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Jewish Book Festival

Book Fair
November 28-December 10

From picture books to adult fiction and from new titles to perennial favorites, you are sure to find a plethora of books to satisfy your literary "sweet tooth." We are delighted to be partnering with Children's Book World this year.  Proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit the "Everyone Belongs at the J" Scholarship Fund.  Cash, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.

Pressing Israel - Media Bias from A-Z | Lee Bender & Jerry Verlin
Tuesday, November 28 | 7:30pm
This event is FREE
Co-authors Bender and Verlin are dedicated to defending Israel against outrageous slander and will lead an open discussion concerning bias in the media.  You'll learn the facts to help defend against arguments hostile to Israel and gain greater insight on a topic that is shaping how the world sees Israel. This program is especially timely as we prepare for the 70th anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel by United Nations Resolution 181 on November 29.  A book signing will follow the program. 

Kabbalah of Sexuality and Intimacy | with Rabbi Manis Friedman
Wednesday, November 29 | 7:30pm
Tickets: $15 (at the door); $10 (in advance - visit; $180 Event Sponsor (includes VIP seat for 2 and autographed book by the speaker)
World-renowned author, counselor, lecturer and philosopher, Rabbi Manis Friedman uses ancient wisdom and modern wit as he captivates audiences around the country and around the world. He hosts his own critically acclaimed cable television series, Torah Forum with Manis Friedman, syndicated throughout North America. Over 150,000 copies of his provocative yet entertaining tapes, both audio and video have been sold. Click here for more information. Presented by Chabad of Penn Wynne. 

A Storybook Brunch…with Character
Sunday, December 3 | 10:30am-12pm

Tickets: $5/child; Free for adults. To register, click here and use code BRUNCH under "course name".
Your child's favorite characters come to life at this interactive bagel breakfast. Mother Goose will be joined by special readers from our preschool and JCC community.  We will also have some surprise guest readers.  Children will receive an autograph book to collect signatures from our resident characters, readers and surprise guests. 

Who Tells Your Story? Hands-On Resume Workshop with JEVS Human Services
Monday, December 4 | 7:30pm

This event is FREE
Transform your resume from drab to fab and learn how to make your resume a standout at this hands-on workshop led by job coaching professionals from JEVS Human Services.  For 75 years, JEVS Career Strategies has been providing a guided approach to career change for those in all stages of career transition. They help individuals of all ages find meaningful, satisfying employment through tools and processes to unlock and present their own skills, abilities and interests. In addition, they have many employer connections and can assist with job placement for qualified jobseekers.  If you have one, please bring a copy of your current resume.

Israeli Olympic Dream Comes True | Arik Zeevi, Israeli Olympic medalist
Wednesday, December 6 | 7:30pm
This event is FREE
Arik Zeevi is the only Israeli athlete to compete in FOUR different Olympic games.  Zeevi won the bronze medal in Judo for Israel in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In addition to his Olympic bronze, Zeevi won nine medals at the European Championship over the course of his career. He also won the silver medal in the 2001 World Championships. Born and raised in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bnei Brak, at the age of 14 Zeevi became Israel’s youngest ever judo national champion. Today, Zeevi is a motivational coach and sports promoter and is dedicated to giving more young Israeli athletes the opportunity to pursue their Olympic dream. Presented in partnership with the Israeli-American Council.

Uncork Your Creativity - DIY Craft for the Holidays
Thursday, December 7 | 6:30-8:45pm

Tickets: $50 Members | $65 Guests. Use registration code / course name: GPWKSHP. Click here to register.
Register by November 22.

Join us for a night of wine and design. Tap into your inner artiste as you create magnificent painted glassware under the watchful eye of professional glass painter, Kristy Peters. You will learn to use layers and tools to make a fun and festive design. Examples will be shown for inspiration so you can follow the design or come up with your own. Create 2 beautiful glasses for your own home or to give as a gift for Chanukah.  No experience is necessary and all materials, including glasses, will be supplied by the instructor.  This is a BYOB event. 

2017 Hanukkah Extravaganza - Magic Show & Latke Bar
Sunday, December 10 | 1-3pm

Tickets: $5 per person. Children under 2 are free. To register, click here and use code HANUKKAH under "course name" (we will accept all spellings!)
Prepare to be wowed and amazed by the magic of Magic Jack, one the region's top magicians.  Enjoy a 45 minute magic show followed by…wait for it…the Philly area's biggest and best LATKE BAR ever.  Channel your inner Martha Stewart as you create your own gourmet latke masterpiece from over 18 savory and sweet toppings. Also new this year is the first Human Dreidel game EVER (not confirmed but we are pretty sure)! This is the final day of the Book Fair.