Non-profit

Philadelphia Jewish Voice

Website:

pjvoice.org/

Location:

Wynnewood, PA

Tax ID:

20-3134867

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Formation:

2009

Philadelphia Jewish Voice is a left-of-center Jewish online newspaper that reports on American and Israeli politics.

In its first issue, the Philadelphia Jewish Voice explained that it intended to answer a demand for a left-leaning Philadelphia Jewish newspaper to counter the allegedly conservative Jewish Exponent. It claimed to be “loyal to the ideal of a free and safe Jewish homeland in Israel” as well as to America and the “liberal construct [sic] of openness, liberty, fairness, and concern for the less fortunate.” [1]

Background

Philadelphia Jewish Voice was formally incorporated in 2009 according to tax filings with the Internal Revenue Service. [2] However, an old webpage displaying the first issue of the newspaper dates the organization to July 2005. [3] In 2011, Philadelphia Jewish Voice claimed to be receiving more than 90,000 page views per month. [4]

In its first issue, the Philadelphia Jewish Voice explained that it intended to answer a demand for a left-of-center Philadelphia Jewish newspaper to counter the allegedly conservative Jewish Exponent. It claimed to be “loyal to the ideal of a free and safe Jewish homeland in Israel” as well as to America and “liberal construct of openness, liberty, fairness, and concern for the less fortunate.” [5]

Content

Its writers tend to have a favorable view of the state of Israel, despite holding left-of-center views and believing that Republicans push racist and anti-Semitic narratives. [6] [7] [8] Writer Daniel Loeb defended Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) but criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. [9] Ron Klein, the chairman of Jewish Democratic Council of America, rebuked President Donald Trump for saying that Israel would have to “pay a higher price” in the future in return for the United States moving its embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [10]

Another contributor, Deanne Comer, wrote that Jews who voted for Republican candidates in the 2018 midterm elections “fallaciously” believed that the Trump administration had been significantly Israel-friendly compared to previous, Democratic administrations, which she countered. “All US past administrations have reaffirmed Israel’s legitimacy,” she wrote, calling on readers to vote for Democrats and castigating the Republican Party for allegedly engaging in “immoral,” “inhumane,” and “hateful” practices and rhetoric. She introduced the article with the image of the anti-Semitic mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seemingly implying that Republican rhetoric helped contribute to it. [11]

Funding

Since Philadelphia Jewish Voice brings in less than $50,000 per year, it is not required to submit the full Form 990 tax return; instead, it only files Form 990-N ePostcards, which it has been doing since 2009. [12] [13]

References

  1. “Philadelphia Jewish Voice – Volume 1.” PJVoice, July 2005. Accessed November 17, 2022. http://www.pjvoice.com/v1/. ^
  2. “Philadelphia Jewish Voice.” Internal Revenue Service. Accessed November 16, 2022. https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/detailsPage?ein=203134867&name=Philadelphia%20Jewish%20Voice&city=Wynnewood&state=PA&countryAbbr=US&dba=&type=CHARITIES,%20EPOSTCARD&orgTags=CHARITIES&orgTags=EPOSTCARD ^
  3. “Philadelphia Jewish Voice – Volume 1.” PJVoice, July 2005. Accessed November 17, 2022. http://www.pjvoice.com/v1/. ^
  4. “Advertising Policy.” PJVoice, 2011. Accessed November 17, 2022. http://www.pjvoice.com/ads.html. ^
  5. “Philadelphia Jewish Voice – Volume 1.” PJVoice, July 2005. Accessed November 17, 2022. http://www.pjvoice.com/v1/. ^
  6. Loeb, Daniel. “Netroots and Anti-Semitism.” PJVoice.com, Juley 23, 2019. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2019/07/23/net-roots-of-anti-semitism/. ^
  7. Ron Klein. “Trump: Israel Will Pay Price for Embassy’s Jerusalem Move.” PJVoice, August 25, 2018. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2018/08/25/trump-says-israel-will-pay-a-price-for-moving-embassy-to-jerusalem/. ^
  8. Comer, Deanne. “This Election and the Jews of America.” PJVoice, November 5, 2018. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2018/11/05/this-election-and-the-jews-of-america/. ^
  9. Loeb, Daniel. “Netroots and Anti-Semitism.” PJVoice.com, Juley 23, 2019. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2019/07/23/net-roots-of-anti-semitism/. ^
  10. PJV Contributor. “Trump: Israel Will Pay Price for Embassy’s Jerusalem Move.” PJVoice, August 25, 2018. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2018/08/25/trump-says-israel-will-pay-a-price-for-moving-embassy-to-jerusalem/ ^
  11. Comer, Deanne. “This Election and the Jews of America.” PJVoice, November 5, 2018. Accessed November 17, 2022. https://pjvoice.org/2018/11/05/this-election-and-the-jews-of-america/. ^
  12. “Philadelphia Jewish Voice.” Internal Revenue Service. Accessed November 16, 2022. https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/detailsPage?ein=203134867&name=Philadelphia%20Jewish%20Voice&city=Wynnewood&state=PA&countryAbbr=US&dba=&type=CHARITIES,%20EPOSTCARD&orgTags=CHARITIES&orgTags=EPOSTCARD ^
  13. “Annual Electronic Filing Requirement for Small Exempt Organizations — Form 990-N (e-Postcard).” Internal Revenue Service. Accessed November 16, 2022. https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/annual-electronic-filing-requirement-for-small-exempt-organizations-form-990-n-e-postcard ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: March 1, 2006

  • Available Filings

    No filings available.

    Philadelphia Jewish Voice

    325 Penn Rd Unit 105
    Wynnewood, PA 19096