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Jewish Council for Public Affairs Deeply Troubled by Record-Low Refugee Cap

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  • Posted on September 28, 2017

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New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply troubled by the Administration’s proposal to cap Fiscal Year 2018 refugee admissions at just 45,000—less than half of the current number—particularly given the scope of the international refugee crisis and other strife around the world. This figure is the lowest refugee cap set…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Strongly Opposes the Administration’s Repeal of DACA

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  • Posted on September 5, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Administration’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, revoking protections for nearly 800,000 people who are now at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since 2012, the DACA program has enabled eligible undocumented young people…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Urges White House to Defend DACA and Protect Dreamers

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  • Posted on August 30, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges Congress and the President to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump has indicated that the Administration may terminate the program in the coming days, placing nearly 800,000 people at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Ban on Transgender Military Service

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  • Posted on August 29, 2017

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New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes President Trump’s new memorandum, which directs the Defense Department to bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the military and to determine how to address transgender personnel already serving in our armed forces. We believe that qualifications for military service should be based on…



JCPA’s Leadership in Combating White Supremacy and Hate

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  • Posted on August 25, 2017

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has been at the forefront in opposing racism, bigotry, and xenophobia for decades. Following recent events related to Charlottesville, JCPA’s has been leading its network to ensure that the Jewish community is safe physically and connected politically by standing in solidarity with other targeted groups to counter hate.…



From Programming to Engagement in Community Relations

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A Hillel director at a large Hillel told me about the announcement he made to his board: “We are out of the programming business.”  Several Board members were aghast. “How can a Hillel not do events?” they wondered out loud. “I am sure we will continue to do some events, but our goal is to…



Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

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“At a time when we are most concerned about what’s happening in our political system, concerned about changes in certain segments of American society,” David Bernstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, said, “we are also most optimistic about the prospect for expanding our connections and developing a more cohesive interfaith community…



Webinar on What’s the Latest on the U.S. Embassy in Israel

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  • Posted on January 25, 2017

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President Trump promised during his campaign that he would relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to the latest news reports, his administration has begun deliberating on the issue. . Join us for a webcast discussion of this important subject with Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director of the Washington Institute…



Listen to Analytical Teleconference on Former Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech

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  • Posted on January 24, 2017

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David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joined a teleconference December 29 to discuss and analyze U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech about Israel and its implications. The event was organized by The Jewish Federations of North America together with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. . .…