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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…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Joins Forces with Dreamers, Latino Organizations, and Jewish Activists to Call for Immediate Passage of Dream Act

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 18, 2018

A broad coalition of national Jewish groups send letter to Congress calling for the immediate passage of a clean Dream Act. JCPA teams up with 140 Dreamers and several Latino organizations to elevate the message. WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), on behalf of a broad coalition of 25 national Jewish…



JCPA Urges Israel to Suspend Plan to Deport Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum-Seekers

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 17, 2018

New York, NY – In response to the the Government of Israel’s recent announcement that there are plans underway to deport the approximately 35,000 – 40,000 Eritrean and Sudanese asylum-seekers living in Israel to several African governments, including Uganda and Rwanda, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) issued the following statement: “JCPA recognizes Israel’s…



300 Jewish Organizations Call on Senate to Advance Burma Sanctions to Address Crisis of the Rohingya People

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 9, 2018

Broad coalition of Jewish groups and leaders pen letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of Burma sanctions, refugee assistance and accountability around crimes against the Rohingya people Washington, D.C. — On Friday, a broad coalition of organizations from across the Jewish community — including leaders of major organizations and the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative…



JCPA Welcomes Jerusalem Decision

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 6, 2017

New York – The JCPA welcomes the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and planned move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Israeli government, its parliament, courts, and prime minister, have been located in Jerusalem since just after the birth of the State. We agree with the President that Israel,…