Investing in Underrepresented Communities


The Jewish Federation is proud to support and advocate for underrepresented groups, such as Jews of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and others. 

Striving to help members of these groups access important services, resources and connect with their Jewish identity fuels the Jewish Federation in supporting endeavors through Tribe 12, HIAS Pennsylvania, the Jewish Relief Agency, KleinLife, Mitzvah Food Program and the Jewish Community Relations Council. 

According to the Jewish Federation’s 2019 Community Portrait survey, of Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia:

  • 1 in 10 include a Jew of color, where an adult identifies as Hispanic, Black, Asian or another race
  • 1 in 10 include someone who identifies as LGBTQIA+
  • 17% of Jewish adults were born outside of the United States
  • 6% are Russian-speaking and 2% are Russian-only speaking


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