The Mission of Democratic Jewish Outreach PA

DJOP’s mission is to support Democratic candidates running in Pennsylvania who best reflect Jewish values, including: Tikkun Olam, assisting the less fortunate, treating strangers and foreigners with kindness, and equality for all.

Since forming DJOP in 2008, we have proudly supported federal Democratic candidates who advocate for a woman’s right to choose, gun safety, a clean environment, campaign finance reform, health care and quality education for all, and a strong and secure Israel. The main tool we use to assist candidates is running ads in Jewish and high-circulation, non-Jewish media and digitally, expressing the support of the Jewish community. We run print and online ads in the Jewish Exponent, Philadelphia Jewish Voice, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Morning Call, The Centre Daily Times, Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle and StateCollege.com thanks to generous funding from our supporters.

We will continue to raise our voice in the public arena and to provide opportunities for productive exchanges of views within our community. To engage with us, follow us on Facebook, and email us (demjewishoutreachpa@gmail.com). We also publish an e-newsletter; visit bit.ly/DJOP-Subscribe to sign up.

With gratitude for the support of the Jewish community for our efforts and determination to fight on for a just society,

David Broida (Founder)
Bill Epstein (Founder)
Brett Goldman (Founder)
Burt Siegel (Founder)
Jill Zipin (Founder and Chair)
Harvey Freedenberg
Steve Irwin
Adam Kessler
Dina Lichtman Smith
Sharon Perelman
Martin Raffel
Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom
Nina Rosenthal
Rabbi Joshua Runyan