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Jewish Council for Public Affairs Horrified by Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, which has left at least 50 people dead and 400 more injured in what is now the deadliest shooting in our nation’s history. “Although authorities have not yet determined whether this was an act of…



Action Alert: Medicaid is Still at Risk! Urge Senators to Vote NO on Graham-Cassidy

by Haya Luftig

Senators have unveiled another attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act that would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, causing millions to lose their insurance while raising costs and lowering coverage. Known as the Graham-Cassidy Plan, this bill must be voted on by September 30th and only needs 51 votes to pass. The Graham-Cassidy Plan would…



JCPA Launches New Criminal Justice Toolkit

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

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  • E-Update / Newsletters

JCPA has produced a new publication, In Your Backyard: A Toolkit for Addressing Criminal Justice at the Local Level. The toolkit provides overall guidance, tips, and tools to help JCRCs to educate, advocate, and mobilize around criminal justice reform. Download your free copy today or email us at jcpainfo@thejcpa.org to purchase print copies.



Urge Congress to Pass a Clean DREAM Act Now

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 25, 2017

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  • E-Update / Newsletters

The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with a permanent legislative fix. To write your members of Congress and urge them to quickly…



Leslie Anderson, Atlanta

by Haya Luftig

Leslie Anderson is the Social Action Committee Chair at Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell, GA, where she has been active in supporting the Temple’s goals of eradicating hunger and homelessness in her community. Leslie has been active at TKC since her youngest daughter started preschool there in 2011, but joined the Board of Trustees two…



Brooke Wiener, Palm Beach County

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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  • 2017 Frank Fellows

Brooke A. Wiener works at the law firm of Howard J. Wiener & Associates, P.L. located in Palm Beach Gardens. The firm represents clients in matters involving federal, state and local tax matters, tax litigation and estate and asset protection planning. Brooke is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a member of Association of Certified Anti-Money…



Laura Ainsman Sohinki, Pittsburgh

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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  • 2017 Frank Fellows

Laura Ainsman Sohinki has over ten years of experience working in the non-profit and government sectors, currently as the Corporate and Foundations Relations Manager at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Prior to that she was the Director of Outreach and Programming at the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee and worked as a Legislative Assistant for…



Corey Shapiro, Louisville

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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Corey graduated from Washington University in 1996 with a degree in English Literature.  After Washington University, Corey worked in Washington, D.C. for several years as a political organizer for the advocacy group, People For the American Way and worked on several political campaigns.  He then graduated, with honors, from George Washington University Law School in…



Todd Resnick, Cleveland

by Haya Luftig

Todd Resnick was born and raised in Cleveland, and has been back in the area for 10 years after a brief stint in NY city.  He am married to a wonderful woman and mom, Niki, and have two incredible kids; a son Madden is 8 and a daughter Bryn is 5. Professionally, Todd is a…



Dan Rapp, Cincinnati

by Haya Luftig

Dan Rapp is the Vice President/Creative Director at Northlich, a Cincinnati based ad agency, where he has worked since 1995.  Dan is currently on the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati JCRC and  a board member of the Jewish Family Service.  He was a member of the AEPi Jewish fraternity, and attending Goldman Union Camp Institute…