You Be The Judge

National Council of Jewish Women Greater Philadelphia Section invites you to take part in an extraordinary experience:

• Take a free crash course on how our federal judiciary works, and how vital it is to our way of life.

• Hear the Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, Senior Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, share her inside views.

• Play the part of a federal judge on a panel, and discuss and decide on an important case

. • Discover ways to ensure that lifetime appointments to the federal bench will be fair, independent, and diverse.

Register online by Oct. 13:

Why Progressive Jews Should Oppose Gorsuch for the Supreme Court

Purim approaches, and so does the hearing and vote for the president’s choice for a lifetime seat on the highest court in the land. Our 45th president, as imperial and out-of-touch as Ahasuerus (ex-wives! beauty contests!), displays a callous disregard for constitutional values, separation of religion and state and the importance of a fair and independent judiciary. Like the courageous Mordecai and Esther, we cannot afford to stay silent when we see a clear threat to liberty, equality and justice for all. That’s why progressive Jews should be speaking out to say that Judge Neil Gorsuch is wrong for the Supreme Court. [Read more…]