collaborate with GJC rabbis to lead Shabbat services, afternoon programs and other events with song, dance, storytelling, art, music, puppetry and more.
Torah Fund is an annual Women’s Club event to raise funds in support of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. The Seminary prepares rabbis, cantors and Jewish educators for Conservative Judaism.
Please join Women's Club to honor Sandra Meyer, a GJC member who has enriched our community in many ways throughout the years. Enjoy delicious food, entertaining company, and an amazing guest speaker.
Location: the home of Chris & Steve Levin
Join the Charry Service for a very special Shabbat as we honor the wisdom in our community. Hazak members will participate in and lead the service, and Dr. Reena Sigman Friedman will give the d'var Torah: "Highlights of Philadelphia Jewish History".
Concert with GJC's in-house band G'vanim featuring Nina Peskin & Rabbi Annie Lewis (vocals), Rabbi Adam Zeff (vocals, oud & percussion), Mikael Elsila (piano), Elliott Seif (accordian), Justin Fink (bass) and Hoagy Wing (percussion)
Saturday, February 6 at 7 PM
Join us in creating community & carrying the peace of Shabbat into the week to follow. We will start with a simple, delicious dinner catered by Centre Catering, then celebrate Havdallah with stories, singing & dancing. After Havdallah, we will let our creativity flow with an edible art project led by Debbie Werlin & Cookie Lab Philly.
$5/person. Register online by Wed, Jan 6th.
If you like to cook and schmooze, the Marcus Kitchen's the place to be on December 20th! We will bake for synagogue members who are in need of compassion and nutrition. Expect to spend 3 hours mixing, kneading, chopping, dicing, simmering and baking. We will be preparing and freezing challot, kugel and soup for 50 food packages.
Please RSVP to [email protected].
This weekend brings Kol Ha-Lev (Voice of the Heart), a
Shabbat Potluck Dinner & Discussion, a special D'var Torah
and a rare opportunity to "Tisch & Kiddush"...
Spring Cleaning Purim Style!
One person's yard sale is another person's Purim prize! We want your gently used books, toys, games & bric-a-brac to use as prizes for the Purim Carnival! Please bring in your items & place them in the labeled bin outside Rabbi Sklover's office. Popular prizes include: small cars & trucks, action figures, My Little Pony, toddler toys & sports balls.
Cake Decorating Class
Fund Raising event sponsored by GJC Women’s Club
Come learn some basic decorating skills to make some extraordinary things.
Taught by: Susan Parnes of Frosted Cake Studio
Date: Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Time: 10 am – Noon
Place: Germantown Jewish Centre, Maslow Auditorium
400 W. Ellet Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119