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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…



American Jews Speak Out Against Gun Violence in Open Letter

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 23, 2018

To coincide with the March for Our Lives, JCPA releases open letter signed by broad coalition of Jewish groups calling for an immediate and comprehensive end to gun violence. New York, NY — Ahead of the March for Our Lives, a broad coalition of 20 national organizations from across the Jewish community—including the Reform, Reconstructionist,…



How American Jews Can Help End The Arab-Israel Conflict

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 14, 2018

By Cheryl Fishbein New York Jewish Week March 13, 2018, 5:35 pm I recently returned from a Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations trip to the United Arab Emirates and Israel. I came away with one sweeping conclusion: The Arab-Israel conflict, as we once knew it, is over. You read that right. Notwithstanding a…



Jeff Wice, SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 7, 2018

Jeffrey M. Wice is a Fellow at the SUNY Rockefeller Institute of Government  where he directs  a statewide census and redistricting program and is a leader in New York  Counts 2020 a census complete count effort. He has over 35 years of experience working in redistricting, voting rights and census law and is considered a…