Upcoming Jewish Federation Events


Special Thank You to Bronstein Seminar Platinum Sponsors


The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia extends its deep appreciation to Blank Rome and Cozen O’Connor — the Platinum Sponsors of this year’s 21st Annual Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Seminar for Professionals. The generosity of these corporate partners makes it possible for the Jewish Federation to continue hosting high-quality programming that benefits the members of our communities. Thank you.


Space is Filling up for the Jewish Federation’s Winter Birthright Israel Trip 


From Dec. 18 to 28, young professionals ages 22 to 26 from Greater Philadelphia are invited to join the Philadelphia Birthright Israel bus hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. This Birthright Israel trip is a free, peer-group trip for young adults who have at least one parent of recognized Jewish descent and do not actively practice another religion, and who have not traveled to Israel before on a peer educational trip or study program past age 18. Please register — or encourage your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors to register — now for this transformative Israel experience. To sign up, visit register.birthrightisrael.com. For more information, contact Caitlin Shmidheiser, the Jewish Federation’s NextGen Senior Development Officer, at cshmidheiser@jewishphilly.org or 215-832-0803.


Remember to Pick up Extra Tuna, Peanut Butter and Beans


The High Holiday Food Drive is almost here. This year’s goal is to collect 50,000 pounds of usable food to support households in need through the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Mitzvah Food Project. The project’s five pantry sites feed more than 1,900 families a month and that number is steadily rising. And with reduced funding from the State Food

Purchase Program, Mitzvah Food Project recipients are relying on community donations more than ever before.

Individuals and families are encouraged to donate healthy proteins that are kosher and have a current date:

• Canned beans such as legumes and chickpeas (lower salt preferred)

• Nut butters such as peanut butter and almond butter (lower salt preferred)

• Canned fish such as tuna, salmon and sardines


Please do not donate bulk items or glass containers or any of the following foods, which are easily destroyed during the collection process: pasta, cereal, grains and crackers.

You can participate in one of three ways:


• Take your donations to a participating school, synagogue or organization near you.

• Bring your donations to one of the five Mitzvah Food Project locations.

• Take your food directly to the SHARE Warehouse.


The High Holiday Food Drive is the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community’s largest coordinated food collection effort of the year. For more information including donation sites, please visit jewishphilly.org/fooddrive, or email mitzvahfoodproject@jewishphilly.org.


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