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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…



Understanding the Organizational Structures of the American Muslim Community, February 13, 4:00 PM ET

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 25, 2018

This is the second webinar in a four-part series that aims to guide the Jewish community relations field on how to work with the American Muslim community and build grassroots Muslim-Jewish relationships. Featuring Imam Abdullah Antepli Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University  To register for the webinar and learn more about the series, click…



JCPA Urges Israeli Government to Suspend Plan to Deport Sudanese and Eritrean Asylum-Seekers

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 19, 2018

JCPA fully acknowledges Israel’s security concerns, and commends Israel’s efforts to secure its borders. We urge the Government of Israel to balance such concerns with its historic commitment to welcoming the stranger and protecting refugees. To read the full statement, Click Here. Read US Jewish groups ratchet up calls on Israel not to expel African…