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Future will be paved by relationships, says JCPA leader

by jgilad

  • Posted on April 7, 2016

By Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer Pittsburgh (JC) — David Bernstein spent the morning of March 29 with insiders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Over breakfast, Bernstein, the new president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, described the evolving nature of anti-Israel efforts on college campuses. Beginning with direct attempts made at university divestment from…



The Jewish Community Relations Imperative

by jgilad

  • Posted on April 7, 2016

By David Bernstein (EJP) —  During the civil rights era and in the years in its immediate wake, Jewish community relations was widely  considered very high priority work. Jewish leaders and funders believed that the fate of the Jewish community was inextricably tied to the ascendency of other minorities and a more just American society. Buoyed…



JCPA Calls for Careful, Full, and Fair Consideration of Judge Garland’s Nomination

by jgilad

  • Posted on March 24, 2016

 Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Today President Obama has announced that he has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat previously held by the late Antonin Scalia.  In response the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement: “JCPA is dedicated to the pursuit of justice,” said David…



JCPA Condemns Attacks in Israel: “They must stop”

by jgilad

  • Posted on March 24, 2016

Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – In the wake of yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel, the JCPA issued the following statement: The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns yesterday’s terror attacks in Israel. Three different attacks in the span of a few hours, including a grisly stabbing spree in Jaffa, left one dead and…



Supreme Court Delays Action on Climate Change

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 10, 2016

Washington, D.C.,  – Yesterday, Supreme Court of the United States issued a stay of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan which is designed to reduce greenhouse gases from power plants, the largest single source of carbon pollution. In response to this, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) has issued the following…



JCPA Welcomes Expanded Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 1, 2016

Washington, D.C., – The decision by the Israeli cabinet to approve an expanded egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall is a welcome step toward improving relations between Israel and the Diaspora and supporting increased participation at Judaism’s holiest site. The JCPA applauds the determination of concerned denominations in Israel and North America, as well…



Jewish Community Disappointed by House Vote on Clean Water

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 14, 2016

Washington, D.C., – Yesterday, the House of Representative voted to repeal the Clean Water Rule under the Congressional Review Act. The House vote follows a similar action in the Senate. The repeal will now proceed to the President, who has threatened to veto it. In response to the vote, the Coalition on the Environment and…



A “Purple State Strategy” for Jewish Community Relations

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 12, 2016

With growing challenges to Israel’s legitimacy and American pluralism, we need now, more than ever, a strong and focused Jewish community relations movement. In the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, much of the Jewish community viewed the community relations agenda – public advocacy and relationship-building on behalf of the Jewish community – as central to…



The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 4, 2016

NEW YORK (JTA) — If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression. Intersectionality holds that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and homophobia — constitute an…



JCPA Welcomes Bipartisan Appropriations and Tax Compromise Deal in Congress

by Administrator

  • Posted on December 18, 2015

Washington, D.C., December 18, 2015 – In response to the federal funding and tax agreement reached in Congress, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement:  We deeply appreciate the hard work and cooperative process that resulted in the legislative package agreed to by Congress.  Rather than another government shut-down, Members…