Category Archive for: JCPA Homepage

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,…



How To Combat Anti-Semitism From The Left And The Right

by Administrator

  • Posted on November 30, 2017

I was caught off guard by a slew of messages and social media posts after the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the organization I head, condemned the Charlottesville white supremacy march. “What about anti-Semitism on the left?” more than a few asked. Does that mean, I wondered, that every time we speak out against left-wing…



Action Alert: Urge Congress to Pass the Dream Act

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 14, 2017

The Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The Dream Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress to stand up for these youth and take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with permanent protection! Dreamers are undocumented…



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…



CRCast: October 11 – The Ongoing Iranian Nuclear Threat with Mark Dubowitz

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 11, 2017

Join JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to the challenges…