Abundance of Fall Jewish Federation Events


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s fall calendar is packed with events. From celebrations to educational programs to volunteer opportunities, there’s something for everyone.

As summer winds down, young professionals will be heading to Fox & Hound on Spruce Street to meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and learn about programs for graduate students and young professionals at NextGen’s happy hour. This annual event has a new twist this year: meet representatives from synagogues all over the city, and pick up free or discounted tickets for High Holiday services.

Happy Hour 

Co-sponsored by NextGen

Monday, Aug. 28, 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Fox & Hound, 1501 Spruce St.

For more information, please contact Melanie Gerchberg at [email protected] or at 215-832-0861.

The Estate Planners Advisory Committee is holding the 22nd annual Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Seminar for Professionals at Hyatt at The Bellevue. The program is called “Mom Liked Me Best: How to Protect Seniors from Financial Exploitation,” and features elder law expert Stuart C. Bear, president of Chestnut Cambronne in Minneapolis. The Edward N. Polisher Award will be presented to Michael S. Paul of RubinGoldman Associates, for his distinguished service to Jewish Federation’s endowment programs. Continuing education credits are available for attorneys, CPAs, CFPs and insurance professionals.

Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Seminar for Professionals

Estate Planners Advisory Committee

Thursday, Sept. 7, 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Hyatt at The Bellevue, 200 S. Broad St.

$75 couvert

For more information, please contact Jennifer M. Brier at 215.832.0528 or

[email protected]Register online at jewishphilly.org/Bronstein

Women of Vision will gather for their fall event at the Germantown Jewish Centre. This is a great opportunity to learn about the important role Jewish women play in advancing equity. The evening will celebrate and honor the leadership of outgoing chair Penni Blaskey, and welcome the new Women of Vision chair Marcy Bacine. The dynamic keynote speaker is social justice leader Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, a national advocacy organization that rallies Jews to speak out on the pressing issues of our time. The event is open to all.

Women of Vision Fall Event

Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.

$75 couvert

For more information, please contact Iris Leon at 215-832-0549 or [email protected]Register online at jewishphilly.org/wovfall.

The NextGen Rebuild Project will take on the Bells Corner neighborhood in Northeast Philadelphia. More than 100 volunteers will roll up their sleeves and do home repairs, enabling aging homeowners to remain in their own homes and live independently. This partnership between NextGen, Habitat for Humanity, the Northeast NORC and KleinLife, and sponsored by Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE), is now in its fourth year.

NextGen Rebuild Project

Sunday, Sept. 17, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jewish Federation NORC Office, 8546B Bustleton Ave.

For more information, contact Melanie Gerchberg, [email protected] or 215-832-0861. Register online at jewishphilly.org/nextgenrebuild.

Novelist Nomi Eve, author of Henna House and The Family Orchard, is the keynote speaker at the Legacy Society’s Remembrance event chaired by Mimi and Allan Schneirov and Mitch Sterling. Everyone is welcome to come to the Memorial Service at 4:30 p.m., which pays tribute to all those individuals who passed away during 5777 and remembered the community with an endowment gift. The Legacy Society reception and program will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Legacy Society and Remembrance Event

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Jewish Community Services Building, 2100 Arch St.

Memorial Service 4:30 p.m.

Legacy Society Reception and program 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Jennifer M. Brier at 215-832-0528 or [email protected].

The new Bluestone Country Club hosts the 64th annual Jewish Community Day on Monday, Oct. 2. Country club members and the community at large are welcome to come for lunch, golf, and cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Jewish Community Day

Monday, Oct. 2

Bluestone Country Club

11:30 a.m. lunch

1:00 p.m. golf shotgun

5:30 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres

For more information, contact Bob Seltzer, 215-832-0535 or [email protected].

Philadelphia’s most dynamic, philanthropic, and revolutionary women, the Lions of Judah, hold their annual Lion Luncheon at the Museum of the American Revolution. After lunch, attendees can explore the museum. The featured speaker, comedian Carol Leifer, has starred in five of her own comedy specials on HBO, Showtime and Comedy Central. She’s also a four-time Emmy-award nominee for her writing on Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night Live.

Lion of Judah Luncheon

Women’s Philanthropy

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St.

$75 couvert

For more information, contact Marni Davis, 215-832-0859 or [email protected].

Give back to the community by taking part in our annual High Holiday Food Sort at the SHARE Warehouse. Each fall, more than 100 volunteers from Women’s Philanthropy work together to sort more than 40,000 pounds of food collected at the High Holiday Food Drive, Mitzvah Food Project’s largest food drive of the year. The food collected and sorted supports households in need of nutritious food for more than four months at our five pantry sites.

High Holiday Food Sort

Women’s Philanthropy Department

Monday, Oct. 30, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 12-1:30 p.m.

SHARE Warehouse, 2901 W. Hunting Park Ave.

For more information, contact Sarah Solomon, 215-832-0894 or [email protected].

​Join Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE) on Wednesday, Sept. 6, for an exclusive tour of Hanover North Broad, a sophisticated mixed-use development that is helping to redefine North Broad Street. The program will include breakfast, networking, a dynamic speaker and the opportunity to learn about this exciting new project.

JFRE at Hanover North Broad

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.

Hanover North Broad, 322 N. Broad St.

Complimentary for JFRE members, $75 for non-members, $100 after Aug. 29

For more information, contact Rachel Sigman at 215-832-0513 or rsigma[email protected]. Register online at Jewishphilly.org/hanover.

The highlight of the fall season is the Main Event, the signature annual gathering of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Community members will pay tribute to President Bud Newman as he completes his tenure, honoring him for the outstanding work he has done for Jewish Federation and the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community.

Main Event

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad St.

For more information, call 215-832-0843 or visit jewishphilly.org/mainevent.


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