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Dismantling Antisemitism - A Series of Education, Advocacy and Action Words Matter – We don’t know what we don’t know…and then some. Program Description: How many times have we used words or sayings that we learned somewhere and didn’t know or think about the original meaning or intention? How often are the words “antisemitism”, “anti-Zionism”, […]
Today’s top stand-up comedians sell out arenas, generate millions of dollars, tour the world, and help shape our social discourse. So, how did this all happen? The History of Stand-Up chronicles the evolution of this American art form – from its earliest pre-vaudeville practitioners like Artemus Ward and Mark Twain to present-day comedians of HBO […]
Food Americana is the inside story of how Americans have formed a national cuisine from a world of flavors—from lox and bagels to sushi, tacos to pizza, and on and on—and how that process continues today. Each chapter concludes with a classic recipe. It’s a riveting ride into every aspect of what we eat and […]
Calling all Camp Shalom campers and their families! Calling all PJ Library and PJ Our Way families! Come join us for a private event at Lucas Brothers Farm (3229 Ferry Rd. Bellbrook, OH 45305) Wander through the straw maze, watch the farm animals and run around at the children's play area. Bring a flashlight to […]
As we continue to live with the challenges of COVID, we can turn our attention from survival to learning and growing from the difficulties we continue to encounter. Drawing on teachings from the Mussar tradition (ancient Jewish system of spiritual development), we will explore what can be learned from the struggles of this time. How […]
Parenting with Sanity & Joy: 101 Simple Strategies In this collection of readily actionable tips, parenting mentor Sue Groner distills the best parenting wisdom into one easy-to-read book, providing simple, fun, and effective guidance. Parenting with Sanity and Joy will help parents feel more confident as they navigate one of the most important roles they […]
Do you like to read, but don’t have time, so you prefer short stories? Have we got a new program for you! Once a month, or every so often, read a Jewish short story (and we mean short), and come to a follow-up discussion. You will make new friends, renew your current friendships, and deepen […]
Back by popular demand, JFS is hosting another Drive Thru Mitzvah Mission! Help us feed guests at St. Vincent de Paul's shelters and provide donations of high need items for Daybreak. Prepare frozen, unbaked macaroni and cheese casseroles following the required recipe and directions below. Purchase items from the high needs list from Daybreak. Drive […]
Proof of Life: Twenty Days on the Hunt for a Missing Person in the Middle East Daniel Levin was in his New York office when he got a call from an acquaintance with an urgent, cryptic request to meet in Paris. A young man had gone missing in Syria. No government, embassy, or intelligence agency […]
The Memory Monster Written as a report to the chairman of Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust, our unnamed narrator recounts his own undoing. Hired as a promising young historian, he soon becomes a leading expert on Nazi methods of extermination at concentration camps in Poland during World War II and […]
Join Israeli chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov live from his home kitchen in Philadelphia as he uses seasonal ingredients to prepare “root to stem,” zero-waste dishes that honor sustainability, Jewish cuisine, and the stories behind our favorite recipes. The chef-owner of Philadelphia’s award-winning Zahav, Solomonov offers the JCC Movement a sampling of his unique, innovative cultural and culinary perspectives. Ingredients provided in advance, so you can cook along […]
Meetings with OSHIPP Counselors are by appointment only. Please call 937-610-1555 to schedule an appointment.
The Upstander: How Surviving the Holocaust Sparked Max Glauben's Mission to Dismantle Hate Holocaust survivor Max Glauben is on a mission—to outlast hate, to preserve memory, and to compel the world to embrace tolerance. The stench of decay pierced the air aboard the boxcar of trapped Jews. “Why me?” fifteen-year-old Max asked himself, as a […]
This Magnificent Dappled Sea Two strangers―generations and oceans apart―have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that lead us to one another. In a small Northern Italian village, nine-year-old Luca Taviano catches a stubborn cold and is subsequently diagnosed with leukemia. His only […]