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12:00 pm

Lunch and Learn @ Gratz- What’s in a Jewish Name

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Gratz College, 7605 Old York Rd
Melrose Park, PA 19027 United States
$4 - $19

What's in a Jewish Name? Learn about Jewish naming customs and superstitions, the origin and meaning of popular names, going back to the Bible, continuing into Rabbinic literature and the Middle Ages, and including modern Israeli names. We will also discuss Yiddish names popular among Ashkenazic Jews. Names are divided into several categories such as theophoric (containing one of […]

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1:00 pm

Open a Book…Open Your Mind presents author B.A. Shapiro

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072 United States
$15 - $20

Thursday, April 27, 1 p.m. Open a Book…Open Your Mind presents author B.A. Shapiro The Muralist No one knows what happened to Alizée Benoit, a young American painter working for the Works Progress Administration, when she vanished in New York City in 1940. Some 70 years later, while working at Christie's Auction House, her great-niece, […]

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5:30 pm

Lynne Clibanoff/Amze Emmons Opening Reception

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States
Free

In the Gershman Gallery: April 27 – August 27 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 27 • 5:30-7:30 PM Free • Registration required • RSVP HERE: http://www.gershmany.org/lynne-clibanoffamze-emmons/ Lynne Clibanoff’s cigar-box sized, beautifully finished three-dimensional rooms, often suffused with mysterious light, are paired with Amze Emmons’ magically/minimally realist images inspired by architectural illustration, cartoon language, and instruction manuals. […]

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6:00 pm

Young Friends Curated Cocktails

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, United States
$10

Join us for the next in our quarterly Curated Cocktails. This event will feature our newest special exhibition, 1917: How One Year Changed the World, drinks, and remarks from Curatorial Assistant, Lauren Cooper. 1917: How One Year Changed the World focuses on how three events - America's entry into World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, […]

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7:00 pm

Library Film Series: Exodus (1960)

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 United States

Thursday, April 27 7:00 p.m. The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors. Free and open to the public. The Meyers Library at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 2nd Floor, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA. For more information, call 215-887-8700.

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Open a Book…Open Your Mind presents author, Dr. Joel Roffman-Making Every Day Count – A Jewish Doctor Confronts His Illness

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Har Zion Temple, 1500 Hagys Ford Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072 United States
$18 - $25

Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m. Open a Book…Open Your Mind presents author Dr. Joel Roffman Making Every Day Count: A Jewish Doctor Confronts His Illness In the fall of 2014, physician Joel A. Roffman was diagnosed with metastatic cancer. Infused with Jewish teachings, Making Every Day Count chronicles his diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from the illness […]

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