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Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants and Refugees

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 29, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the coordinating body of the Jewish community relations field, opposes President Trump’s executive orders that would restrict entry for refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, halt federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” and expand detention for immigrants and asylum-seekers. “We are deeply concerned about President Trump’s actions…



Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 17, 2017

Mass incarceration is not just a federal issue. In fact, more people are incarcerated in state and local facilities than federal prisons. We believe that greater Jewish involvement can help communities understand the issue from a local perspective. To facilitate this, we have prepared a three-part series on Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights. 



JCPA Martin Luther King Day Statement

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  • Posted on January 17, 2017

During our country’s annual remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is an opportunity to reflect both on the successes of the civil rights movement and the unfinished work that lies before us. Restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act and criminal justice reform are two of the…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Calls Upon President Obama to Veto Destructive UN Resolution

by Administrator

  • Posted on December 23, 2016

New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel’s settlement construction and urges the United States to exercise its veto of the resolution The draft resolution, originally circulated by Egypt, and now reintroduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal, is one-sided and…



Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry, After Condemnation by JCPA and Coalition Partners

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  • Posted on December 22, 2016

Last month, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and almost 200 other religious and civil rights group sent a letter to the Obama administration demanding the cessation of the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). The NSEERS program was found to be ineffective as a counter-terrorism tool, has resulted in tremendous harm for individuals who were directly…



JCPA Condemns Aleppo Atrocities

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  • Posted on December 21, 2016

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo. JCPA calls on the Assad regime, as well as Russia and Iran, to put an end to the violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. “Today, we are left…



Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

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  • Posted on December 13, 2016

JCPA’s Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Reform Initiative aims to educate and empower the Jewish community relations field and the broader Jewish community on the civil rights movement of today and to activate it at the federal, state, and local levels. Inequities within the criminal justice system constitute one of the major crises facing our…



Jewish Values in Action: 2016 JCPA Election Guide

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 12, 2016

A resource for the community relations field and Jewish advocates to organize election and get out the vote activities.  Important elections at the federal, state, and local levels are just months away, with vital issues at stake.  The Jewish community relations field has a rich tradition of civic engagement and voted engagement.     In…