Jewish Student Association (JSA)

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None

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:

President: Liat Cornog, Jefferson College of Biomedical Sciences

Vice President: Polina Ferd, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Dean Granot, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary: Micheal Kaufman, Jefferson College of Health Professions

General Board Member: Benjamin Richter, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor:

John Cohn, MD, Professor, Director, Department of Allergy & Immunology
1015 Chestnut Street, Suite 1300 | 215-955-7410