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JCPA Statement on Terror Attack in Jerusalem

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  • Posted on March 6, 2015

  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

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  • Posted on March 3, 2015

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…



The JCPA Strongly Condemns Attack Ad 

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  • Posted on March 1, 2015

  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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  • Posted on January 27, 2015

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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  • Posted on January 22, 2015

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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  • Posted on January 20, 2015

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

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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  • Posted on January 9, 2015

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…



 Anti-Semitism and Other Threats to Jewish Communities in Europe

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  • Posted on February 8, 2014

  European Jewish communities face increasing threats from anti-Semitism and challenges to religious practices which are basic to Jewish religious identity.  The underlying forces driving expressions of anti-Semitism and campaigns against religious freedom vary among countries but can be found across Europe.  Anti-Semitic attacks on individuals, synagogues, cemeteries and schools occur with disturbing frequency.  Of…



Inclusion and Disabilities

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  • Posted on February 8, 2014

In Genesis 1:27, we read that Adam, and by extension, all people, was created in “the image of God.”  This teaches us that there is holiness in all people, regardless of their physical, sensory, emotional or intellectual abilities.  Everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect.   Each individual can contribute in some…