Category Archive for: Newsletters

Dream Act Action Plan

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 2, 2018

Congress has set February 8 as the deadline for negotiating a deal on the Dream Act. JCPA is working with its Interfaith Immigration Coalition to connect our local affiliates at the grassroots level to arrange meetings with Congressional offices, organize press conferences, and write op-eds. For more information, contact Tammy Gilden at tgilden@thejcpa.org. Click here…



Tune In to JCPA’s CRCast Winter 2018 Series

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 25, 2018

JCPA’s CRCast new line-up begins on January 31st. The CRCast tackles the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics affecting the Jewish community and the community relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to policy priorities to the challenges…



Understanding the Organizational Structures of the American Muslim Community, February 13, 4:00 PM ET

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 25, 2018

This is the second webinar in a four-part series that aims to guide the Jewish community relations field on how to work with the American Muslim community and build grassroots Muslim-Jewish relationships. Featuring Imam Abdullah Antepli Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs at Duke University  To register for the webinar and learn more about the series, click…



JCPA Urges Israeli Government to Suspend Plan to Deport Sudanese and Eritrean Asylum-Seekers

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 19, 2018

JCPA fully acknowledges Israel’s security concerns, and commends Israel’s efforts to secure its borders. We urge the Government of Israel to balance such concerns with its historic commitment to welcoming the stranger and protecting refugees. To read the full statement, Click Here. Read US Jewish groups ratchet up calls on Israel not to expel African…



Leadership Mission Leaves for Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 21, 2017

The Israel delegation is preparing to leave for high-level meetings in Israel that will begin on December 5.The 29-person delegation includes the 13 JCPA Frank Fellows, emerging community relations leaders from across the United States. On this fact-finding mission the participants will be focusing on a number of key areas. To learn more about the…



Action Alert: Speak Out in Support of the Bipartisan Dream Act

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 21, 2017

JCPA is working diligently for the passage of a clean Dream Act by the end of the year. The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The Dream Act of 2017 would enable undocumented immigrant youth brought to the United States as children to obtain…



Urge Congress to Act Now to Pass a Clean Dream Act

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 4, 2017

The Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) places 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation. The DREAM Act of 2017 would rectify this decision. It is critical that Congress take swift action to replace fear and uncertainty with a permanent legislative fix. Click here to write your members of Congress.



A Message from David Bernstein, JCPA President and CEO

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 4, 2017

“Our hearts are with the victims and their loved ones, and we pray for the full recovery of all those injured. As our nation mourns this heartbreaking tragedy, we urge all Americans to stand shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors against acts of senseless violence. It is imperative that we come together to address the…