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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…



American Jews Speak Out Against Gun Violence in Open Letter

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 23, 2018

To coincide with the March for Our Lives, JCPA releases open letter signed by broad coalition of Jewish groups calling for an immediate and comprehensive end to gun violence. New York, NY — Ahead of the March for Our Lives, a broad coalition of 20 national organizations from across the Jewish community—including the Reform, Reconstructionist,…



JCPA Advocates on Capitol Hill for Priority Issues

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 23, 2018

Forty JCPA leaders attended our Advocacy Day on March 15 in Washington, D.C., representing many states across the country. Coming to the Hill provided a strong message to our Congressional leaders that we must continue to hold strong and ensure America’s core values and policy that our community helped to form over the past 74…



How American Jews Can Help End The Arab-Israel Conflict

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 14, 2018

By Cheryl Fishbein New York Jewish Week March 13, 2018, 5:35 pm I recently returned from a Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations trip to the United Arab Emirates and Israel. I came away with one sweeping conclusion: The Arab-Israel conflict, as we once knew it, is over. You read that right. Notwithstanding a…



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…



JCPA Expresses Outrage at Mass Shooting at Parkland High School and Calls for Action to Combat Gun Violence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 20, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses outrage at the horrific shooting that took place at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 innocent students and teachers and leaving 15 more injured. This is the ninth deadliest shooting in modern US history. “As our hearts go out to the victims and their families,…



Jewish Groups Send Letter to Department of Commerce on Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — On February 15, 2018, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and nine other major Jewish organizations sent the following letter to Secretary Wilbur Ross, urging the U.S. Commerce Department to protect the integrity of the 2020 Census by not including a new question regarding citizenship: Dear Secretary Ross: On behalf of the 10 undersigned…



JCPA Joins Interfaith Letter Advocating for Passage of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 15, 2018

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein, The 60 undersigned faith organizations write today in support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 1917). We are delighted by the re-introduction of this critical legislation and the broad bipartisan consensus calling for an end to the federal prison crisis. We share your commitment to criminal…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Urges Polish President to Reject Holocaust Complicity Bill

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 2, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a new bill passed by the Polish parliament that would criminalize speech that ties the Polish nation to atrocities committed during the Holocaust. We call on Poland’s President Andrzej Duda not to sign the badly flawed legislation. “As a close friend of Poland, I am…