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Open a Book…Open Your Mind with Pam Jenoff

April 23 @ 11:30 am
Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072 United States

The Sisterhood of Har Zion Temple and the Jane Fishman Grinberg Religious School present Open A Book...Open Your Mind A Har Zion Temple favorite, Pam Jenoff, will share her newest New York Times Bestseller, The Orphan's Tale! Sixteen-year-old Noa has been cast out in disgrace after becoming pregnant by a Nazi soldier and being forced to give up her baby. She finds refuge with a German circus, but must learn the flying trapeze act so that she can blend in undetected. Complications ensue and Noa struggles to survive.

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Free - $15

An Act of Defiance – PJFF CineMondays 2018 Centerpiece Film

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

PJFF CineMondays 2018 - Centerpiece Film The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival's CineMondays 2018 series is proud to present AN ACT OF DEFIANCE as this season's Centerpiece Film. Based on real events, this award-winning historical thriller follows the fate of Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish anti-Apartheid fighters after their arrests during a raid in Rivonia, South Africa, in the summer of 1963. Expertly crafted and thoughtful, AN ACT OF DEFIANCE is a soulful account of a crucial moment in the history of…

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The Generation of the Flood: Rabbinic Stories of Cleverness, Catastrophe, and Climate Change

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Am Israel, 1301 Hagys Ford Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072 United States

Can classic Jewish texts help us grapple with contemporary challenges like natural disaster, environmental crisis, and climate change?  This talk probes rabbinic stories of Noah and the generation of the flood to draw out Jewish insights about the habits of the heart that lead us into environmental trouble—and invites us consider ways to better support and shelter each other amidst the coming storms.

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$60 - $65

“Jewish Women Changing Our World: Shattering the Glass Ceiling – Breaking Barriers”

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
The William Penn Inn, 1017 DeKalb Pike
Ambler, PA United States

Hadassah Greater Philadelphia's Annual Education Day to Feature Panel of Influential Women in the Arts, Government and Education PHILADELPHIA (March 7, 2018) — "Jewish Women Changing Our World: Shattering the Glass Ceiling – Breaking Barriers" is the theme of this year's Day of Education and Inspiration presented by Hadassah Greater Philadelphia. The event will be held April 25 at the William Penn Inn in Ambler. Speakers include: Jane Golden, Executive Director and Founder, Mural Arts Program Leslie S. Richards, Pennsylvania…

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$12 - $30

Lunch and Learn: 2,000 Years of Jewish History Through Synagogue Architecture

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

Pack your lunch and join us for our lecture series that explores cultural and historical moments through the Jewish lens. Throughout the history of the Jewish people, synagogue architecture has varied over the centuries since the destruction of the Temple and the Jewish diaspora. Ironically, synagogues lacked a defined architectural style until 1959 when famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed Beth Sholom Congregation in suburban Philadelphia. Barbara Cohen, ASID, President of the Schuylkill River Heritage Center, will trace the history of…

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