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.


This month we’re taking a Jewish lens to the classic fall staple, the Pumpkin Spice Latte; we’re checking in on the status of the relationship of Diaspora Jews and Israel with the new Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Isaac Herzog; and we’re sharing the surprising story of how the famous French mime Marcel Marceau saved Jewish children from the Nazis.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with the founder of the enormously popular Honeygrow restaurants, Justin Rosenberg, to discuss his innovative model of combining healthy food with touchscreen technology, his vision for the future of casual dining and the hidden Torah messages found in Honeygrow’s name.