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Six Ways We Disagree About Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 3, 2018

By David Bernstein | The New York Jewish Week | In recent months, American Jews have become even more polarized around Israel. One of the biggest challenges in conducting constructive conversations about and reducing conflict around Israel — or any contentious issue, conflict resolution theory holds — is pinpointing the exact nature of the dispute. Here are…



JCPA Expresses Disappointment on Passage of Israel’s Nation-State Bill

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 19, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its profound disappointment in the Knesset passage into law of the Nation-State. We are concerned that this new law undermines Israel’s vibrant democracy comprised of diverse religious and ethnic groups. JCPA has worked tirelessly to affirm the central value of Jewish unity and…



Hundreds of Jewish Organizations Join Together to Urge the Administration to End “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 21, 2018

New York, NY – Today 350 national, state, and local Jewish organizations—including the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox movements—sent a joint letter urging the Administration to immediately rescind the “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This practice forces authorities to separate children from their migrant parents because there are laws protecting immigrant…



JCPA Urges Administration to End the Family Separation Policy and Uphold Our Nation’s Values of Family Unity and Justice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 13, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly condemns the Administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant families at the US’s southern border. To amplify the voice of the Jewish community and speak out against this policy, JCPA and ADL sent a letter signed by 26 national Jewish organizations urging…



The Chinese American Community Today

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2018

Tune in to JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to…



JCPA Adopts Resolution Supporting Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) adopted a resolution on Israeli-Palestinian coexistence authored and introduced by the Orthodox Union and the Union for Reform Judaism at JCPA’s annual conference in April. Throughout its history, JCPA has worked to advance peace and understanding between Israel and Palestinians. Committed leadership on both sides…



Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 22, 2018

Throughout its history, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has worked to advance peace and understanding between Israel and the Palestinians. Committed leadership on both sides is essential to achievement of that goal. As an organization devoted to relationship-building, we know that a strong grassroots foundation for such peace is equally important, built through…