Jewish Federation Affinity Groups: Enhance your Jewish Journey and the Jewish Community


Come together with your peers to make a connection and give back to your community. Whatever your age or interest, there’s a place for you at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.  

Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE)

JFRE brings real estate professionals together to learn, network, hear from the brightest minds in the business — and make the community a better place. At breakfasts, educational programs and the annual Legends and Leaders roundtable event, JFRE convenes members to develop their leadership skills, listen to top speakers, find out about new venues and development projects, and learn about meaningful opportunities to donate and volunteer.  

Members’ $1,000+ annual contribution to the JFRE Fund or the Jewish Community Fund supports camps, food pantries and safe house, upgrades older adult housing facilities and gives life to other flagship capital projects in Greater Philadelphia and Israel. Join your peers to Carry the Light in Greater Philadelphia. For more information, contact Rachel Sigman: or 215-832-0513.


Looking for an energetic community of informed, compassionate peers? Want to find out how you can have an impact, here in Philadelphia and around the world? NextGen is a group of dedicated and passionate Jewish people ages 21 to 45 who want to build their Jewish community as they build their families and careers. They gather at social events, volunteer together to make Philadelphia a better place, and even travel together to learn about Jewish communities around the world and help those in need.

Play a role in shaping the future. Get involved with a volunteer project. Attend a networking happy hour, Shabbat dinner or wine tasting. Advocate for social justice. Travel to Israel or overseas on a mission. NextGen can help you find a way to connect that feels right for you. For more information, contact Melanie Gerchberg: or 215-832-0852.

Women’s Philanthropy

Women’s Philanthropy engages women at every stage of their life and career in making the world a better place. They build and support Jewish life for today and for generations to come. Through donations and hands-on community service, they help people in need and keep Jewish life strong and vibrant. They travel together, volunteer together, learn together and party together at events that forge meaningful connections between like-minded women.  

Stay on top of issues affecting the Jewish community so you can become an informed leader among your peers. Get the inside story about Jewish Federation dollars at work, at home and overseas. Be part of a generous group of women who raise $6 million annually for Jewish Community Fund-supported programs and services. For more information, contact Marni Davis: or 215-832-0859.

Women of Vision

Women of Vision, Philadelphia’s Jewish Women’s Foundation, transforms the lives of Jewish women and girls in Greater Philadelphia and in Israel by funding innovative programs that create long-term change. Through advocacy efforts, Women of Vision educates its more than 500 members and the general public about issues like equal pay for equal work and sex trafficking. At events, members grapple with challenges faced by girls and women, such as gun violence and college campus issues.

Every woman has a vote in choosing how the funding is allocated each year. Women of Vision’s work together not only strengthens our community at home; through our grant making we also build connections with women and girls in Israel. By empowering Jewish women, Women of Vision ensures the continuity of Jewish values and the strength of the Jewish community. For more information, contact Iris Leon: or 215-832-0549.

Health Care Network

The saving of a life is among the highest of Jewish values. The Jewish Federation’s recently revived Health Care Network is a group of health care professionals and community members who care deeply about this mitzvah, seeking to make a difference in the quality of life in our region.  

The Health Care Network sponsors stimulating programs of broad interest on subjects relating to health care developments, medical and surgical achievements, entrepreneurship and ethics. In fact, the affinity just hosted an inspiring event in partnership with Beth Sholom Congregation — an expert panel discussion about the medical miracles highlighted in the book Miracles We Have Seen: America’s Leading Physicians Share Stories They Can’t Forget. For more information on the Health Care Network, contact Bob Seltzer: or 215-832-0535.

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