Category Archive for: Issues

2018 Israel Mission Picture Gallery

by tgilden

  • Posted on November 8, 2018

JCPA’s 19-person delegation to Israel took the temperature of the two-state outcome, assessed the state of Israeli democracy and pluralism, and studied issues important to the community relations field. “We returned with numerous insights that will benefit our work, but most striking was how much Israelis—from young people to Knesset members to Palestinians—both need and want…



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…



Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF)

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 12, 2016

Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program College students today are exposed to levels of anti-Israel hostility virtually without parallel in modern American history. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington have partnered to develop a course for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders on Israel advocacy called the “Israel Engagement Fellowship” (IEF)…



Jewish/Korean Teen Coalition

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 12, 2016

Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program With the rapid growth of the Korean population in Northern New Jersey, the JCRC initiated a Jewish/Korean Dialogue two years ago, with the goals of promoting greater understanding, fostering mutual respect, and exploring commonalities between the two communities; and enhancing support from outside the Jewish community in efforts to build allies, to assist…