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 talking about all things voting, starting with an update on the millennial outlook for the upcoming midterms, followed by a conversation on the local Philly political landscape with Jewish Exponent reporter Joshua Needleman and finally we’ll honor Gertrude Elion, the Nobel Prize winner who overcame discrimination to save lives.

And in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary, we’re sitting down with political strategist Larry Ceisler to discuss what it’s like to be Israel’s PR representative, the challenges of remaining nonpartisan in an increasingly partisan world and his advice for young Jews who are seeking a career in Philly politics.