The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns hate speech in our community and throughout the world. When anti-Semitic hate speech was expressed by Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill, we immediately took action with national and local partners. We have and will continue to condemn comments that reject the state of Israel and the Jewish connection to our homeland.

Women of Vision is the permanent Jewish Women's Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. We bring women in our community closer together and empower them to help Jewish women and girls through advocacy, education and grant making.

One of the first foundations of its kind in the nation, Women of Vision was founded in 1994 by a group of visionary women who sought to support social justice by becoming change-makers. Today, Women of Vision has welcomed well over 550 members who have donated assets totaling more than $2 milli0n. We have distributed nearly $1 million to 38 nonprofit organizations.

Guided by Jewish values, Women of Vision strives to build a world in which Jewish women and girls are empowered to achieve their full potential through access to opportunities for social, economic, and personal growth.

Through our advocacy efforts, we educate our members and the general public about issues such as sex trafficking and equal pay for equal work. At our events, we grapple with challenges faced by girls and women, including gun violence and life on college campuses. We not only raise awareness, we find hands-on opportunities to take action.

Through our grant making, we directly support members of our community by funding programs and organizations that foster long-term change, particularly in the areas of health and safety, empowerment, and economic security.

Every member of Women of Vision is encouraged to participate in educational opportunities to learn more about topical or timely issues facing women and girls, and each member has an equal voice in choosing the programs we support with our funds.