Category Archive for: Newsletters

Muslims and Jews Act Together on Climate Change

by jgilad

  • Posted on February 10, 2016

How can we use acting on climate change as a peace-building and interfaith strategy?  This past weekend, Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Manager Liya Rechtman joined with Muslim environmental consultant and former Green Muslims Board Member Asma Mahdi at the Howard University Divinity School Interfaith Leadership Summit. Together, they led a focus group…



Frank Fellows Reflection

by Administrator

  • Posted on February 2, 2016

By Deborah Price On January 25, 2016, I curled up on my couch in my downtown St. Louis loft and flipped open my laptop to skim the news.  A story in the Times of Israel entitled “Israeli Man Fights off Palestinian Stabbers with a Supermarket Cart” caught my eye.  It featured an Israeli man named…



Waters of the U.S.

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 27, 2016

Administration stands behind Clean Water Rule, after Congress sought to repeal  Thank the White House for protecting clean water with this action alert!  Access to clean water is a fundamentally Jewish value.  The Clean Water Act is a key piece of legislation that regulates our water resources, ensuring that all Americans have equal access to…



2016 Frank Fellow Reflection

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 27, 2016

On January 25, 2016, I curled up on my couch in my downtown St. Louis loft and flipped open my laptop to skim the news.  A story in the Times of Israel entitled “Israeli Man Fights off Palestinian Stabbers with a Supermarket Cart” caught my eye.  It featured an Israeli man named Mordechai Shalem who…



Frank Fellows

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 27, 2016

Eight emerging leaders hailing from San Francisco, CA; Indianapolis, IA; Atlanta, GA; Mount Laurel, NJ; Virginia Beach, VA; St. Louis, MO, and Pittsburgh, PA traveled to Poland to study Jewish history and Israel to join the JCPA leadership mission.  In Poland, the fellows visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camps and explored Kraków’s Jewish history.  In Israel,…



Implementation Day

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 19, 2016

In the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, January 16, 2016 was “Implementation Day.” The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had completed all of the steps outlined in the deal, which means that  sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear activities will be temporarily lifted or waived.…



2016 JCPA Leadership Mission to Israel

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 19, 2016

Although it might be called the worst of clichés, those who attempt an in-depth understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and realities faced by the state of Israel often say the same thing: it’s complicated. Participants in the JCPA’s recent leadership mission to Israel may well have reached the same conclusion after an intense and informative…



POTUS Action on Gun Violence

by Administrator

  • Posted on January 5, 2016

Today, Jared Feldman, JCPA Vice President and Washington Director joined victims of gun violence and their families, law enforcement officials, and advocates to hear President Obama announce his new firearm safety policies. Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school, over 90,000 Americans have been killed by guns: in the streets, in movie theaters, in…



The JCPA Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Clarification on the Two-State Solution

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 19, 2015

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement clarifying his previous comments on the possibility of a two-state solution.  “We are pleased that the Prime Minister has taken this positive step towards peace by stating the fundamental reality that the only viable solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is through a two-state solution,” said Rabbi…



JCPA Condemns Attack in Tunisia

by Administrator

  • Posted on March 18, 2015

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) extends its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims  killed in a vicious terrorist attack in Tunisia. At least 19 people were killed and 22 people were wounded while visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis. Seventeen of the victims were European tourists from Germany, Italy, Spain…