Democratic Jewish Outreach PA (DJOP) was started in 2008 by David Broida, Bill Epstein, Brett Goldman, Burt Siegel, and Jill Zipin. DJOP is a collective Jewish voice to speak for the principles which many of us cherish and would like to see more strongly represented in our national government. We are a PAC that stands shoulder to shoulder with Democratic candidates who embody the shared values of Equality, Justice, Freedom, and Democracy. We then lend support to these candidates through advertisements in various media outlets.
DJOP runs speaker events which also raise money for our PAC. We have had many notable speakers including: Governor Ed Rendell, Congressman Jamie Raskin, Congressman Brendan Boyle, Jef Pollak, Dave Daley, Saul Shorr, State Rep Jennifer O’Mara and Dick Pollman.
Since DJOP was formed in 2008, we have proudly stood for a women’s right to choose, freedom from gun violence, a clean green environment, and campaigns powered by ordinary people-not corporations. We have also promoted the ability of people to pursue the American dream through affordable healthcare and education. As well, we have always supported a strong and secure Israel.
The current leadership of DJOP consists of the five original founders, along with Nina Schwartz Rosenthal, Dina Lichtman Smith, Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom, Martin Raffel, and Adam Kessler. To learn more about the leadership team, visit our Leadership page.