The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is anguished and outraged by the senseless violence in Las Vegas. As we begin the new year, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire Las Vegas community today.

Also, see our response to recent natural disasters and how you can help.

Statements by Pennsylvania Elected Officials on Charlottesville

August 22, 2017

Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.

On August 16:
“President Trump’s weak response to a domestic terror attack is troubling. This is not an issue of ‘both sides.’ White nationalists and neo-Nazis staged a hateful rally in which one person was killed. These racist groups must be held fully accountable and those that hold this hateful ideology must be unequivocally condemned.”

JCRC Condemns White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

Dear Friends,

Together with you, we are deeply troubled by the events in Charlottesville this weekend and mourn the loss of innocent lives due to the violence. Our prayers are with the individuals wounded in the car attack and we hope they find healing and comfort in the days ahead.

Roger Waters Coming to Philadelphia

August 7, 2017

Dear Friends,

Roger Waters, the iconic lead singer from Pink Floyd, will be in Philadelphia this week for three concerts. He is currently on a nationwide tour of some 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada.

Apart from his music, Waters is known for political activism that he regularly incorporates into his performances. Waters addresses a number of issues but, most prominently, he has become a well-known advocate for the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement (BDS campaign) against Israel.