Author Archive:

The JCPA Condemns Slaughter of Students in Kenya

by Administrator

As Jews prepared for their Seders and Christians observed Good Friday, news came that the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab murdered 147 Christians at a university in Kenya. Another 79 were wounded.  According to news reports, the Islamist militant group singled out Christian students at Garissa University.  According to one student, “if you were Christian, you…



The JCPA’s Statement on Iran Framework Agreement Announcement

by Administrator

After listening to President Obama’s remarks on the recently announced framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the JCPA reiterates its support for the earnest efforts of the Administration to find a diplomatic solution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. We recognize the hard work and perseverance of the P5 + 1 representatives that participated…



JCPA and IAN Condemn Virginia State Bar Decision to Cancel Trip to Israel

by Administrator

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network deplore the decision made by the Virginia State Bar to cancel its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. This decision was based on a faulty assessment of material facts. Members of the Virginia Bar would have been welcomed to Israel the same as they would…



Hunger Seder in U.S. Capitol Demands an End to Childhood Hunger in America

by Administrator

‘Let all who are hungry, come and eat.’ This invitation, part of the traditional Passover seder, inspired a call for Congress to provide nutrition support for child hunger at the 6th annual National Hunger Seder in the U.S. Capitol. The event, organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON: A Jewish Response to…



 JCPA and COEJL Welcome Administration’s Effort to Reduce U.S. Federal Government’s Energy Consumption

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 24, 2015

  • Comments Off on  JCPA and COEJL Welcome Administration’s Effort to Reduce U.S. Federal Government’s Energy Consumption

  • Homepage News / Press Center / Press Releases

Washington, D.C.  – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), and its initiative the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), applaud the President’s recent announcement of an Executive Order (3/19/15) to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade.  This reduction is expected to save the federal…



The JCPA Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Clarification on the Two-State Solution

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 19, 2015

  • Comments Off on The JCPA Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Clarification on the Two-State Solution

  • JCPActs

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement clarifying his previous comments on the possibility of a two-state solution.  “We are pleased that the Prime Minister has taken this positive step towards peace by stating the fundamental reality that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through a two-state solution,” said Rabbi…



JCPA Condemns Attack in Tunisia

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 18, 2015

  • Comments Off on JCPA Condemns Attack in Tunisia

  • JCPActs

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims  killed in a vicious terrorist attack in Tunisia. At least 19 people were killed and 22 people were wounded while visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. Seventeen of the victims were European tourists from Germany, Italy, Spain…



JCPA Congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 7, 2015

  • Comments Off on JCPA Congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as Attorney General

  • JCPActs

Washington – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Loretta Lynch on her historic confirmation as the nation’s first African-American female Attorney General. Lynch is replacing Eric Holder, who was the first African-American to hold the position. Loretta Lynch will be the nation’s second woman to be confirmed as Attorney General; Janet Reno, who…



JCPA Statement on Terror Attack in Jerusalem

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 6, 2015

  • Comments Off on JCPA Statement on Terror Attack in Jerusalem

  • Uncategorized

  Jerusalem: This morning, on the joyous holiday of Purim, Jerusalem (which celebrates Purim on the 15th of Adar) was once again the scene of terror and violence. The JCPA condemns this attack and prays for an end to the violence that has long plagued the eternal city.   Susan Turnbull, Chair of the JCPA,…



JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 3, 2015

  • Comments Off on JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

  • JCPActs

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its congratulations to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Likud Party for their victory yesterday in the Israeli elections and commends all of the parties for their commitment to a fair and free democratic process.  The election had a surprisingly large turnout and was a reflection of…