At this interpretative seder, storytellers will share what freedom means to them through personal stories, reflections, and performance - which they work closely with partner organization First Person Arts to develop - in place of the traditional retelling of the Exodus narrative. As always, participants will enjoy good conversation with friends old and new around the table where everyone will share a little food, a little music, and have access to the Museum's newest special exhibition, "Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music." Storytellers include Stanford Thompson and Rabbi Arthur Waskow.
Thrive. Dream. Lead. Join ArtWell on April 19, for an evening of celebration and community as they recognize visionary leaders who transform our world and inspire us all through arts, education, and social action. The evening will include dynamic youth and artist performances, a cocktail reception, delicious hors d'oeuvres from 12th Street Catering, and a ceremony celebrating 2018 honorees Councilmember Helen Gym, international artist Joe Brenman, and youth poet and activist Kadidja Cisse. Previous ArtWell Award recipients include esteemed poet Sonia Sanchez and acclaimed director Spike Lee. The 2018 ArtWell Awards will take place on Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History, across from Independence Mall and within view of the Liberty Bell (101 S. Independence Mall East). Honoring: Councilmember Helen Gym - Visionary Leader Award. City Councilmember, Chair of the Committee on Children and Youth, civil rights advocate, and community and education leader. Joe Brenman - Miki Young Artwell Leader Award.International sculptor and artist, and longtime ArtWell Teaching Artist-in-Residence. Kadidja Cisse - Student Leader Award. ArtWell student leader, poet, performer, and youth activist. Event info and tickets: theArtWell.org/ArtWellAwards. Funds raised from the 2018 ArtWell Awards support ArtWell's mission to support young people and their communities through multidisciplinary arts expression, education, and creative reflection to celebrate their strengths, thrive while facing complex challenges, and awaken their dreams. Since 2000, ArtWell has had the honor to work with hundreds of amazing partners including schools, libraries, diverse faith-based organizations, and health and social-service providers to serve an average of 1500 students per year across the Greater Philadelphia Region. For more information or to become a sponsor: Rae Pagliarulo, Rae@theArtWell.org, 215-386-7705 Ext. 7.
In honor of Israel70, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival's CineMondays 2018 series will close the season with two screenings of "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel." This warm and inspirational documentary follows Team Israel as they compete in the World Baseball Classic for the first time in history. With a lineup of Jewish American Major League ballplayers, "Heading Home" celebrates the triumphs of a little team that could - and did - pave the way for future generations of Israeli ballplayers who aspire to win the World Baseball Classic for their homeland. -5:30 PM Screening: General Admission - $15 -8:00 PM Screening (*includes post-film panel discussion and reception): General Admission - $20