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...
On October 27 JSPAN bestowed its annual Social Justice Award on Maureen Pelta and Alan Feldman for their community justice work. Maureen Pelta is chair of Liberal Arts and Art Education and Professor of Art History and Curatorial Studies at Moore College of Art and Design. She is also president of the Moore Federation of Teachers. For many years...
Rabbi Steve Gutow, CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), flanked above by JCRC Executive Director Adam Kessler and JSPAN Executive Director Rabbi George Stern, addressed JSPAN‘s 2014 annual spring meeting on june 8, co-sponsored by the JCRC. His talk, “We Shall Move Mountains: Faith as an Engine for Realizing Social Justice,"...
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
We are very proud of our accomplsihments in 2014--and appreciative of the support so many of you gave us. Here is a sample of what we have done in the past twelve months:We...
12/8/2014
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