Connecting 20s / 30s to something they find meaningful

We Take On The Challenge

We are here to engage 20s/30s adults who have a Jewish connection in our city.

We are here to enrich their experiences, build community, and help them sustain a Jewish life long into the future.

Leaders Trained

Matchmaking Coffee Dates

Unique Participants Each Year


Tribe 12 Events

  1. Tribe 12 does Dollar Dog Night

    April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Startup Nation in Philly – The Local Innovation Story

    May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. First Thursday Happy Hour

    May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Makers Market

    May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. 8th Annual Tribe 12 Fellowship Launch Night

    May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Values

Here's What We've Learned...

For the majority of our constituents, their relationship with being Jewish is complicated and evolving. 20s/30s cannot be told what to do or what to believe—it has to be natural, self learned, and affirmed by trusted peer networks. Tribe 12 acts as a guide for those willing to walk with us, especially because we believe there is no right way to be Jewish—it is a personal path and each one is unique. Tribe 12 wants people to choose to walk that Jewish path for themselves. We do believe that the path is a progression from engagement—the initial steps, often in starts and stops—to Jewish connection; through enrichment when a person makes a conscious choice to do something Jewish that requires commitment and higher level Jewish thought; to empowerment when a person has transcended partaking in Jewish behaviors that can be turned on and off, to a state when Judaism is consciously and unconsciously integrated into the essential components of their life—partner, peers, place, profession, and purpose.

Our Strategy

Pie chart showing one third "Connect to larger Community", "Engage through Tribe 12" and "Enrich through Tribe 12"Our programming strategy needs to provide a three pronged entryway to Jewish life and community through engagement, enrichment, and referral to best serve our mission.

Tribe 12’s roots are in engagement — creating low barrier opportunities to “do something Jewish” and be part of a Jewish community. This is essential to our mission and success, yet to ensure a well rounded programming strategy that can meet the needs of EVERY 20s/30s we encounter, engagement must be paired with meaningful enrichment opportunities for those who wish to “level up” on their Jewish path and targeted referrals for constituents who may be best served by other opportunities in the Jewish community. By being equally committed to programming and opportunities along the full spectrum of potential Jewish entry points we are able to truly meet our constituents where they are and get them to the right place at the right time on their Jewish path.

Strategic Partners

Board of Directors

Rabbi Bonnie Goldberg, President
Craig Blackman, Esq., Vice President
Edward Rivkin, Treasurer
Frank Lindy, Secretary

Rabbi Howard Alpert
Judge Harold Berger
Michael Cohen, Eq.
Rachel Dukeman
Caroline Fortin*

Matt Handel
Jamie Hartman*
Richard Lee
Stacey Pass Prieto
David Rose
Sherrie Savett, Esq.
Chad Stender
Lori Turner*
Benjamin Weinraub*

*Alumni of a Tribe 12 program