DJOP Endorses Marc Friedenberg for Congress

Marc Friedenberg is our best choice for the US House of Representatives (PA 12th.): He supports healthcare for all, a clean environment, an economy that works for everyone, commonsense gun laws and a strong, secure Israel. He is a faculty member at The Pennsylvania State University and a graduate of Penn State’s College of Information…

Response to Muslim massacre in New Zealand

We at  DJOP are horrified and saddened by the deaths this week at the Muslim Mosques in New Zealand. As Martin Luther King so eloquently said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” We believe when one House of God is under attack, we are ALL under attack. The Muslim community was attacked simply due to their religious beliefs and their faith.…

Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting from DJOP

Democratic Jewish Outreach PA is saddened and horrified by the shooting at the Tree Of Life synagogue that killed 11 people, including a Holocaust survivor in Pittsburgh, PA. DJOP sends its heartfelt sympathy to all of the families and victims impacted by this tragedy. A toxic brew of anti-Semitism and easy access to guns resulted…

DJOP Urges Congress To End ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

The Steering Committee of the Democratic Jewish Outreach of PA (DJOP) today urged the state’s members of Congress to demand an end to the “humanitarian crisis” created by the Trump Administration’s taking of children from their parents at the nation’s southern border The DJOP is a federal political action committee (PAC) formed in 2008 to  support…

A Successful Evening With Bob Casey

Last Thursday evening we were thrilled to host Senator Bob Casey in the home of Jill Zipin. We raised funds to support his reelection bid in the fall and in addition to giving some remarks, the senator answered a few questions from those in attendance. The importance of youth involvement was stressed along with combating President Trump’s agenda and supporting Israel.…

Grassroots: The Key To Winning

By Jill Zipin, cofounder of DJOP and member of DJOP’s Leadership Team We were very fortunate to have Congressman Jamie Raskin and Congressman Dwight Evans speak at our recent event. We were happy to see so many old and new faces. Both Congressmen spoke of the importance of grass roots organizing efforts to get out…

Statements from Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Saltz, DJOP’s Endorsed Candidates for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

On Friday, October 27, Democratic Jewish Outreach PA (DJOP) announced its endorsement of Wendy Rothstein and Jeff Saltz for Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in the PA General Election being held Tuesday, November 7, 2017. We are taking special interest in this year’s judicial races because of the substantial role the courts have nationally and…

Progressive Economics and Capitalism Are Allies, Not Enemies

By State Senator and PA-7 Congressional Candidate Daylin Leach The preamble to our Constitution says that we are to strive to “form a more perfect union.” The key word in this passage is “more.” We are to be in a constant state of improvement. Perfection will always elude us. America will always have problems. It…

It Can Happen Here

By Burt Siegel President Trump’s pitiful statements about the violence in Charlottesville re-ignited the debate concerning his attitudes about the Jewish people. In defending Trump, his supporters often point to the fact that his daughter Ivanka married a modern Orthodox Jew and converted to Judaism. However, this ploy continues to have little sway, as Trump…

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