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Make JCPA2016 Yours and Participate in Our UNCONFERENCE

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  • Posted on April 8, 2016

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Click here to watch the video!   JCPA2016 will be groundbreaking in many ways, including holding our first-ever Unconference on Monday, May 16. What’s an Unconference? We’re glad you asked! Unconferences are events run by participants. Attendees set the agenda for what’s discussed, lead the sessions and workshops that fill the schedule, and create an environment…



Community Relations and Climate Change

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  • Posted on April 8, 2016

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Last month during Black History Month, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Manager Liya Rechtman published an article in the Washington Jewish Weekon why climate change was a racial justice issue. Focusing on climate change advocacy in the Jewish community is an avenue towards energy efficiency, national security, and relationship building with the…



Intersectionality Community Relations & Climate Change Super Tuesday Intersectionality? What is that?

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  • Posted on April 8, 2016

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Local and national community relations groups have begun to encounter the phenomena of “intersectionality,” which is part of the larger discussion about BDS. Intersectionality is the study of related systems of oppression. It holds that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and homophobia — constitute an intersecting system of oppression.  Some believe…



Super Tuesday with Bill Schneider

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  • Posted on March 2, 2016

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington invite you to join us for an analysis of Super Tuesday election results with leading U.S. political analyst Bill Schneider.   On March 1, voters in 12 states across the country will vote – both in primaries and caucuses –…



COEJL Talks on Volunteering

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  • Posted on March 2, 2016

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What does it mean to volunteer? How can we do it in more impactful, meaningful ways? This weekend, the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Manager Liya Rechtman spoke on a panel at Temple Rodef Shalom, in Falls Church, Virginia as part of a series titled “Social Justice and American Jews.” The panel…



A Range of Perspectives

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  • Posted on March 2, 2016

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By Joel Schwartz While we were on the Frank Family Leadership Mission in both Poland and Israel, we may have been lacking sleep, but we were never lacking a different perspective. After touring the museum at Auschwitz, we had the quietest lunch that eleven people can  possibly have – until one of us asked our…



Join us at JCPA2016 as we explore diverse perspectives

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  • Posted on March 1, 2016

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With the emergence of an expansionist ISIS, an aggressive Iran, and the continuation of a ruinous Syrian civil war, Middle East states are in crisis. What challenges and opportunities lay ahead for American and Israeli foreign policy makers as well as the American Jewish community? Join us at JCPA2016 and hear from our special panel of experts:…



Why climate change is a Jewish racial justice issue

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  • Posted on March 1, 2016

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By Liya Rechtman Originally published in the Washington Jewish Week February marks Black History Month, an opportunity to learn about and share African-American history. Further, Black History Month is a moment to consider where we, as a Jewish and an American community, can continue pursuing racial justice in the coming year. In the first week…



JCPA Staff Retreat

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  • Posted on March 1, 2016

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This week, JCPA staff gathered in New York for a JCPA “first”: a two-day retreat focused on teambuilding and organizational strategy. In addition to building a marshmallow-and-pasta tower to develop teamwork, and learning about Israel through a viewing of the sitcom “Arab Labor,” the group began important conversations about our team values and  our roles…



Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2016

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  • Posted on February 17, 2016

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Last week, more than 150 advocates from around the country came to Washington for the 6th annual Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD). The event was sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism (RAC). Staff and lay leaders from the JCPA were joined by community relations…