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.

The women of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia had a ball this fall, and we have the pictures to prove it!

On October 10th, Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy held its annual Lion of Judah event, with a twist: In response to requests to accommodate working women’s schedules, this year’s Lion Lunch was a dinner! Almost 200 guests attended to hear from our keynote speaker, broadcaster Jenna Wolfe, who discussed her experiences growing up Jewish in Jamaica and Haiti. Co-chairs Danielle Weiss and Ellen Golder Saft presented the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland award to Lyn Neff for creating our Mitzvah Food Program and for her generous philanthropy.

Our Jewish Federation is proud to have welcomed several new Lions of Judah as a result of this event, which raised over $500,000 for our Jewish communities.

Joan Garde (who generously sponsored the speaker’s fee) with keynote speaker Jenna Wolfe

Women’s Philanthropy Chair Jodi Miller, Jenna Wolfe, Honoree Lyn Neff and Board Chair Susanna Lachs Adler

Event Co-chairs Danielle Weiss and Ellyn Golder Saft

Robyn Neff, Roy Neff, Lyn Neff, Phil Neff and Katie Neff

Women’s Philanthropy board members Jamie Klein and Rebecca Kirshner

On October 30th, the Women of Vision affinity group at the Jewish Federation hosted their fall event at WHYY studios in Philadelphia. The sold-out evening brought together an intergenerational group of change makers to learn more about the group’s work and to take part in a thought-provoking conversation with filmmaker Sara Hirsh Bordo. Attendees also had the opportunity to catch a preview of an educational video from CeaseFirePA, an organization that was provided crucial funding by a Women of Vision grant.

Phyllis Finkelstein & Joanne Schell (event co-chairs), Sara Hirsh Bordo (featured speaker), Naomi Adler (Jewish Federation President & CEO), Marcy Bacine (Women of Vision Chair)

Jewish Exponent reporter Liz Spikol interviews Sara Hirsh Bordo

Ivy Mermelstein, Penni Blaskey and Kathy Elias

Kelly Dalsemer, Tracy Ginsburg and Bryna Berman

Judith Ginsberg and Rabbi Lynnda Targan

 

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