About Us

Our mission statement:

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC), working individually and collectively with others, represents Pennsylvania’s Jewish communities before state government and with other Pennsylvanians. Jewish values guide the PJC’s focus on issues of importance to these communities, including public policy initiatives and funding and regulation of the delivery of human services.

What we do:

  • represent Jewish communities in Pennsylvania through local Jewish Federations and community representatives;
  • educate, communicate and advocate for Jewish communities living and working in the Commonwealth;
  • educate state government officials about the issues, concerns and needs of Jewish Federations and communities throughout the Commonwealth;
  • educate Jewish communities about Pennsylvania state government and resources available to help improve their quality of life;
  • create and enhance the tools to help local Jewish Federations and communities by providing resources and assistance to help themselves and their own respective communities;
  • act as an information liaison between the Pennsylvania Jewish Federations and communities, on the one hand, and Pennsylvania elected and appointed officials, on the other, assuring two-way communication on legislative and administrative priorities of interest to the Jewish communities;
  • advocate for Jewish Federations and communities to advance a state-wide legislative agenda and assist in the legislative efforts of the respective communities around the Commonwealth; and
  • strive to ensure that the voice of the Jewish federations and communities are heard in the promotion and movement of legislation and policy decisions to improve the quality of life for the impoverished, individuals with special needs, struggling families, the elderly, and our children.

The Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition (PJC) seeks a better quality of life for ALL Pennsylvanians.