Golden Slipper has a diverse range of charitable programs we provide to service our community. Our members run these programs directly through various committees and boards. If you would like to get involved and be hands-on with one or more of our programs visit our Become a Member page or Contact Us. We also invite you to learn more about our programs by attending one of our Special Events or Committee Meetings.
Golden Slipper Camp
Golden Slipper Camp is an overnight summer camp nestled in the Pocono Mountains, providing a top-notch camping facility that fosters a multi-cultural environment while embracing Jewish traditions and values. Generous scholarships are available providing children an opportunity to enjoy a summer experience of a lifetime.
Every summer, over 600 children ages 7-15 and 100 professionally trained staff from around the world, converge on Slipper's 600 wooded acres to experience the most memorable summer imaginable. Each camper and counselor brings his or her own unique background, character, and style to help make Golden Slipper Camp a fun, diverse and exciting place.
Golden Slipper Center for Seniors
Golden Slipper Center for Seniors, a full service senior center and Golden Slipper on the Main Line, the best in life-long learning on the Main Line, are two premier programs under the auspices of Golden Slipper Club & Charities dedicated to providing rich and varied classes and activities to older adults and seniors.
The Center's mission is to provide seniors a place to meet new friends, eat a nutritional lunch and enjoy program that will make you feel like you're home away from home. We want our seniors to be active and live independently for as long as possilbe.
Slipper Scholarship Program
One of Golden Slipper Club & Charities many philanthropic activities is the investment in the nation's future, today's college students. Slipper believes the leaders of tomorrow deserve a chance to have the financial burden of tuition reduced. This program provides 1-year College scholarships (at a minimum of $2,000 per scholarship) to help ease this burden that students and their families face with the high costs of a College education.
Since the early 1940's "Slipper Scholarship Program" has awarded scholarships to outstanding students, many of whom themselves have become leaders in the Philadelphia regional community in which they live and work which is one of the goals of our Scholarship program - to reinforce with our "Scholarship Recipients" the importance of community commitment.
Annual Seder Dinner
Each year, Golden Slipper Club & Charities, in partnership with the Passover League of Philadelphia, hosts a community-wide Passover Seder for more than 600 seniors and others who otherwise would have no place to go to honor the holiday. They get to enjoy an evening of friendship, entertainment and a delicious traditional Seder dinner. Click here to see video of last year's Seder. Click here to find out how you can help host this wonderful event!
A convoy of buses and vans brings our guests from throughout the region for one of the biggest Seders in the Philadelphia area. Many Golden Slipper Club members, including members of the Seder Committee, participate in this hands-on evening.
Human Needs & Services
HUNAS provides emergency assistance to families and individuals who are in desperate need in the Philadelphia region. When Golden Slipper Club began in the 1920's, its early members gave money to families in dire need of necessities, like coal, food, and clothing. While our giving has diversified since then, this direct intervention for emergency need still inspires our members to get involved.
Cases that the Committee handles vary, but their common thread is the inability of the recipient to obtain a vital product or service. In most cases the Committee provides assistance through a grant or, preferably, by approaching Golden Slipper members or others to either donate the needed item or provide it below or at cost.
Challah Delivery Program
This program allows our members to deliver Kosher food and challah bread every Friday to Jewish patients at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital providing them comfort and friendship in a most difficult time for both the patient and their families. Some training required.
One of our members is a Para Chaplain at the HUP and he thought this idea would be a great way to help the Jewish patients at the hospital feel better - particularly over the Jewish holidays. He used our Charitable Projects Grant Program to get the funding needed to turn his idea into reality!
Charitable Projects Grant Program for Members
As a member of Golden Slipper, if there is a charitable project that you are aware of or have your own charitable idea that you would like to implement to help the local, national or international community, Golden Slipper Club & Charities will provide funding up to $5,000 per project to make it happen. Become a member of Golden Slipper and get started on your own project to help the community!