You don't have to love baseball to love Jewish Heritage Night at Citizens Bank Park. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the sponsor of the Tuesday, Aug. 7, family-friendly evening, will kick off at 5 p.m. with a fantastic "PHun-PHest" along Citizens Bank Way, featuring music, costumed characters, stilt-walkers, jugglers, a giant Jerusalem mural, sweet kosher treats, children's games, giveaways and surprise special guests.
There will also be a tzedakah component to this second annual summer event, as families are encouraged to bring a canned food item to the pre-game festival that will benefit those served by Federation's Mitzvah Food Project.
Highlighting the list of festival performers are Ken Ulansey and his quartet of jazz, and klezmer musicians, and the Give and Take Jugglers.
Atlantic Krav Maga will demonstrate techniques used by disciples of this martial arts regime -- the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Army.
History will come to life at the table staffed by the National Museum of American Jewish History. Visitors will view letters written by President George Washington proclaiming religious freedom for all and can write their own letters to President Barack Obama expressing what religious freedom means to them.
"This is one special opportunity for members of our Jewish community to come together for an extraordinary evening of fun, fellowship and Phillies baseball," said Federation President Sherrie R. Savett, who will throw out the first pitch prior to the start of the 7:05 p.m. match-up between the Phillies and the Atlanta Braves.
Preceding Savett's pitch will be the screening of a short but impactful video about the critical health, education, social welfare and humanitarian initiatives supported by Federation locally, in Israel and around the world. "This is our chance to say loudly and proudly that we truly are one people, one community, one Federation," Savett enthused.
Throughout the game, there will be kosher food available for purchase. Between innings there will be musical performances, dancing with the Phanatic and some secret special incentives to remain in the stands until the final pitch.
Terrace Deck tickets are available at a cost of $30 per ticket exclusively through www.jewishphilly.org . A portion of every ticket sold through this special online sale will benefit Federation.
Please act now to reserve tickets for this festive evening of Jewish pride, family fun and great baseball.
Be a part of Jewish Heritage Night on Aug. 7!