Philly K-8 Public Schools Open House List

  by Baiyina Brown   It’s that time of year again.. time for parents to start thinking about schools for their soon-to-be kindergartners, high schoolers, and in-betweeners who need a change.  Philly is brimming with schools, but therein lies a challenge… how do parents navigate the Philly school landscape?   Our recommendation is that you begin with your local catchment […]

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Weekender: Harry, Alice, Archeology and Opera! by Baiyina Brown

From Alice to Harry, from opera to archeology… this weekend is chock full of great options for families in Philadelphia: Friday: Opera on the Mall  Opera on the Mall presents a big screen broadcast of Verdi’s classic La traviata on Friday. Bring a blanket and swoon under the stars to Verdi’s operatic masterpiece at the Independence National Historic Park. Gates open at […]

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Philly Kid Weekender…

Looks like we’ll have some gorgeous weather this weekend, so most of our offerings are outdoors! Friday: Shabbat Family Happy Hour  Open invite to join Mishkan families for snacks, drinks, art activities and games for the kids. Dinner is a potluck, so bring a dish to share. Families who are interested can stay for “Shabbat Under the Stars” starting at […]

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My Children are Mourning…

Given the horrific massacre in Charleston and the subsequent church burnings, my first and most visceral thoughts are for the individuals and families targeted in those acts of terrorism. My heart, mind, and body are weary with grief, but I realize how shallow that sentiment sounds. Wrapped up in that grief, comes trauma from the unending list of racial violence […]

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