Jewish Federation’s Government Affairs Committee galvanizes our members and partners to advocate for policies that affects Jewish families, our community and Israel.


The Government Affairs Committee develops relations with elected officials, advises on matters of concern to the Jewish community, and advocates on legislation that is relevant to our community. We frequently partner with other Jewish Federation departments, agencies and groups to magnify our impact.

National issues we have recently tackled include proposed changes to federal charitable giving regulation, Medicaid and SNAP block grants. In Harrisburg, we have advocated for legislation on Holocaust education and hate crimes, for the state food purchase program and for education tax credits.


Through advocacy and action, members of the Government Affairs committee can have a real impact on issues they care about. Join the committee or attend our events and you’ll learn how to advocate for Federation and the Jewish community. Hear about the issues from experts, acquire strategies for dealing with elected officials, and create and execute action plans.

To find out more, contact Robin Schatz at rschatz@jewishphilly.org or 215.832.0654