Young Friends

Young Friends in their 20s and 30s, single of married, generally without children, come together to have a good time and bridge our Jewish background with our personal interests. Events take place at RS as well as locations throughout Philadelphia. Programming includes: Social gatherings, jewish learning, social justice and tikkun olam.
Young Friend Chairs:
Matt Sutin ([email protected]), Lindsay Gordon (

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 7:45pm

Following Shabbat evening service, join Young Friends for a Shabbat dinner and schmoozing at the home of Lindsay Gordon and Eli Neuman. Register at For more information, contact Lindsay Gordon.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 7:30pm

Conversation with Rabbi Eli Freedman about the week's Torah portion on select Thursdays at 7:30 PM at The Institute Bar (549 N. 12th Street). For more information, contact Matt Sutin or Leah Temple.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:30pm

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Discussion led by Bob Bierman

Open to all members and prospective members, ReadRS is an opportunity to connect with each other and share ideas through lively discussions of books over wine, cheese, and other nibbles.  Join in and help us select books of  interest you would like to read -- fiction or non-fiction, serious or humorous, controversial or not -- that not only provide "a good read" but also help us explore the meaning and experience of being Jewish, past or  present, in America and around the world. Bring a snack or beverage to share.

Chair: Ben Zion Friedman ([email protected]) and Stacie Evans ([email protected])