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JCPA Expresses Outrage at Mass Shooting at Parkland High School and Calls for Action to Combat Gun Violence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 20, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses outrage at the horrific shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 innocent students and teachers and leaving 15 more injured. This is the ninth deadliest shooting in modern US history. “As our hearts go out to the victims and their families,…



FEBRUARY 22 at 4:00 pm Jewish Response to the Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya People

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 16, 2018

Join an expert briefing and first-hand account of what is currently happening on the ground to the Rohingya people, followed by a discussion on the Jewish response to this crisis. Featuring: Sam Wolthuis Director of Humanitarian Response American Jewish World Service Rabbi Simkha Weintraub Coordinator Jewish Alliance of Concern Over Burma (JACOB) Since August 2017, the…



Jewish Groups Send Letter to Department of Commerce on Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — On February 15, 2018, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and nine other major Jewish organizations sent the following letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging the U.S. Commerce Department to protect the integrity of the 2020 Census by not including a new question regarding citizenship: Dear Secretary Ross: On behalf of the 10 undersigned…



Dream Act Action Plan

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 2, 2018

Congress has set February 8 as the deadline for negotiating a deal on the Dream Act. JCPA is working with its Interfaith Immigration Coalition to connect our local affiliates at the grassroots level to arrange meetings with Congressional offices, organize press conferences, and write op-eds. For more information, contact Tammy Gilden at tgilden@thejcpa.org. Click here…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Urges Polish President to Reject Holocaust Complicity Bill

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 2, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a new bill passed by the Polish parliament that would criminalize speech that ties the Polish nation to atrocities committed during the Holocaust. We call on Poland’s President Andrzej Duda not to sign the badly flawed legislation. “As a close friend of Poland, I am…



Tune In to JCPA’s CRCast Winter 2018 Series

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 25, 2018

JCPA’s CRCast new line-up begins on January 31st. The CRCast tackles the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics affecting the Jewish community and the community relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to policy priorities to the challenges…