Jewish Student Association (JSA)

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: The Jefferson Jewish Student Association (JSA) was founded with the intentions of: (1) creating and sustaining a strong diverse community for Jewish students among all Jefferson schools while fostering a diverse and inclusive welcoming environment, (2) sharing and explaining Jewish customs and beliefs to the entire Jefferson community, and (3) engaging students in meaningful community service programs involving Tikun Olam (healing the world). To achieve these goals, the JSA connects students with the local Jewish community in Philadelphia, holds several Shabbat dinners during the school year, hosts lunch lectures pertaining to Jewish customs and/or holidays, organizes volunteering opportunities, and works closely with Jewish organizations throughout Philadelphia to connect with Jewish students at other schools across the city. JSA seeks to cultivate a warm pluralistic community and welcomes all students interested in Jewish life and culture regardless of religious affiliation or observance, to participate in events.


Organization Email:

Student Organization Advisor:  David Abraham, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Blueme Life Sciences Building 233 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 21-503-8917