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2018 August Recess Toolkit

by tgilden

  • Posted on August 2, 2018

In August, most Members of Congress schedule in-district meetings in their home states while Congress is in recess. This provides an important opportunity for the Jewish community relations network to advocate on priority issues that are currently before Congress. In addition to issue briefs with background information and talking points, the toolkit also provides tips…

JCPA Deeply Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision Upholding Travel Ban

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 26, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply disappointed with today’s 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii upholding the Administration’s “travel ban” barring immigrants and visitors from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for an indefinite period of time. The ban has been in effect since December 2017.…

JCPA Condemns Executive Order for Maintaining “Zero Tolerance” Policy

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 21, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the recent executive order that maintains the cruel “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This executive order simply opens the door to replacing family separation with family detention. Indefinitely imprisoning children alongside their parents is not the…

26 Jewish Groups Urge Administration to End Family Separation Policy

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 13, 2018

We strongly condemn the Administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant families at the US’s southern border. To amplify the voice of the Jewish community and speak out against this policy, JCPA, ADL, the RAC, and HIAS sent a letter signed by 26 national Jewish organizations urging the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security…

Top 5 Ways to Fight Family Separation

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 31, 2018

Call Members of Congress: Click here to be connected to your 2 Senators and 1 Representative. Here’s an example of what to say: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith], I urge you to support policies that protect and unite immigrant and refugee families. The administration is detaining and prosecuting parents, and forcibly separating…

Compilation of Resources on the Gaza-Israel Border Conflict

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 30, 2018

See below for a compilation of news articles, opinion pieces, and organization statements regarding the recent conflict along the Gaza–Israel border from a broad range of media outlets in order to provide access to several sources in one place.  NEWS ARTICLES IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza Following Gunfire to Sderot, Troops, The Jerusalem Report, Anna…

JCPA Strongly Condemns Separation of Children and Families at the Border

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 29, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly condemns the Administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant families at the US’s southern border. This policy is cruel and inhumane, and only adds to the suffering of these families, who are often fleeing violence and oppression in their home countries. Children…

JCPA2018 Annual Conference Calls for Strengthened Jewish Community Engagement to Build a Strong Democratic America and Israel

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 24, 2018

New York, NY —  More than 250 Jewish community relations leaders came together April 22-24 in New York to tackle today’s most pressing issues. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ (JCPA) three day Conference closed today with a call to action for the Jewish community to work in coalition with the diverse vulnerable communities who…

We Were Made for Times Like These

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 20, 2018

eJewish Philanthropy By Melanie Roth Gorelick I am excited to welcome the leaders of the community relations field to NYC for the JCPA2018 National Conference April 22-24. On the eve of the conference, I am reminded of a presentation from an interfaith leader named Sophie, who at a retreat, led a wonderful discussion on how the interfaith…

JCPA Opposes Decision to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 28, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes the U.S. Commerce Department’s decision to add a citizenship status question to the the 2020 Census survey, which we believe would undermine its accuracy and fairness. Particularly at a time when immigrant communities are already fearful of the federal government, adding an untested…