Gershman Y



401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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About Us:

We enlighten, we educate, we entertain. We are, we must say, well known for it, a cherished Philadelphia institution. After all, we've been doing it for 85 years.

We are The Gershman Y, a dynamic regional center for Jewish arts and culture.

We have a history of bringing the avant-garde to Philadelphia, from Andy Warhol to e.e. cummings and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to the Martha Graham Company.

Today, The Gershman Y is a cultural beacon, offering fine art and film to classes and theater. We bring people together for almost 150 programs each year. (Whew!)

Where should we begin? Perhaps at the Borowsky Gallery, which has earned a reputation as an art space devoted to innovative, thought-provoking shows of interest to Jewish audiences and the wider cultural community. The Open Lens Gallery is one of Philadelphia's few art spaces dedicated to fine-art photography.

You might know us for the critically acclaimed Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. Now embarking on its 30th year, it is the second longest running series of its kind in the United States, exploring the diversity of the Jewish experience as portrayed independent feature films and documentaries from around the globe.

Or perhaps you have taken advantage of one of our many Cultural Arts Programs You can find intellectual stimulation at The Joseph P. Sobo Sunday Brunch Series, popular author talks or lectures. Who else but The Gershman Y offers classes ranging from cooking to opera?

For your entertainment, past shows have included the cabaret, Everything The Traffic Will Allow: The Songs and Sass of Ethel Merman by Klea Blackhurst and By Strouse, a musical revue of the songs of composer Charles Strouse.

We welcome your toddlers for yoga lessons or to learn to love music. And we bring the community together at Community Shabbat dinners, City Style Fashion Show, Latkapalooza.

We enjoy creating unique events for our diverse and engaged community. We are pleased when you meet your friends and neighbors to laugh together, to applaud a great performance, to chat over dinner, to think about something old in a whole new way.

We are The Gershman Y.

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Category: Organization : Arts & Culture \ Cultural Organization \ Performing Arts
 
Religion: Jewish - Just Jewish
Community: Philadelphia  

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Dream Interrupted: Race In America Then & Now
Half a century after the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and in the last year of a two-term African-American president’s administration, racism continues across the U.S. in various forms, as....
February 16 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Playing For Life
This new weekly series on Wednesday from January 27 through March 2 has been designed especially for older adults who want to sustain or strengthen memory and cognition, to socialize, and to have fun!....
February 17 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: Did Jew Know? Obscure, Amusing & Indispensable Jewish Contributions to the World
The Gershman Y’s Director of Programs, Sahar Oz, leads this international tour of lesser-known Jews who have made remarkable impacts in various fields. Bring your lunch and learn. Perfect for trivia....
February 18 2016
12:30 PM - 1:30 pm
401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

JIFF (40s & 50s): StorySlam at L’Etage
A StorySlam is an invitation to share five minutes of life in a room full of people who appreciate a well-told tale. Join us at Philly’s best cabaret at 624 Bainbridge St., as 10 audience....
February 23 2016
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
624 Bainbridge St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Playing For Life
This new weekly series on Wednesday from January 27 through March 2 has been designed especially for older adults who want to sustain or strengthen memory and cognition, to socialize, and to have fun!....
February 24 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
401 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

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