The Director of Synagogue Programming

What a wonderful start to this year already filled with exciting events and programs geared towards all ages and of all different types, set up to keep you coming back for more.  Here is what to look forward to in the month of October in terms of synagogue and youth programming happening this month and beyond. 

In conjunction with Federation, the High Holiday food drive will come to an end concluding with Sukkot.  This will also bring the return of Sababa and Allen Krantz, starting Friday, October 20, supported and sponsored a half hour before services by TBI’s very own Committees and Social Groups. We round off October with our Artist-in-Residence, Mordechai Rosenstein, from Tuesday, October 24, through Sunday, October 29, 2017, working with various groups and providing different types of painting programs while he shares various aspects about his life.  Join us for the main event on Saturday night, October 28, from 6:45pm - 9:45pm, at “Painting and Pinot” ($36/advance; $40/door) where Mordechai will entertain as attendees make unique acrylic paintings throughout the evening. For more information about this event, or the other events happening throughout that week, please reach out to the Program Director.   

Just a reminder about some of the other big events happening this year worth mentioning at this time: the Maccabeats November 19; Music Café Live December 16;  the Annual Gala: “Rock the Block” February 10;  the TBI Musical March 8, 10, & 11, and Israel’s 70th Birthday celebration on May 6, 2018, which will include the entire Jewish Community in and around Greater Philadelphia.  We hope you will join us at these celebrations and many more throughout the year!   

In terms of TBI YOUth, we started our year building up membership for groups like Kadima, Jr., Kadima, and USY.  Please make sure to go onto the TBI website, click on the Community link, then go to Youth Groups, click on that link to learn more about the different Youth Groups we have here at TBI, or hover over that link which will then give you the option to click on the link for TBI Youth Groups Membership Forms, and complete the form to sign up your child/ren as members of TBI YOUth to receive discounts to events throughout the year! 

With the implementation of a Youth Director and USY Chapter Advisor working in conjunction with TBI YOUth Committee, the rest of the calendar planned for this year is going to keep you coming back for more! 

We have “Pizza in the Hut” for Sukkot on October 8, where students on grades 3-12 can join us to make their very own Pizza Pie to eat in the Sukkah and celebrate this holiday together.  Other upcoming events include the Maccabeats November 19; 76ers Jewish Heritage Night in conjunction with the Men’s Club on Monday, December 4; Ice Skating January 7; Superbowl Hoagie Hunt February 3-4 and Purim Carnival February 25; and USY Regional Prom at TBI on Saturday night, March 3.

Check out a copy of the combined Regional and Chapter events on the TBI website and calendar to view more of what’s happening with Kadima, jr., Kadima, & USY.