A Shout-Out to Philly’s Collaborative

Philadelphia’s young Jewish adult scene, and along with it the Collaborative, has come along way since 1997.

from Jewish Exponent:

A Collaborative Evolution

Fourteen years ago, the late Annabel Lindy had a vision. She wanted to create some sort of platform to connect Jews in their 20s and 30s. It didn’t matter what form it took; in fact, she reportedly believed, it should change with the times to meet that generation’s needs.

Perhaps that concept more than Lindy’s initial funding contributed to the growth and evolution of the Collaborative, today one of the largest Philadelphia-area young adult groups among at least nine serving every niche from frum to barely Bar Mitzvahed.

The Collaborative, which has no affiliation with any religious movement, operates a year-round calendar of events targeted at singles, couples, women, men, the gay community, arts enthusiasts, sports lovers and more.

In the past year and a half, the nonprofit has undergone noticeable transformation with reorganization under the Tribe 12 umbrella group, the re-branding of its LGBTQ outreach, a new partnership with Birthright Israel NEXT and, more recently, a complete turnover of the programming staff.

You can read the complete article in Philadelphia’s Jewish Exponent.