Thursday, October 27, 2016 Tishri 25, 5777
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall E
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Established in 1946, just after the Holocaust and prior to the founding of the State of Israel, BZBI has served the community around Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square for more than 60 years. Formed by the union of three congregations, BZBI has been

Play Ball with BZBI!

April 6, 2014 4:00 PM

Join BZBI at the National Museum of American Jewish History as we welcome special guest John Rosengren, author of Hank Greenberg: Hero of Heroes, in conversation with BZBI's #1 baseball fan... Rabbi Ira Stone, who will discuss John Rosengren's book and the Museum's new special exhibition, Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American will be the first large-scale museum exhibition to weave together the history of American sport, leisure, and national identity with the story of Jewish immigration and integration into American life. Baseball’s legends and myths, heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. And for immigrants to America, baseball has long served as a path to learning and understanding American values.

John Rosengren is an award-winning journalist and author, whose books include Blades of Glory: The True Story of a Young Team Bred to Win and Hammerin’ Hank, George Almighty and the Say Hey Kid: The Year That Changed Baseball Forever. His articles have appeared inReader’s Digest and Sports Illustrated. He teaches magazine writing at the University of Minnesota.

Join us for a special talk, followed by Q&A, book signing, and private tours of the exhibition.

More Events from Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel

Tue. Nov 1
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
What are the stakes for American Jewry? Join the American Jewish Committee of Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey as Dr.
Wed. Nov 2
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Whether you have a regular writing “practice” or put pen to paper only on occasion, whether you write for others or for yourself alone, you are part of a rich tradition of Jews who love—and w
Wed. Nov 9
12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Spend your lunch learning with Rabbis Abe Friedman and Yosef Goldman (BZBI) and Avie Winokur (Soceity Hill Synagogue).
Wed. Nov 9
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
One hundred years ago, Louis Brandeis became the first Jewish Supreme Court Justice.
Mon. Nov 14
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Want to learn how to read the Hebrew in our prayer books? Did you learn Hebrew and need a refresher? Join us for our Adult Hebrew class.

Browse the Calendar

Filter by Date
E.g., 2016-10-27
E.g., 2016-10-27

The Calendar

Thu. Oct 27
National Museum of American Jewish History
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Thu. Oct 27
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
5:00 PM-9:00 PM

Subscribe To our E-Newsletter