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.

Israel Independence Day
When Israel has a birthday, Jews in Greater Philadelphia party all month long.

Celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday at City Hall, under the billowing Israeli flag. Stop by anytime between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and public officials for a pop up celebration packed with Israeli music, candy, giveaways and so much more! Join us and tell your friends and family about this event by using #Israel71Philly.

Event Details

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Paine Plaza, across from City Hall
On JFK Blvd between Broad and 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.