Burt Siegel served as the long-time Executive Director of the Philadelphia Jewish Community Relations Council until his retirement in 2008. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He is the past president of the National Association of Jewish Community Relations Professionals and the Community Relations Executive Directors Association. He has been honored by the NAACP, the Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors, B'nai B'rith Educators, Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and the Japanese American Citizens League. Burt also serves as the Faith-Based Coordinator for CeaseFire PA, an anti-gun-violence organization.