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20 National Jewish Organizations Speak Out on Ending Gun Violence 

On Monday, 20 major national Jewish organization–including all four religious denominations of Judaism–released an open letter outlining our collective principles for ending gun violence in the U.S. and calling for immediate action. Read the full letter.

  • Reform Jewish teens lead mobilization on gun violence prevention; focus on March 24th March for Our Lives in Washington and around the country. Click here to learn more.
  • Read Rabbi and JCPA Vice Chair Neal Borovitz’s Times of Israel article on gun violence and the Megillah of Ester.

 

Roy Waterman Joins JCPA’s Criminal Justice Initiative as Project Manager

“You may be aware of the many flaws in our current criminal justice system. Our quest to dismantle and recreate our criminal justice system begins with the language we use when we describe those who have broken the norms of society. The language we have grown accustomed to using can be dehumanizing to formerly incarcerated people, and generates a social mindset lacking in empathy. We can and must do better if we are to build support for changing the system.” Click here to read Roy’s first blog post, The Language of Engagement on Criminal Justice Reform. Click here to read his bio. If you are interested in partnering on engaging the Jewish community in criminal justice reform, contact Roy at RWaterman@thejcpa.org.

Jewish NGOs Team Up to Stop Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya People

To raise awareness and mobilize in response to ongoing atrocities, the newly formed Jewish Rohingya Justice Network organized a webinar offering listeners a firsthand account of Burmese military’s brutal ethnic cleansing campaign. We also discussed actions the Jewish community can take to provide humanitarian aid to Rohingya refugees and help stop the ethnic cleansing.

Advocate for the passage of the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act (S. 2060). Send a letter to your senators urging them to cosponsor the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act by clicking here.

JCPA Endorses Rally to End Racism on National Mall

JCPA is officially sponsoring the the National Council of Churches’ ACT to End Racism Rally in Washington, D.C., on April 4, marking the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination in 1968. By joining this initiative, JCPA and our partners are committing to finish the work of eradicating the entrenched racism and racial inequities that grip our nation. For more information, click here.