Category Archive for: Issues

The Language of Engagement on Criminal Justice Reform

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 20, 2018

By Roy Waterman, Criminal Justice Project Manager I am delighted to begin this new role as JCPA’s Project Manager on Criminal Justice Reform. I look forward to working with JCRCs, Federations and national organizations in developing their criminal justice work and engagement with people of color. You may be aware of the many flaws in…



What you need to know: Israel’s Coalition Government

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 3, 2016

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…



Conference Call with Matthew Levitt

by Administrator

  • Posted on June 1, 2016

      JCPA Conference Call: “ISIS and the threat to Europe” with  Dr. Matthew Levitt, the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence,Wednesday April 6, 2016  



COEJL meeting at JCPA2016

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 25, 2016

Last week, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs held its annual conference, JCPA2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, representatives from Jewish communities across the country and JCPA’s national agency partners voted in favor of an updated climate change resolution. In addition to the resolution, Ohio Jewish leaders convened for a special strategy session on environmental…



A resounding success!

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 25, 2016

Last week’s JCPA2016 was a resounding success. Hundreds of people gathered at the Westin in Cleveland, Ohio to honor our outgoing chair, Susan W. Turnbull, and to set a vision for the future of the Jewish community relations field. Attendees of JCPA2016 also honored Joyce Garver Keller, z”l, and Warren “Renny” Wolfson, both from Cleveland,…



Let’s move forward together

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 24, 2016

By Matthew Keller, Pittsburgh     From Krakow to Israel and then to snowy, sleeting Cleveland; it has been quite a journey for the Frank Fellows, a group of 8 young leaders from around the US. Who would have thought that the weather in Cleveland in May would be on par with Poland in January?…



The thoughtfulness of JCPA2016

by jgilad

  • Posted on May 24, 2016

  By Jamie Ratner, Indianapolis Having been involved with my local JCRC for over four years, I was honored to be part of the Lois & Larry Frank Fellowship Program through JCPA this year. The fellowship started in January and ended at JCPA2016, JCPA’s annual meeting.  Though engaged at the local level, I had little…



Wage Theft

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 17, 2016

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…



Combating Climate Change

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 17, 2016

In 2015, events of tremendous scope indicated an immediate need for climate action and emissions reductions, recognized across many faiths and many nations. Through the National Religious Partnership for the Environment we have long joined with Protestant, Evangelical, and Catholic brothers and sisters in faith in our strong stand to care for creation. Pope Francis…



New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 12, 2016

The NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking was established in 2011 by the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ to help create a grassroots abolitionist movement in New Jersey to eradicate Human Trafficking. The Coalition is made up of approximately 100 diverse groups, including: faith-based organizations, ethnic and community organizations, non-profits, government agencies, law enforcement,…