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The JCPA Strongly Condemns Attack Ad 

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  • Posted on March 1, 2015

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  March 1, 2015, New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns and is appalled by the attack ad placed by This World: The Values Network in the New York Times against Susan Rice, the National Security Advisor. This attack was inaccurate, reprehensible in its depiction, morally offensive to the victims of…



JCPA Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Today, seventy years after Auschwitz, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs honors the memory of those who perished at the hands of the Nazis and…



JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel and Argentina

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NEW YORK –Today, just one day after attacks in Tel Aviv and Argentina, the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on the rise of worldwide anti-Semitism. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemned the terrorist attacks in Tel Aviv and Argentina, and urged all to come together to reject the hatred that…



JCPA Voices its Agenda for the Coming Year Following State of the Union

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NEW YORK – President Obama delivered his seventh State of the Union address this evening, laying out his plans not only for the next year, but through the end of his presidency. Following the address, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Chair Susan W. Turnbull and President Rabbi Steve Gutow released the following statement:…



JCPA Expresses Concern over House’s Passage of Bill Defunding Immigration Reforms

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  • Posted on January 14, 2015

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NEW YORK – Today, the United States House of Representatives approved a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that withholds funding for the Deferred Access for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), which has been dedicated…



JCPA Stands with Paris

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NEW YORK – Just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a gunman took several people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the French community, horror and anger at these acts of terrorism, and sorrow…



Elisa Dell’Amico, Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer

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  • Posted on May 3, 2014

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Elisa Dell’Amico is Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer. She works with the Administrative team to insure that office runs smoothly, as well as designing and creating the marketing/promotional materials for the JCPA. She has a background in human resources administration and management, and freelance graphic design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts…



Josh Levy, Policy Fellow

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  • Posted on May 3, 2014

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Josh Levy is a recent graduate from County College of Morris where he received an Associate of Science in Public Administration. He previously interned with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and has extensive knowledge in hunger and food security issues. He has an extensive background with grassroots political campaigns.



Simcha Shapiro, Chief Financial Officer

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  • Posted on May 3, 2014

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Simcha Shapiro has been the Comptroller for the Jewish Council for Public since March 2006. Simcha oversees JCPAs finances including budgeting, financial reporting accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit and tax filings. He also plays a major role in fundraising. Prior to joining the JCPA, Simcha worked for JACO Electronics, Inc. for close to 12 years…



Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President

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  • Posted on May 3, 2014

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Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA),  joined the organization in May 2016. Prior to coming on board she was the Director of the Community Relations Committee of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ where she has been on staff since 2006.  The CRC is the public affairs,…