Statement on DeSean Jackson: The anti-Semitic comments displayed by DeSean Jackson on his instagram are deeply offensive and disturbing. These words have been used for centuries to support the vilification and extermination of Jews. As a representative of our city, we call on DeSean Jackson to stop spreading hate and bigotry and to become better educated about anti-Semitism.

Each year, approximately $1 million of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish Community Fund comes from two very important sources: Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowments (PACE) and Lion of Judah Endowments (LOJE).

PACE (Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment) Fund

If you make an annual gift to the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Fund, you may want to consider creating an endowment that will fund that yearly gift for generations to come. You can set up a PACE, a permanent named endowment fund, with a minimum gift of $25,000.

Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) Fund

A woman who is a Lion of Judah can endow her annual gift to Jewish Federation of $5,000 or more by establishing a LOJE, ensuring that her support for the Jewish community continues even after she is gone. A Lion of Judah creates a LOJE by establishing a minimum fund of $100,000 or more in her name, during her lifetime or by putting a bequest in her will.

By endowing her gift, she joins a long honor roll of women who have elected to take this step to sustain Jewish life. A LOJE may choose to enhance her Lion of Judah pin by adding a flame, known in Hebrew as or l’atid, to recognize this eternal commitment.