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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…



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…



Yehuda Kurtzer, Shalom Hartman Institute

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 7, 2018

Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, the value of the Jewish past to the Jewish present, and questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. Yehuda leads the efforts of the Institute…



William Daroff, Jewish Federations of North America

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 5, 2018

William Daroff is senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America. As the chief lobbyist and principal spokesperson on public policy and international affairs for 148 Jewish Federations and more than 300 independent communities, he ensures that the voice of Jewish Federations is a…



Rabbi Robert (Bob) G. Kaplan, JCRC of New York

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 5, 2018

Rabbi Bob Kaplan is currently the founding Director of The Center for Community Leadership, (formally known as CAUSE – NY) a division of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC).  He also co-directs the New York – Jerusalem Experts Exchange, a joint project of the JCRC and the Jerusalem Intercultural Center that exchanges…