Save the Date for The Main Event 2018: Israel70 and Netflix’s ‘Fauda’


Were you swept away by your trip to Israel — or have you always dreamed of visiting? Do you chant “Next Year in Jerusalem” at the seder table — or are you a fan of the blockbuster Netflix show Fauda?

Wherever your appreciation for Israel stems from, you’ll want to save the date for the Main Event, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s biggest night of the year, on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kimmel Center.

In honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, this year’s Main Event will be a celebration of our love for Israel and our long history of supporting our Jewish homeland. The night, which is being co-chaired by Beth and Brad Krouse and Margie and Brian Wargon, will include a special tribute to our 70 years of connecting Greater Philadelphia to Israel through missions.

Our featured guest speaker, Avi Issacharoff, is an Israeli journalist who covers Palestinian affairs, and is a co-creator of Fauda (“chaos” in Arabic), an Israeli political thriller series that won 11 Israeli TV Academy Awards. Some attendees will have a chance to meet him at one of two exclusive Main Event pre-receptions: one for NextGen and Israel360 alumni and one for Joshua Society members.

As always, proceeds from the Main Event will support the Jewish Community Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. So get out your calendars and save the date for this all in one party and homage to Israel! For more information, contact [email protected] or 215-832-0843.

High-visibility sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information, contact Senior Development Officer Rachel Sigman at [email protected] or 215-832-0513.

Volunteers Needed

The Mitzvah Food Program is seeking members of the following synagogues (or someone who lives nearby) to deliver boxes of marketing materials to their shul to help facilitate our annual High Holiday Food Drive. If you are a member of one of the following synagogues (or live nearby) and could pick up and deliver the boxes, that would save the Mitzvah Food Program tremendous shipping costs and time. For more information, contact Phil Holtje at [email protected] or 215-832-0815.

  • Congregation Beth El of Lower Bucks County
  • Congregation Beth Tikvah-B’nai Jeshurun
  • Congregation Brothers of Israel
  • Congregation Or Ami
  • Har Zion Temple
  • Kesher Israel Congregation (West Chester)
  • Kol Ami
  • Main Line Reform Temple
  • Or Hadash: A Reconstructionist Congregation
  • P’nai Or Jewish Renewal Congregation of Philadelphia
  • Perelman Jewish Day School – Forman Center
  • Temple Beth Ami
  • Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El
  • Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
  • Tiferet Bet Israel


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