The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia strongly condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran’s brazen attack on Israel in its attempt to cause chaos and terror in the region. For the first time since the Gulf War in 1991, a sovereign nation directly attacked Israel. Together with the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, we stand resolute in our support for the Israeli people’s right to defend themselves, and we are immensely grateful for the unity shown by the United States government and Israel’s allies to thwart 99% of the over 331 cruise missiles and drones launched at Israel. Though the attack was largely contained, it is a stark reminder of Iran and its proxies’ intent to destroy Israel and harm the Jewish people.

In Greater Philadelphia, we are in close contact with local law enforcement and our security partners to ensure that our Jewish community is safe and protected. There is zero tolerance for any attempts to use this attack to sow hate and threaten the Jewish community.


Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the hub of the region’s Jewish communities, providing an infrastructure of support for Jewish people and organizations in need. Through grants, emergency funding, restricted gifts, endowments, and our partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, we invest more than $61 million each fiscal year to care for those in need, combat antisemitism and global crisis, and strengthen Jewish identity.

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