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JCPA adopts new policy resolutions on anti-Semitism, the Syrian refugee crisis, race relations, criminal justice, early childhood education, family and medical leave, and one commemorating the Armenian genocide at its annual Town Hall meeting

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  • Posted on October 15, 2015

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Washington, D.C. – “Justice” was the common thread to the sessions, discussions, and policies adopted at the recently concluded Town Hall of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Over the course of three days, delegates to the national gathering discussed and debated how the Jewish community relations field should address threats to Jews in Europe…



Violence in Israel is destroying families, diminishing security, and placing further down the horizon any hope for future peace, justice and security

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  • Posted on October 9, 2015

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Washington, D.C., – In response to the recent wave of violence and destruction in Israel, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is issuing the following statement: A series of violent assaults have  left several Israelis dead and others wounded. The intent of these attacks is to harm more than their immediate victims.  Their real…



The JCPA deplores recent violence in Oregon

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Believes such acts are anathema to the values upon which this nation is founded Washington, D.C., October 2, 2015 – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), in response to yesterday’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…



The JCPA Praises Bipartisan Effort to Reduce Mandatory Sentencing for Nonviolent Offenders and Expand Early Release Programs

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  • Posted on October 2, 2015

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Federal legislation offered by bipartisan group is a positive step forward  Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (the JCPA) praises the work of a bipartisan group of United States senators who, on Thursday, October 1, introduced a plan to cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent offenders and expand early release programs. In…



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

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 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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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

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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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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…



The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Celebrates Popes Speeches in Washington

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Washington, D.C., September 24, 2015 – This week Pope Francis came to the United States to speak to Congress and the United Nations General Assembly. Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb, Chair of the Coalition on the Environment in Jewish Life (COEJL), issued the following statement in response to Pope Francis’s address to Congress today and at…



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

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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…