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2014 SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
Every year the Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN) presents its Social Justice Award to one or more deserving honorees in the community. We are excited to be co-chairing the event this year, which will honor two exceptional individuals: Maureen Pelta and Alan Feldman. The award will be presented at a reception at the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 27, 2014.
Dr. Pelta, Chair of Liberal Arts, and Professor of Art History and Curatorial Studies at Moore College of Art and Design, has generously contributed her expertise for many decades as volunteer Chair of the annual Mordechai Anielewicz Creative Arts Competition. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the competition encourages middle and high school students to study the Holocaust and respond through creative expression.
Attorney Feldman is Co-Managing Partner of Feldman Shepherd Wohlgelernter Tanner Weinstock and Dodig and a former Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association. During his tenure as Chancellor in 2006, he introduced the “Raising the Bar” campaign which continues to raise substantial funds to help provide access to justice through free legal services to the needy in our community.
The honorees' achievements uphold the mission of JSPAN, which provides a progressive voice in the Jewish community on domestic policy issues. JSPAN’s goal is to advance equality of opportunity for all in our pluralistic society; to protect the Constitutional liberties and civil rights of Jews, other minorities, and the vulnerable; and to engage in tikkun olam, repairing the world, by applying Jewish ethical teachings to social justice challenges through education and advocacy.
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Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to seeing you on October 27.
Ruth Laibson, Jill Zipin, Marlena Kleit, Harris Devor, Elliott Feldman, and Ezra Wohlgelernter, Co-chairs