Sunday, March 1: Folkshul Purim Celebration & Carnival

Sunday, March 1: Folkshul Purim Celebration & Carnival – All Community! Join the fun!

10:00 Hamantaschen for sale, mini- hamantaschen snack for all kids

10:15 Sunday Fundays (note early start, Moonbounce at 11:00 AM)

10:30 Purim Celebration in Auditorium: all community - costume parade, music, 2nd and 7th grades performing AND our always entertaining Assistants!

11:30 CARNIVAL: booths and games, facepainting, DJ, Moon bounce, prizes, hot dogs for sale!


Friends and Family Welcome!

Costume Parade!


$10 per family suggested donation.


Thank you for a Super Souper Sunday!

Thank you to all who participated in making our Souper Sunday a Souper Douper Success. Whether you brought soup, bought soup, or served soup, this was truly a collaborative community event. Folkshul raised over $1,000 to buy food for the Mitzvah Food Pantry! And, as one member pointed out: the soup we made was not only unbeatable – it was unrepeatable. A perfect blend belonging uniquely to this year’s families and friends, who came together to learn from, enjoy, and inspire one another. And a big shout-out to Rob Wexler for overseeing the big day!

Folkshul’s 2015 Adult Purim Party and Silent Auction













Join us on Saturday, March 7 at the Folkshul’s 2015 Adult Purim Party and Silent Auction!

This festive fundraising bash is open to all adult friends who want to support Folkshul and celebrate with us! (Why should the kids have all the Folkshul fun?)

Invite your family and friends (especially any prospective members) to come along!

  • Great food! BYOB 
  • Fabulous auction items! Class baskets, door prizes, raffle and more!
  • Live rock music of the 60’s - 80’s by the Stone Age Rock Band!
  • Creative retelling of the Megillah (Purim story), in keeping with our non-traditional way of honoring traditions!
  • Outrageous costumes are highly encouraged!

WHEN: Saturday, March 7 from 6:30 to 10:30 pm

WHERE: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 W. Willow Grove Avenue, in Chestnut Hill - building 16 on campus map below

TICKETS are available at the door for $55 each/$100 per couple.

Any questions? Please contact

Souper Sunday 2015

Parents, please pick your children up at their classrooms at 11:30 AM; bring them up to the hallway, outside the cafeteria, to find and “purchase” their mugs/bowls and make your donation.

Please be patient and expect to wait in the soup line, as a family, and note the significance of this experience.

If you cannot escort your child, please give donation to teacher (younger children) or child (older children).

Dismissal will be at 12:30 PM.  All Folkshul Community is welcome to attend and share.

It’s not too late to sign-up to help and/or make soup for the big event! Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this whole community project, as we eat soup and break bread together to benefit the Mitzvah Food Project. We will recreate a “soup kitchen” experience for our kids, as families line up for soup! Klezmer Band, led by Dave Kutzik, will provide the music. Cost for lunch is $8/person or $20/family.

Fundraiser Nets $6000 for Scholarship Fund

Our 2014 Purim Party, held on March 15th, raised over $6000 to benefit the Folkshul Scholarship Fund. Thanks to Laura Richlin and the rest of the outstanding team that put this together!

InterfaithFamily Philadelphia visits Folkshul

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, Wendy Armon, Director of InterfaithFamily, Philadelphia, visited Folkshul and met with our teachers to discuss how we welcome interfaith families into our Community. She also attended June Goldberg's Bat Mitzvah and took a tour of our school. We learned a lot from each other during her visit and she was VERY impressed with our teaching staff and assistants.

Please read her blog written immediately after her visit. Click on the link  If you are interested in "joining" InterfaithFamily, check out their website: