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The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life: Administration on Ozone Standard Not Enough

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  • Posted on October 1, 2015

 Washington, D.C.  – Today President Obama will announce an updated rule on ozone pollution regulations. The Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life, issued the following statement in response: The new ozone regulation is a necessary step in the move towards emission reductions and mitigating climate disruption. Ozone emissions create smog that affects the air…



JCPA appalled by recent shooting at Oregon community college

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  • Posted on October 1, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), in response to today’s shooting at Oregon community college, issued the following statement: The JCPA is appalled by this latest senseless shooting. We pray for the victims and their families, and we call for action to save more innocent lives from meeting the same tragic…



JCPA Congratulates Rabbi Steve Gutow on Appointment to the Presidents Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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  • Posted on September 25, 2015

Washington, D.C., September 25, 2015 – In recognition of President Obama’s appointment of Rabbi Steve Gutow to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is issuing the following statement: We are proud of and deeply appreciative for President Obama’s appointment of Rabbi Steve Gutow to the President’s…



JCPA mourns the loss of life during the Hajj ritual

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  • Posted on September 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) mourns the heartbreaking loss of over 700 lives during the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina this past week.  This tragedy comes at a poignant moment – as the Jewish and Muslim calendars coincide the Hajj and the Jewish High Holidays.  We reach out during this time…



JCPA and COEJL Welcome Pope Francis to the United States for Historic Speech before Congress

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  • Posted on September 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and its environmental initiative the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) welcome Pope Francis to the United States for his historic speech before Congress and are issuing the following statement:  It is fortuitous that Pope Francis arrives in the United States while we…



JCPA Calls for Civility in Presidential Elections

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  • Posted on September 22, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expressed hope that the candidates running for president will speak in a manner befitting the high office they seek. A vigorous debate on the pressing issues of the day is necessary for the success of any democracy. Bias and bigotry are not. Election season has…



The Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life Applauds Climate Change Resolution

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  • Posted on September 17, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) and nine other House members introduced H.Res. 424. This resolution acknowledges the impacts of climate change, and expresses a commitment to addressing its causes. Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Chairperson of the Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life (COEJL), issued the following statement: “Today in Congress we…



JCPA Statement on the refugee crisis in Europe

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  • Posted on September 4, 2015

Washington, D.C. – An urgent international response is needed to address the crisis of  migrants trying to reach safe haven in Europe. Where a single human being suffers, we all suffer. Thousands of individuals are fleeing from violent and dangerous situations in parts of Africa and Asia.  Syria is now the top source of forcibly displaced…



Time for Congress to focus on “day after”

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  • Posted on September 2, 2015

Focus should shift to enforcement of Iran deal, rebuilding relationships Washington, D.C. – In recent days, several Senators have announced their support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran.  It is now clear that Congress will not be able to override a Presidential veto of a resolution…