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.

In honor of the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia aims to encourage multi-dimensional engagement with Israel by all members across our diverse communities. This year, we are proud to support multiple programs hosted by the Orthodox community in the Greater Philadelphia area to inspire engagement with Israel’s abundance of Torah scholarship.