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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 27, 2017

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…



Prevent Harmful Cuts to Jewish Social Services

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 15, 2017

Jews UNITE to Prevent Harmful Cuts to Health Care to Jewish Social Services and Millions of the Most Vulnerable Sign the petition to show senators that the Jewish community opposes the American Health Care Act.  Signatures needed by June 24, 2017! The Senate is fast-tracking a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like…



JCPA Condemns Shooting of Congressman Scalise

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 15, 2017

New York, NY -The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the senseless shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and several capitol police during baseball practice yesterday.    We pray for the full recovery of all victims.  The shootings are yet another reminder of the importance of reinforcing our democratic  pluralist ethos and a political culture of…



Julia Ben Shalom, Vibe Israel, NYC

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 23, 2017

Julia  Ben Shalom began her career in philanthropy when she founded “Women in International Security Israel” (WIIS Israel) where she now serves as the Chairwoman. Before entering the world of philanthropy, Julia worked as an analyst for the International Institute of Counter Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. She holds an MA from the IDC Herzliya…



David Bernstein, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his position at JCPA, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served…



Mohammed Dawarshe, Givat Haviva

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel’s population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities.…



Dani Dayan, Israeli Consul General to New York City

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

As Consul General, Dani Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities from throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. Amb. Dayan has a long time reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrepreneur enjoying wide support and appreciation from all sides of the Israeli political spectrum. His nomination by Prime Minister Benjamin…



Elan Ezrachi, Author

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

Elan Ezrachi is a Jerusalem-based independent consultant: Effective Partnerships in Today’s Jewish World. Born and Raised in Jerusalem. After six years in the Israeli Air Force as a helicopter pilot Elan went on to pursue a career in Jewish education. Elan served in various executive roles including: director of the International Dept of Melitz –…



Noam Gilboord, JCRC New York

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

Noam Gilboord is Director of Israel and International Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, where he builds bridges between New York and Israel through outreach programing, missions to Israel, leading the agency’s anti-BDS efforts, and managing the Celebrate Israel Parade.  Most recently, Noam served as Director of Community Strategy at the…