Pennsylvania has some of the most gerrymandered political districts in the country. JSPAN has long supported the creation of an independent redistricting system to restore...
2/21/2016
Edward Hoffman
- What do you do for a living? Right now I’m retired, but for 20 years I was fortunate to be an elected public official.  I’m a social worker by background, so before that...
2/18/2016
JSPAN President Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom
Writing in the Forward, J. J. Goldberg challenges Jewish organizations to develop an agenda that reflects the concerns of the community today.   JSPAN fits the...
2/18/2016
I am most grateful to Minister Rodney Muhammad for this opportunity to bring greetings from the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN) here in Philadelphia. I am especially...
1/20/2016
Edward Hoffman
- Tell me about AccessMatters, your employer. AccessMatters works to transform access to sexual reproductive health.  We are a non-profit based in Philadelphia.  We...
1/20/2016
Hebrew scripture tells us that the early Jews created one of the world’s first systems of social welfare.  We left part of our harvest to the poor (Leviticus 19:9), and in...
1/20/2016
The JSPAN Board recently met at the Shop Rite on Fox Street to learn about the community-centric work of Jeff Brown, President and CEO of Brown's Super Stores, and Atif Bostic,...
12/17/2015
Ken Myers, one of JSPAN's founders, had the following letter pubnlished in the Inquirer. Ken also spoke at our November 22 program on Campaign Finance and Resdistircting. JSPAN...
12/17/2015
JSPAN Executive Director Rabbi George Stern
In 2014, $174 million in “dark money” flowed into political campaigns. Experts expect double that in 2016. Marco Rubio has spent almost none of the money he has raised on TV ads,...
12/17/2015
Edward Hoffman
This interview first appeared in our December Newsletter. A full copy of the newsletter can be accessed in the Newsletter tab above.- Jonathan, what do you do for a living? I’m...
12/16/2015