This summer, our local neighborhoods are heating up with a busy schedule of Jewish-themed events for community members of all ages.
The Kehillah of Lower Merion invites Main Line families to attend its Pajama-rama series every Wednesday from July 1 to Aug. 19 starting at 6 p.m. throughout Lower Merion Township. The program is free and open to the entire community and includes kosher snacks. For more information, visit jewishphilly.org/pajamarama.
Moving further west, the Kehillah of Chester County presents its second annual Summer Shorts film festival every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. from July 8 to Aug. 26 at the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville. The event will feature the eight-session film festival and a discussion series on selected contemporary international Jewish short films, which celebrate the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience through short film and media. For more information and a list of films, visit jewishphilly.org/shorts.
For Bucks County residents looking for family fun this summer, the Bucks County Jewish Community is sponsoring YouTube singing sensations the Maccabeats live in concert on Aug. 23 at Shir Ami in Newtown. The Maccabeats, a Jewish a cappella group, are best known for their Jewish holiday-themed music parodies. Tickets and kosher snacks will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. The concert will follow at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit jewishphilly.org/maccabeats.
These programs are part of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Neighborhood Programming initiative within Greater Philadelphia, which encourages collaboration between area synagogues, community volunteers and Jewish communal organizations to build vibrant Jewish life; the Jewish Federation’s Center for Jewish Life and Learning provides financial and professional support. In addition to the three neighborhoods listed above, the Jewish Federation also supports programs in Bux-Mont, Center City, Delaware County, Northeast Philadelphia and the Old York Road corridor.
For more information about the Neighborhoods Initiative and upcoming programs, please contact Rabbi Leah Richman, Community Engagement Specialist, at [email protected] or call 215-832-0558.