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Religious School Begins

Sitting at the intersection of tradition, innovation and community, the Religious School at GJC is committed to educating a new generation of children for our evolving Jewish world.  Our program urges students to be curious about their Judaism, and integrates cutting edge teaching methods like Hebrew Through Movement.  As they learn and explore, students build confidence in their knowledge and connection to our tradition, competency in prayer and ritual skills, and a strong sense of Jewish identity and connection.

Hazak (55+) Film & Discussion: "Frozen River"

Frozen River is a complex film, starring Melissa Leo as a single mother of two boys who must sustain the family and find the money for a trailer home before her deposit is lost. She takes some risky measures she would not ordinarily take. In her desperation she also forms a strong, loyal relationship with an unlikely native American woman, which brings this ongoing national issue into focus.  Major themes of the film include poverty, illegal immigration and single parenting on the face of extra ordinary adversity. Difficult and very moving.

Emojis, Memes, Likes, and Favorites: Teens and Digitally Mediated Flirtation

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.  

 

HIAS-PA Presentation: Engaging to welcome and assist refugees in our Phila. community

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]

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