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Jewish LIFE Programs

2017-2018

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Israel Diaspora Relations—Changing Narratives

Rachel Korazim, Visiting Scholar from Israel joins us for Yom Ha’atzma’ut 

  • Thursday, April 19
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Fee: $10 adults; free for teens

Based on reflections on over 100 years of Jewish and Zionist history, this session will explore early images of Israel in the eyes of Dispora Jews as well as images of the Dispora in Israel.  The proximity of the Shoa to the birth of the state of Israel had a lot to do with these images.  We will explore possible new venues as Israel is now 70 years old and ready to explore more mature and age appropriate relations with Jewish communities overseas.


Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel golda-meir-image

  • Sunday, April 22  6pm
  • Fee $10

“You will never find a better sparring person than adversity”.

Golda Meir was a world leader like no other.  Born in czarist Russia in 1898, she immigrated to America in 1906 and grew up in Milwaukee, where in her early years she displayed political consciousness.  From there, this would eventually catapult her into the inner circles of Israel’s founding generation.

Francine Klagsbrun is the author of more than a dozen books.  Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and Ms. Magazine.


Come Support Our LGBTQ Community! Phoenix Schneider

  • Wednesday, April 25
  • 7:00pm
  • Free to the Community

Learn what LGBTQ means, the broad spectrum of gender and sexual orientation, and how we can best support loved ones in their expressed identity. This is the time for education and Q & A!! The program is open to one and all.  Phoenix Schneider, MSW, is a trans activist and social worker who has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2000. Phoenix specializes in program development and direct services with the LGBTQ communities. Phoenix is a thought leader in the area of LGBTQ youth and mental health and has extensive experience developing local and national programming. Under Phoenix’s leadership with JFCS of Greater Philadelphia, the agency was awarded The Human Rights Campaign Foundation “Seal of Recognition” for Leadership in Supporting and Serving LGBTQ Youth and Families. Phoenix’s lifelong mission is to help people seek their highest potential as well as to promote culture shifts towards full acceptance and inclusion of everyone. 

Event co-sponsored by Jewish Family Service 


Healthy Gut, Flat Stomach: Don’t we all dream of a flat stomach?

  • Thursday, May 10
  • 7pm
  • Fee $10
  • Jewish people are notorious for having digestive issues – and we LOVE to talk about them!  Learn about the right foods to eat.  It may sound complicated or far-fetched, but the many converts who have tried this science-supported diet swear by it.  This book will break down the science so that you can understand it – and implement it easily on your own.

Danielle Capalino is a registered dietitian in a private practice in

New York City.  She wants you to feel great without having to wear an elastic waistband!