Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Confederate Flag

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It is our profound hope that the people of South Carolina will come to the conclusion that the flying of the Confederate flag is a divisive symbol, offensive to citizens of all backgrounds – and that it should be removed from atop the state capitol. South Carolina has a proud and a distinguished heritage. The…



Applauding UJC/JESNA Report On Jewish Day Schools

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  • Posted on October 18, 1999

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  • Education

October 18, 1999 The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the Report of the UJC/JESNA Task Force on Jewish Day Schools, issued in June of this year, which called on federations to “unequivocally express their support for Jewish education in general, and day school education in particular, by providing increased financial resources and other…



Social Security Reform

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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  • Anti-Poverty

Tikkun Olam, repair of the world, is a fundamental value embraced by the Jewish people. The American Jewish community has long advocated the principle of collective responsibility and worked to promote equal opportunity, social justice, and support for those in need in our society who are elderly, widowed, orphaned, poor or have disabilities. Based on…



Peace Process

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) reaffirms its strong support for the peace process and expresses the hope that negotiations between Israel and the Arab parties will move forward in the period ahead. Differences between the parties must be resolved through direct, bilateral negotiations based on the Oslo Accords and UN Security Council Resolutions…



 Kosovo

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) welcomes the agreement approved by the United Nations Security Council, which calls for the removal of Serbian forces from Kosovo and the safe return of ethnic Albanian refugees to their homes. We applaud the NATO alliance for standing up against the policy of “ethnic cleansing” perpetrated by Yugoslav…



The Jews of Quara

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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  • World Jewry

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply concerned that thousands of Jews from Quara continue to languish in Ethiopia, despite commitments by Israeli government officials in November 1998 to hasten their aliyah. During the last six months, only several hundred Quara Jews have been relocated to Israel; between 3,000 and 3,500 remain in…



Israeli Election

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  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates Prime Minister – elect Ehud Barak on his victory in last month’s national election in Israel. We also express our appreciation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his many years of devoted service to Israel and the Jewish people. The JCPA applauds Prime Minister – elect Barak’s…



Iranian Jews

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  • Posted on June 14, 1999

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  • World Jewry

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges all people of good will, including religious, human rights, and political leaders to join with us in calling upon the Iranian Government immediately to release the group of Jews who are being falsely accused of spying for Israel and the United States. This is a charge that…



The Middle East Peace Process

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  • Posted on February 22, 1999

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  • Community Relations

Background Civic engagement is a cornerstone of Jewish religion and culture. Certain prayers can only be said in the presence of a minyan. Judaism recognizes that healthy spiritual growth depends on commitment to the community and engagement in the affairs and institution of the Tzibur, the public. Over the past few decades the United States…



Murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian

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  • Posted on October 26, 1998

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  • Women's Issues

We condemn the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian, an obstetrician who provided a full range of reproductive services including fertility counseling, contraception and abortions. Dr. Slepian, the seventh victim of anti-abortion extremists since 1993 was shot to death through his kitchen window following his return from synagogue this past Friday evening. We denounce this act…