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JCPA Strongly Opposes Administration’s Decision Allowing S. Carolina Foster Agencies to Discriminate Against Jewish Parents

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 25, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to grant a waiver authorizing a government-funded South Carolina foster agency to discriminate against prospective foster parents on the basis of religion. The waiver sanctions taxpayer-funded discrimination and harms foster children, one of…



On Countering Anti-Semitism, Fight Or Join Critics? Yes.

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 21, 2019

New York Jewish Week By David Bernstein January 21, 2019, 11:47 am The lead up to the Women’s March held last Saturday exposed yet another rift in the American Jewish body politic. In the face of the controversy over March founders Tamika Mallory’s and Linda Sarsour’s associations with Louis Farrakhan and their various pronouncements on…



Nancy Kaufman of NCJW to Receive JCPA Albert D. Chernin Award at the JCPA2019 National Conference in Washington D.C.

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 15, 2019

New York – Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women (NJCW), has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the JCPA Albert D. Chernin Award. The Award will be presented at the JCPA2019 Annual National Conference (February 9 – 12) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. This years conference marks JCPA’s…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Marks 75 Years with JCPA2019 National Conference and 75th Anniversary Gala

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 8, 2019

New York- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) will kick-off its 75th Anniversary celebration honoring a seven decades-strong community relations success story at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Beginning with JCPA2019: The Power of the Network conference, February 9 -12, and a 75th Anniversary Gala, Sunday evening, February 10,…



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 Big Hug: Impressions from JCPA’s 2018 Mission to Israel

by tgilden

  • Posted on November 8, 2018

By Melanie Roth Gorelick | “The Big Hug” is how I sum up our JCPA2018 Mission to Israel because wherever we went we were embraced. Our 19-person delegation (including eight from St. Louis) ventured to Israel to take the temperature of the two-state outcome, assess the state of Israeli democracy and pluralism, and study issues…



Where Did All the Non-Jewish Leaders Come from at Our Vigils?

by tgilden

  • Posted on November 5, 2018

By Rabbi Doug Kahn | eJewishPhilanthropy |  Dozens of interfaith vigils were held in communities and on college campuses around the country to mourn the 11 Jews murdered at Shabbatservices in Pittsburgh and to proclaim “no more hate.” They were organized on short notice with synagogues, Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs), federations, JCCs, JFCS’s, Hillels and…



Opinion: In Pittsburgh, the very idea of America failed

by tgilden

  • Posted on November 2, 2018

By Shep Englander and Jackie Congedo | Cincinnati.com | It’s the summer of 1790 and then-President George Washington has just returned from visiting Yeshuat Israel, the first Jewish congregation in Newport, Rhode Island. He pens a 340-word letter – a pledge to the Jewish people as a religious minority: “The government of the United States, which gives to…