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Our Role in Combating White Nationalism, a message from David Bernstein, President and CEO of JCPA

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 15, 2017

The “Unite the Right” violent rallies in Charlottesville were a jarring wake-up call to many Americans and certainly the Jewish community. For many years, such hate rallies were rare and poorly attended. White nationalism seemed to be a small, mostly hidden force operating on the societal margins and under the anonymity of social media. Given…

JCPA Condemns White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 14, 2017

New York, NY— The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the violent, racist, anti-Semitic, and hate filled  “Unite the Right” rally by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.  We urge President Trump to directly denounce, in no uncertain terms and without equivocation, the white nationalist marchers and to make fighting hate a…

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Efforts to Slash Legal Immigration

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 4, 2017

New York, NY— The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) opposes the newly released “Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act.” This bill would cut legal immigration in half over the next 10 years, capping refugee resettlement at a maximum of 50,000 refugees annually and restricting family visas. JCPA urges the White House and…

JCPA: Catch Up on CRCasts You May Have Missed

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 27, 2017

CRCast is a regular series tackling Jewish advocacy and community relations issues. Episode topics include: Slashing $10 Billion in Jewish Social Services: What’s at Stake for Your Community? What is the Alt-right (And What Should We Do About Them)? Strategic Framework for Battling the Delegitimization of Israel Lessons Learned 50 Years After the Six-Day War…


by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 25, 2017

On Tuesday, July 25, the Senate will likely begin the voting process on a health care proposal that would slash Medicaid funding up to 35%, harming millions of Americans, including seniors, people with disabilities, low-income children, and pregnant women, by complicating their access to services while raising costs and lowering coverage.  Such legislation would also…

Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 14, 2017

By David Bernstein Published in JTA   Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism and homophobia — are all interconnected.  According to the…

CRCast: July 17 – Slashing $10 billion in Jewish social services: What’s at stake for your community? with William Daroff

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 6, 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…


by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 30, 2017

As a result of your advocacy, we helped delay the Senate’s health care vote. The Senate plans to take up the bill soon after the July 4th holiday. We must continue to speak out! The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would be devastating for millions of Americans and irreparably harmful to Jewish social service agencies that…

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 27, 2017

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…

Prevent Harmful Cuts to Jewish Social Services

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 15, 2017

Jews UNITE to Prevent Harmful Cuts to Health Care to Jewish Social Services and Millions of the Most Vulnerable Sign the petition to show senators that the Jewish community opposes the American Health Care Act.  Signatures needed by June 24, 2017! The Senate is fast-tracking a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Like…