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November 2018

38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - November 18 @ 9:00 pm

The 38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) kicks off November 3-18 at the Gershman Y and neighboring theaters across Philadelphia! The second oldest Jewish film festival in the country, GPJFF38 will screen over 20 Philadelphia premieres. More details to come!

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MBIEE Yiddish Club

November 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Monthly on the same day until August 14, 2019
Melrose B’nai Israel Emanu-El, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States
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Meets each month every 2nd Wednesday 12:30 in Kenesseth Israel Boardroom

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$7 - $15

MY DEAR CHILDREN

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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Nearly 80 percent of the world’s Jewry can be traced back to the place called the “Pale of Settlement,” the territories of the Russian Empire designated to Jews for permanent settlement between 1791 and 1917. It was in the Pale that Feiga Shamis, a Jewish mother of 12, handwrote a 174-page letter to her children explaining why she had made the devastating choice she did to ensure their survival. It was in the Pale that Feiga witnessed the anti-Jewish pogroms…

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$7 - $15

HEATHER BOOTH: CHANGING THE WORLD

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, 19106 United States
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From her early influences growing up on an Israeli kibbutz to her first experiences as a Civil Rights activist in Mississippi at the age of 18, Heather Booth spent the next five decades of her prolific career as a political organizer, educator, and leader of the progressive movement. Though Heather may have accomplished some of her best work in the shadows – including her founding of JANE underground, a secret network of doctors and women’s health advocates who offered safe…

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$7 - $15

SATAN & ADAM

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz & Performing Arts, 738 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146 United States
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Adam Gussow was a twenty-something Jewish Ivy League educated harmonica player seeking fulfillment. Sterling “Satan” Magee was an aging street performer and blues legend who had once played with James Brown and Etta James. During a spike in racial tensions in Harlem during the 1980s, Adam passed Satan playing his blues guitar and makeshift percussion instruments on the street, a block from the Apollo Theater. He was floored by Satan’s playing and asked to join in on his harmonica. It…

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