JSPAN Board member Babette Josephs was in Harrisburg on June 3 to support civil asset forfeiture reform, endorsed by JSPAN. Currently in Pennsylvania the government can take property it claims is connected to illegal activity, without actually charging the property owner with a crime. Prosecutors and police who make decisions about when to pursue...
Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, one of the Philadelphia region’s most well-known and well-respected religious leaders, was recently elected to be the new president of JSPAN, the Jewish Social Policy Action Network. As of May 1 Rosenbloom succeeded attorney Deborah Weinstein. Before retiring in June of 2014, Rosenbloom was religious leader of...
Long-time JSPAN Board member Bill Epstein, former Director of Communications for the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 1776, and JSPAN Executive Director Rabbi George Stern were in Washington March 8-10, 2015, for the first advocacy training sponsored by Bend the Arc for its chapters and affiiates. As Bend the Arc's Philadelphia...
JSPAN is proud of its strong connections with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Philadlephia, on whose board many JSPAN board members sit. Two JSPAN board members were recently honnored by JCRC: Rabbi David Straus, of Main Line Reform Temple, for completing his service as JCRC board chair, and Daniel Segal for starting his.
In honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, JSPAN once again co-sponsored a Criminal Justice prigram with the Cheltenhm NAACP. Held in conjunction with Arcadia University, the program explored how Philadelphia police are trained to interact with minority youth, especially young men. Audience engagement helped all present understand the challenges...
JSPAN board member, Babette Josephs -- who represented the 182nd District (Center City and South Philadelphia) in the State Assembly, for 28 years -- was recently written up on "...
6/8/2015
Rabbi George M. Stern, Executive Director, Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN)
In the months since the tragedy in Ferguson, MO, and especially since the two grand jury decisions in December, it has been difficult to discern a path leading from the legitimate...
1/31/2015
A Program in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Co-sponsored by Jewish Social Policy Action Network, Cheltenham NAACP and Arcadia University Office of Institutional Diversity...
1/12/2015
The clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch views its salespeople as models, expected to dress in the informal “collegiate” style that they market. When an applicant sat...
1/1/2015
During December of 2014, JSPAN signed on to new amicus curiae briefs submitted in two important cases, one now pending before U.S. Supreme Court and the other before the U.S....
1/1/2015
We are pleased to share with you information on a Last Night of Chanukah Action Against Racism. Sponsored by an ad hoc group of local Jews, Chanukah Action Philadelphia, it's part...
12/22/2014
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