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The Return of the JCRC

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 13, 2017

By David Bernstein and Rabbi Doug Kahn | eJewish Philanthropy | For many years, the Jewish community relations field was perceived to be on the decline. Jewish Federations, with some notable exceptions, reduced their community relations budgets and, in a few cases, scrapped their JCRCs altogether. There were many reasons for this trend at the time, not…



Jewish Letter on the Johnson Amendment

by Administrator

  • Posted on November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017 The Honorable Kevin Brady Chairman Committee on Ways and Means United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Richard Neal Ranking Member Committee on Ways and Means United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Brady and Ranking Member Neal: The undersigned 55 Jewish nonprofits, charitable organizations, and…



Each of us can — and should — reduce political polarization

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 1, 2017

By David Bernstein Published in the Washington Jewish Week There are numerous theories as to why our political environment is so polarized and dysfunctional: echo chambers created by the internet, radical politicians elected in gerrymandered districts, the role of money in politics, angry economically marginalized voters and the pervasive use of negative campaigning. All are contributing…



JCPA Condemns the Terrorist Attack in NYC

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 1, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the horrific terrorist attack yesterday in New York City. “Our hearts and prayers are with the friends and families of the eight innocent people killed and the 11 others seriously injured in New York City’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11. In the face…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Deeply Troubled by Record-Low Refugee Cap

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  • Posted on September 28, 2017

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply troubled by the Administration’s proposal to cap Fiscal Year 2018 refugee admissions at just 45,000—less than half of the current number—particularly given the scope of the international refugee crisis and other strife around the world. This figure is the lowest refugee cap set…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Strongly Opposes the Administration’s Repeal of DACA

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  • Posted on September 5, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Administration’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, revoking protections for nearly 800,000 people who are now at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since 2012, the DACA program has enabled eligible undocumented young people…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Urges White House to Defend DACA and Protect Dreamers

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  • Posted on August 30, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges Congress and the President to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. President Trump has indicated that the Administration may terminate the program in the coming days, placing nearly 800,000 people at risk of deportation and separation from their families. Since…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Ban on Transgender Military Service

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  • Posted on August 29, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes President Trump’s new memorandum, which directs the Defense Department to bar transgender individuals from enlisting in the military and to determine how to address transgender personnel already serving in our armed forces. We believe that qualifications for military service should be based on…