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Why I Don’t Call Out Israel On The Occupation

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David Bernstein Special To The Jewish Week At the J Street U conference in April, student activists insisted that the Jewish establishment publicly denounce the Israeli occupation. While students at J Street U were measured in their demands, not so students from J Street U’s more uncompromising offshoot, If Not Now, which protests Jewish organizations…



JCPA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z”l

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New York – The JCPA mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel z”l, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate. Wiesel was a powerful story teller, who brought to life the experience of the Holocaust to millions of people all over the world. Indeed, his book Night is required reading in many school systems worldwide. “Elie Wiesel was…



JCPA Lauds Supreme Court Ruling on Reproductive Health Care Decisions

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Visit to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt Case. The Court struck down two restrictions on abortion services in Texas, one requiring abortion providers to hold admitting privileges at local hospitals and another, requiring clinics upgrade their facilities to match surgical standards for major procedures.…



Position Available: Senior Policy Associate

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  • Posted on June 17, 2016

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is seeking a Senior Policy Associate. JCPA is a non-profit organization that supports a network of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national agencies around the country and represents their policy priorities nationally. JCPA is looking for a committed, passionate professional who cares deeply about the…



Position Available: Communication Manager

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  • Posted on June 17, 2016

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is seeking a Communications Manager. JCPA is a non-profit organization that supports a network of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national agencies around the country and represents their policy priorities nationally. JCPA is looking for a committed, passionate professional who cares deeply about the Jewish…



JCPA is Outraged and Heartbroken over Murderous Attacks in Orlando

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Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its outrage at the horrific shootings at the Pulse night club whose clientele is the LGBTQ community in Orlando. According to President Obama, this act marks the deadliest shooting in the history of the country. “This is an act of terrorism and a mass…



What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government

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What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government “I know what you’re thinking about,” said Tweedledum; “but it isn’t so, nohow.” “Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” From Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll…



Celebrating Doug Kahn

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Whereas the global history of the Jewish people is replete with case studies in community relations:  from Queen Esther’s intervention, which saved the Jewish people from extermination in Shushan, to Casar Kaskal, whose appeal to President Lincoln saved Jews from expulsion in Kentucky at the hands of General Ulysses S. Grant; Whereas the hallmarks of…



Wage Theft

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Wage theft comes in many forms—shaving minutes off the time clock, depriving workers of break time, withholding insurance contributions but not paying the insurance companies, using sham corporations to elude payment, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, misclassifying employees as salaried workers to avoid paying overtime, and retaliating against employees who complain about such conditions. Many…