(PAST) Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 PM,

Main Line Reform Temple 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood, PA 19096 Click here for a map/directions.

More than 30 rabbis gathered for (a dairy) lunch in the sukkah to join in a conversation about our hopes and goals for the greater Philadelphia Jewish community.  Leading the conversation was Federation CEO, Naomi Adler, who openly discussed the “big questions” regarding our community with Rabbis Joshua Waxman and Robyn Frisch – and many other members! 

About the speakers:

Naomi Adler, an attorney who specializes in non-profit management and fundraising, became the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in May of 2014. Prior to this position, Naomi was the President and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam for six years.  Leading one of the largest and most impactful Jewish Federations in North America, Naomi is focused on mobilizing financial and volunteer resources to successfully address the Jewish community’s most critical priorities in Philadelphia, Israel and around the world.

Rabbi Robyn Frisch is the Director of InterfaithFamily/Philadelphia.  After practicing as a corporate lawyer in a large Philadelphia law firm for several years, Rabbi Frisch was ordained at HUC-JIR in 2000 and has served as the spiritual leader of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai, the oldest synagogue in northeast Philadelphia, since 2008. She loves teaching and helping to make Judaism come alive for individuals, couples and families and empowering them to make Jewish rituals, practices and teachings a valuable part of their lives.

Rabbi Joshua Waxman graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 2003 and has served as rabbi of Or Hadash: A Reconstructionist Congregation since 2004. He has served on the faculty of RRC in the Department of Biblical Civilizations and as a director in the Spiritual Direction program for rabbinical students. He was a featured columnist for the popular Virtual Talmud series on Beliefnet.com, is the current Rabbinic Chair of the Bux-Mont Kehillah, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia.

Email Abby at AWeinberg@BorPhillly.org for more information.