Protest Refugee Deportations at PHL

On January 29th, Jewish Voice for Peace-Philadelphia joined with over 40 other organizations in coalition to protest Trump's executive orders banning all refugees as well as all citizens of 7 majority Muslim countries.  Over 5,000 protesters converged at PHL International Terminal A West (Arrivals) to voice their opposition and to call on all relevant federal, state and local government agencies as well as airlines to follow their conscience by refusing compliance with the racist, inhumane, and illegitimate executive orders.

Chanukah Action Against Racism and Islamophobia

Chanukah Action Against Racism and Islamophobia

On December 29, 2016, JVP Philly members gathered at Mayor Jim Kenney's public Chanukah ceremony, where we formed a human menorah and affirmed our solidarity with immigrants and refugees and our commitment to fighting white supremacy and Islamophobia. We had the opportunity to speak with the mayor, who gave us a shout-out in his speech and promised to maintain Philly's sanctuary city status. 

Here is a video of part of the action:

JVP was included in photos of the event on Phillyvoice.com and Newsworks.com

Canvasing to Stand with Our Muslim Neighbors

Just after the election of Donald Trump, more than 65 people knocked on doors in West Philadelphia to engage business owners and neighbors in conversations about racism and anti-Muslim bigotry. Leaving behind posters reading “Stop Profiling Muslims” in the windows of local businesses, the canvassing was an effort to change the landscape and create welcoming spaces in this moment of particularly heightened violence against Muslims and other communities of color.

Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace - Philadelphia, Tikkun Olam Chavurah, and Congregation Mishkan Shalom.

Protesting RE/MAX's property sales in illegal Jewish settlements

Protesting RE/MAX's property sales in illegal Jewish settlements

On May 24th, 2016, members of Philly JVP and Philly BDS held an action outside of a RE/MAX real estate office on S. 2nd Street to protest RE/MAX Israel's listings in illegal settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.  We are asking real estate agents and offices to sign on to a letter to RE/MAX CEO demanding that RE/MAX stop profiting from the occupation by forbidding RE/MAX Israel's settlement sales. . . 
 

Protesting the Jewish Federation's Gaza War Stance

Protesting the Jewish Federation's Gaza War Stance

On August 8, 2014, amidst Israel's destructive summer assault on the Gaza Strip ("Operation Protective Edge"), members of JVP Philadelphia occupied the lobby of the Jewish Communal Services Building on Arch St. in Center City, Philadelphia, which houses the offices of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia...

We Divest National Day of Action 2014 at Williams-Sonoma

We Divest National Day of Action 2014 at Williams-Sonoma

On July 9, 2014, JVP Philly observed the We Divest National Day of Action by staging a demonstration in front of the Williams-Sonoma location on Broad St. in Center City, Philadelphia. The purpose of the demonstration was to request that the store deshelve Sodastream. Coming as it did amidst Israel's summer assault on Gaza, the action drew a small pro-Israel counter-protest, which stimulated some local press coverage...

Petition Against PA Senate Bill Condemning Academic Boycott

Petition Against PA Senate Bill Condemning Academic Boycott

In March 2014, JVP Philly initiated a petition campaign against Pennsylvania State Senate bill SR 279. The resolution, sponsored by State Senator Anthony Williams very likely at the behest of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), condemned the American Studies Association (ASA) for endorsing the academic boycott of Israel and dangerously conflated criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. See the full text below...

We Divest National Day of Action 2013 at TIAA-CREF Offices

We Divest National Day of Action 2013 at TIAA-CREF Offices

On July 16, 2013, JVP Philly observed the We Divest National Day of Action by demonstrating in front of the TIAA-CREF offices in downtown Philadelphia in support of JVP's ongoing campaign to get the financial services giant to divest its holdings from Occupation-linked companies...