Community Enrichment Series - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Community Enrichment Series


Featured Programs

Theatre and Nosh
May 23, 2018 at 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join us for lunch, drama, and meaningful discussion while Theatre Ariel presents three ten minute plays that celebrate life:
Chai is about a grandfather whose young adoring granddaughter wants numbers on her arm just like his.
Smoke conjures up memories about fathers and sons
Last Minute Adjustment is a hilarious play about life and life’s challenges
Great for adults of all ages.
Click Here to Register or call Valerie Ricapito, 267.256.2018

Portrait of Harry
May 31, 2018
6:30 pm registration and light refreshments
7:00 pm film screening and Skype Q&A with director Erik Angra
Join us for a meaningful evening: a film screening which portrays an amazing story of resiliency and a man who overcame terror by bringing beauty to the world.

The story of the late Harry Somers is no ordinary one: He escaped the horrors of Nazi Germany as a teenager, making a new life for himself that included creating remarkable works of art and becoming a renowned impressionist artist. Now, his story — and his words of wisdom — have become the subject of an engrossing and heartfelt documentary, “Portrait of Harry”, directed by Cinematographer, Erik Angra.
Click Here to Register or call Valerie Ricapito, 267.256.2018

Knitting with a Mission
April 26, May 24, June 28, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Join us as we knit/sew squares together to make beautiful afghans for people in need of comfort.  Basic knowledge of knitting is required to participate.
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Click Here to Register or call Valerie Ricapito, 267.256.2018


Movie Club

Tickling Giants
May 18, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Arab Spring in Egypt: From a dictator to free elections, back to a dictatorship. TICKLING GIANTS is the story of Bassem Youssef, a cardiologist turned comedian, the Jon Stewart of Egypt, and his show “The Show,” which united Egypt and tested the limits of free press.
RSVP by May 16th – Click here to RSVP


Book Club

The Light Between Oceans
April 25, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
“The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman tells the tragic story of lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel who, after discovering a baby in a shipwrecked boat, must face the terrible consequences of their decision to raise the child as their own.
RSVP by April 23rd – Click here to RSVP

People of the Book
June 7, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
“People of the Book” is an historical novel by Geraldine Brooks which fictionalizes the history of the real-life Sarajevo Haggadah, leaping back and forth between the contemporary era where conservator Hanna Heath investigates the Haggadah, and the past, which details the Haggadah’s history.
RSVP by June 5th – Click here to RSVP