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Monday, Oct 9, 2023

We are excited to share several of our fall programs that celebrate the rich heritage and culture of the American Jewish community. From our thought-provoking special exhibition to engaging lectures, concerts, and interactive events, this season promises to be a time of inspiration, learning, and unity for visitors of all backgrounds. Stay tuned for more events and details.


Now through December 31 | Special Exhibition
The Future Will Follow the Past: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz offers a visually striking commentary on the state of America today. Works explore transformative changes the country has experienced since 2020, addressing racism, antisemitism, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and more.

Thursday, September 28 | I Could Nosh Book Release with Jake Cohen and Mike Solomonov
Celebrity foodie influencer chef, Jake Cohen, will celebrate the highly anticipated release of his sophomore cookbook, I Could Nosh. In this program Cohen will be joined on stage by Philadelphia’s own James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov.


Tuesday, October 10 | Weitzman Book Club: Journey into the Jewish Deli
Comics artist and deli aficionado Ben Nadler discusses his new book, The Jewish Deli: An Illustrated Guide to the Chosen Food with journalist, humorist, and Jewish deli historian Ted Merwin.

Thursday, October 12 | Oscar Nominated Stranger at the Gate Premiere and Panel
The Philadelphia premiere of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Stranger at the Gate will be followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by Marty Moss-Coane featuring key figures from the film Bibi Bahrami, Richard “Mac” McKinney, and filmmaker Josh Seftel.

Sunday, October 15 | Family Day
We’re excited to partner with Perelman Jewish Day School and Jewish Learning Venture for an event tailored to families with children aged 2 to 5. Enjoy a morning of interactive exploration, educational activities, and bonding time as we create memorable moments together.

Wednesday, October 18 | Jewish Catalog at 50: The Revolutionary Manifesto of DIY Judaism 
 The Jewish Catalog was a groundbreaking publication that revolutionized Judaism, captivating the hearts and minds of a generation. Explore the Catalog’s origin and profound impact on American Jewish life.
In partnership with Penn’s Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 

Thursday, October 19 | Secret Chord Concerts & Talk Back with Nefesh Mountain
Get ready for an evening of soul-stirring melodies and foot-tapping Americana at this unique live recording of Nefesh Mountain in concert. 


November 9 | Heroism, Humanity & Hope
Ari Mittleman, author of Paths of The Righteous, leads a discussion with two individuals he showcased who stood up for Jews in the face of antisemitism: Lt. Aston Bright and Olga Meshoe Washington.

November 11-18 | Film Festival
The Weitzman proudly co-presents Philadelphia Jewish Film & Media’s 43rd Fall Fest, a week-long series celebrating cinematic and digital Jewish storytelling.

Tuesday, November 14 | Weitzman Book Club: Jews, Lakota, and an American Inheritance
Author Rebecca Claren will discuss her new The Cost of Free Land: Jews, Lakota and an American Inheritance with activist and award-winning actor Sarah Podemski.

Thursday, November 16 | Piyyut Rising National Premiere
Hear new takes on sacred Jewish music from the Middle East and North Africa. Led by Rabbi Yosef Goldman and Yoni Battat.



Sunday, December 3 | Holiday Kick-Off for Families
We will ring in the holiday season with an afternoon of performances, crafts, and gallery activities. The African American Museum of Philadelphia, Jewish Learning Venture, and eTeaches365 are partners.

Saturday, December 9 | Hanukkah Concert
Celebrate Hanukkah with international Klezmer sensation The Honorable Mentshn featuring Clarinetist Michael Winograd, who will be joined by the fabulous Berlin-based Yiddish songstress Sasha Lurje.

Tuesday, December 12 | Weitzman Book Club: Boston Chocolate Party
Bestselling author Rabbi Deborah Prinz explores the fascinating intersection of Jews in the chocolate trade, the American quest for independence, and Hanukkah’s freedom message, as found in her books The Boston Chocolate Party and On the Chocolate Trail. Discover unique ways to celebrate Hanukkah 2023, coinciding with the 250th anniversary of The Boston Tea Party.

Saturday, December 16 | 30th Anniversary Screening of Schindler’s List

Commemorate Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award®-winning masterpiece with PJFM and The Weitzman as we share this unforgettable story on the big screen, reminding us that one person can make a difference even in the darkest of times. 

Monday, December 25 | Family Day
Our annual all-day family party!