Souper Sunday

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

We bring soup. We buy bowls. We raise money for the Mitzvah Food Project. We share soup and bread. We dance to Klezmer music. We hear from MFP guests. We pack leftovers. We deliver to Face to Face. We do all this together. We can ONLY do this together. We need bringers and helpers. If you can commit to both, please do. 

Join Jewish Children's Folkshul for our annual Souper Sunday event as we build community, fight hunger, and eat soup. Event benefits the Mitzvah Food Project and Face to Face. (Note: this is not a kosher event and there are vegetarian options.)
Souper Sunday: February 4, 2018
Snowdate: February 11, 2018

Folkshul is gearing up for our annual Souper Sunday fundraiser and we need YOUR help. We will create a “Soup Kitchen” on Sunday, February 4, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in the Cafeteria. Classes will dismiss at 11:20 AM and parents will accompany their children to retrieve their decorated bowls/mug from outside the Cafeteria. Waiting in line is part of the experience as we imagine for a moment what it was like when the soup line was the only access individuals and families had to food.

We need YOU to make this event happen. Folkshulers make the soup at home, help heat it up at Folkshul, take shifts serving soup to the rest of the community, help pack up extra soup, and drive it over to Face to Face. (We also have jobs available for non-soup-makers - sign up quickly if you'd like a "bring bread and butter" slot!)

On Souper Sunday, your donation of $10 per person or $25 per family of three or more gets you unlimited soup, and supports the Jewish Federation's Mitzvah Food Pantry. We take any extra soup to Face to Face in Germantown, a dining room and support center for those in need. Then, in March, some of our Folkshul classes will use the money raised on Souper Sunday to purchase groceries and help stock the MFP shelves. 

Please take a moment NOW to sign up for your soup and help commitments: http://







Due to the rainy weather forecast, our annual Folkshul Community Sukkot Celebration will take place indoors tomorrow morning, at our usual location at Springside-Chestnut Hill Academy. Please note that this event begins at 10:30 AM, instead of our usual 10:00, to give our teachers and assistants enough time to set up the activities for all to enjoy. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow! 

Adult Purim Party - March 25th, 2017

Purchase your tickets using the Paypal link below or in person at Folkshul each Sunday morning.

Donate an item or service to our amazing auction... see info below to make a donation or volunteer.

Parking and location specifics also located below.

Join the Jewish Children's Folkshul and Adult Community for the 2017 
Purim Party and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 25
6:30 - 10 pm
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
500 W. Willow Grove Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
$45 in advance
$55 each/$100 couple at the doorCash, Credit or Checks Accepted
Great Food! Fabulous Auction Items! BYOB!
Live: Stone Age Rock Band!
Outrageous Costumes Encouraged!Non-Traditional ReTelling of the Magillah!
*The Purim Party is a Fundraiser for Adults OnlyAll proceeds of the Purim Party support Folkshul’s scholarship fund. 
Download and print or email copies of this generic solicitation letter to request donations of goods or services (think about what you'd want to purchase at an auction).
Any questions, diet or accessibility needs, email

Advance Tickets


Campus Map with parking details

Mugs Wanted


Mugs wanted! Please consider donating to Folkshul any unwanted, dishwasher-safe coffee mugs you may have cluttering up your cabinets. In an effort to make our Sunday morning community coffee habit more environmentally sustainable, one of our wonderful members has volunteered to organize the washing and schlepping of reusable mugs. 

Oh Chanukah Oh Hanukkah: This Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Folkshul

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Sunday, December 11th at Folkshul for our community Chanukah celebration. All are warmly welcome: bring friends, grandparents, neighbors to enjoy this community festival.

Bring your appetite, enthusiasm, and your dancing shoes. Classes meet as usual at 10:00 AM, with a brief community program in the auditorium. Then the party starts at 11:15 AM with live music by The Leevees duo, performing songs from their “Hanukkah Rocks” repertoire. Remember to bring cash for you and your children: lunch and desserts will be cash only, with laptops by Eric and wills by Harriet offered once again. All proceeds graciously donated to benefit Folkshul.


Parents please make sure you sign up to bring an item for the HIAS donations to support recent refugees; sign-up lists were emailed to individual classes. Bring your items with you this Sunday!


Please help us spread the word by fwding this email and attached flyer. 


With much thanks from the Folkshul Chanukah Committee.

Sukkot - Sunday, October 16th

Meet at Ft. Washington State Park, Group Tenting Site D. Bring family, neighbors, friends. Welcome our newest families, help decorate the Sukkah; music, crafts, picnicking. Bring blankets/chairs to sit on, small gourds and other cool stuff to hang, picnic snacks or lunch. Long pants recommended. Celebrate this autumn festival in one of our area’s most beautiful natural landscapes! See attached flyer for directions.


The forecast looks great, but in case of sudden bad weather, please check your email to confirm location.



Pre-Sukkot Camping Saturday Night 10/15, from 5 PM.  Wake up to our Sukkot program in the morning and s’mores for breakfast! Please reply to  Abbe Longman if you are planning on joining in. See attached flyer.

Sustainability Fair - This Sunday, May 15th

Upcoming Folkshul Sustainability Fair, Sunday, May 15: 

Please save the date for our much anticipated Sustainability Fair. This will be the culminating activity of our two years of focus on raising the bar on our knowledge, actions and influence on human effects on Earth, for our children and community.  Our kids will be exhibiting their class projects (and need an audience), our parents, as well as outside representatives from various organizations and businesses, will also be sharing their areas of interest/expertise. If you know of a resource that would like to exhibit, please let me know mindy.blatt at Everyone welcome.


Art Miron covering Si Kahn's "Lady Of The Harbor"

Art Miron covering Si Kahn's "Lady Of The Harbor"