Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is committed to providing essential resources to the entire community during the international crisis caused by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. We are coordinating with all Jewish-affiliated organizations, schools, synagogues and agencies in the region to assess and address emerging needs. This page will be kept updated with resources and important information.

Donate today to help us serve the most vulnerable among us. Your support is already making its way back into our communities. Read about the COVID-19 relief grants made so far by our Emergency Response Committee here.

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Given that this is a public health crisis, our most important sources of information are:

If you or anyone in your community has a medical concern related to COVID-19, please call 1-800-722-7112; this is a 24/7 and free helpline staffed by medical professionals.

Philadelphia City Resources:

  • Philadelphia COVID-19 website
  • Philadelphia’s Text Update Service: Text COVIDPHL to 888-777
 to enroll for factual and timely updates from the City of Philadelphia

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Faith & Communal Leaders

  • JFNA’s COVID-19 Resource Page includes resources for institutions.
  • JFNA also prepared this document to provide guidance to the Jewish professional community on managing through COVID-19.
  • This document from the Department of Health and Human Services lists best practices for faith-based and community leaders.

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Jewish Federation Events Policy

In an abundance of caution and care for our community members, we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all Jewish Federation events until further notice, following all national, state and local guidelines. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at future events.