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CRCast: July 17 – Slashing $10 billion in Jewish social services: What’s at stake for your community? with William Daroff

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 6, 2017

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Join 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 the challenges…



ACTION ALERT: URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID!

by Haya Luftig

As a result of your advocacy, we helped delay the Senate’s health care vote. The Senate plans to take up the bill soon after the July 4th holiday. We must continue to speak out! The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would be devastating for millions of Americans and irreparably harmful to Jewish social service agencies that…



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

by Haya Luftig

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

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

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…



JCPA Applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Refugee Executive Order

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the White House executive order, which would prohibit the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The JCPA joined an amicus brief to the Fourth Circuit filed by the Anti-Defamation League.     …



Julia Ben Shalom, Vibe Israel, NYC

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 23, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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…