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JCPA and NAJL Partner to Strengthen Jewish Voice in Nation’s State Capitols

by Haya Luftig

New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)and the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL) have announced a new partnership to strengthen the American Jewish community’s voice in state capitols. The two organizations are seeking to build stronger ties with state legislators and Jewish community relations councils in a coordinated and unified effort…



JCPA Calls for Action Against Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 1, 2017

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Washington DC – The ongoing bomb threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) have sown fear in more than 100 Jewish communities and institutions across the country. “We call upon our public officials, in both word and deed, to do everything in their power to put a stop to these threats and incidents,” stated David…



JCPA2017: The Path Forward Feb 25-28, Washington, DC: At Time of Unprecedented National Debate Jewish Communal Leaders Convene to Shape Agenda Under the New Administration

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 9, 2017

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New York, NY — The first weeks of the new administration have been a dizzying roller-coaster ride for Americans; a time of unprecedented divisiveness, protests and debate about the nature of our democracy. The Jewish community in particular faces a number of difficult challenges in the months and years ahead. We are living in exciting,…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants and Refugees

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the coordinating body of the Jewish community relations field, opposes President Trump’s executive orders that would restrict entry for refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, halt federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” and expand detention for immigrants and asylum-seekers. “We are deeply concerned about President Trump’s actions…



A Few Observations About Secretary of State John Kerry’s Speech

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein Prior to Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks today, rumors were swirling that the Secretary would formally recognize a Palestinian State. That did not come to pass Instead, Kerry delivered an impassioned, 70 minute exhortation that the two parties must reach a two state solution. Time and facts on the ground are threatening such a…



Day 1-2

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 22, 2016

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Though it may seem like days if not weeks ago, our day today began with a series of lectures at our hotel. At 8:00 a.m we began with David Denker, Senior Associate of the Government Relations Israel Office of JFNA who advised mission members to remember that Jews in the world today are better off…



2016 JCPA Frank Family Leadership Institute Fellows

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 23, 2016

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The Frank Family Leadership Institute educates a talented group of young leaders from around the country for involvement in the Jewish community relations field. This unique opportunity trains emerging leaders to be active in the areas of public policy, public affairs, and intergroup/interfaith relations at both the local and national levels. This year we selected…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Congratulates Donald J. Trump, Urges Reconciliation

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 9, 2016

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New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative body of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national organizations, congratulates Donald J. Trump on his victory.  “We wish President-elect Trump well moving forward,,” said David Bernstein, JCPA’s President and CEO.. “We commend him on the message of unity he conveyed…



#JewsforRefugees Assembly

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 12, 2016

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You are invited to show strong Jewish support and to advocate for the safety and dignity of refugees around the world. The JCPA is co-sponsoring a HIAS event, “#JewsforRefugee Assembly,” on September 14, from 7-9 pm in New York City. The goal is to influence U.S. policy at two upcoming and high level meetings on…