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Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President

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  • Posted on January 2, 2018

Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA),  joined the organization in May 2016. Melanie’s portfolio includes overseeing the JCPA programming and conferences, domestic and international policy, communications, leadership, and grassroots organizing work of the JCPA and DC engagement and outreach. She also organizes the JCPA Leadership Mission to…



David Bernstein, President and CEO

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  • Posted on January 1, 2018

David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his appointment, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served as Executive…



How To Combat Anti-Semitism From The Left And The Right

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  • Posted on November 30, 2017

I was caught off guard by a slew of messages and social media posts after the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the organization I head, condemned the Charlottesville white supremacy march. “What about anti-Semitism on the left?” more than a few asked. Does that mean, I wondered, that every time we speak out against left-wing…



Jewish Letter on the Johnson Amendment

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  • Posted on November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017 The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Committee on Ways and Means United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Richard Neal Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal: The undersigned 55 Jewish nonprofits, charitable organizations, and…



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

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  • Posted on September 28, 2017

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

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

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

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

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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  • Posted on June 14, 2017

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…