The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia commends Governor Shapiro for making it clear that institutions of higher education have a responsibility to protect Jewish students. This is an issue that affects college campuses nationwide, but we have also seen an alarming number of antisemitic incidents at colleges in the Philadelphia region since October 7. While it is the institution’s responsibility to uphold the standard that there is no place for antisemitism or hate on its campus, as a community we must also speak out to show that there is zero tolerance for these behaviors and actions. 


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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