The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia commends the U.S. House of Representatives for voting unanimously to condemn Hamas terrorists for rape and sexual violence on and since October 7. We thank each representative who voted “yes” for loudly and clearly calling out these crimes as weapons of war and reaffirming the U.S. government’s support for independent, impartial investigations of the sexual violence committed by Hamas. We cannot be silent or abstain from addressing violence and abuse against women. We pray for a full recovery, both physically and mentally, for the survivors of these brutal attacks.


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.
For more information, please visit: jewishphilly.org.  

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