What’s Happening in Philly’s Jewish Young Professional Scene

Rachel Abramowitz. Photo: Tribe 12.

By Rachel Abramowitz

In a person’s life, the longest time between Jewish rituals is the duration from bar/bat mitzvah to marriage. For Millenials today, that gap is only getting wider.

So what does Judaism look like for young professionals when there isn’t a ritual in sight to connect them? What does Jewish community look like outside the bounds of traditional rituals? As the engagement associate for Tribe 12, a non-profit that connects 20s/30s in Philadelphia to the Jewish community, it’s my job to “mind this gap” of the young professional experience. In this interim of milestones, I create programming that not only fosters community, but also connects 20s/30s with all the  Jewish Philly happenings and opportunities.

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Young Professionals Networking Night

Join the Akiba-Barrack Alumni Association, Tribe 12 and The Chevra in a night of networking and talking about the world champions — the EAGLES (yeah, we’re still hype).

Ari Roitman ’94 (Akiba Hebrew Academy Alum), Senior Vice President of Business for The Philadelphia Eagles, will be the keynote speaker for the night… so we won’t judge if you wear your favorite green blazer (although casual attire is also fine).

Light appetizers and beer and wine will be provided.

Event is FREE but space is limited so be sure to pre-register for your ticket!

Co-Chairs to date: Jeremy Kriger ’01, Rena Asher ’08, Elliot Margules ’03, Rebecca Herzberg ’10 and Daniel Raikin ’11

Good Carbs: College Night

Join Challah for Hunger and friends for happy hour that will be fun, informative and delicious.

Snacks will be on us and we are parterning with Stickman Brews to create a custom beer inspired challah bread using their craft beer!

Carly Zimmerman, CEO of Challah for Hunger, will talk about the Campus Hunger Project and food insecurity on college campuses.

Suggested donation of $10

Take Action! Fight Hunger on College Campus!

We want this to be a fun evening, but we also want to take action against a growing problem on college campuses – food insecurity.

As many as 20% of students attending 4-year universities and colleges are food insecure and this number is closer to 33% at community colleges.

When you register for this event, we will write a letter to your alma mater asking them to make this a priority on campus. If college wasn’t for you, you can still help us by writing to Temple University.

We also encourage you to show your pride for your alma mater by wearing your favorite college swag.

It’s sure to be a fun and informative evening. Hope to see you there.