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JCPA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z”l

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New York – The JCPA mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel z”l, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate. Wiesel was a powerful story teller, who brought to life the experience of the Holocaust to millions of people all over the world. Indeed, his book Night is required reading in many school systems worldwide. “Elie Wiesel was…



JCPA Lauds Supreme Court Ruling on Reproductive Health Care Decisions

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Visit to Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 ruling in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt Case. The Court struck down two restrictions on abortion services in Texas, one requiring abortion providers to hold admitting privileges at local hospitals and another, requiring clinics upgrade their facilities to match surgical standards for major procedures.…



JCPA is Outraged and Heartbroken over Murderous Attacks in Orlando

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Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its outrage at the horrific shootings at the Pulse night club whose clientele is the LGBTQ community in Orlando. According to President Obama, this act marks the deadliest shooting in the history of the country. “This is an act of terrorism and a mass…



Cheryl Fishbein, New York Jewish Leader, Elected as Chair of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs

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Washington, D.C. – Delegates to the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) annual Plenum elected Cheryl Fishbein as the organization’s new Chair. Cheryl previously served as JCPA Vice Chair and Co-Chair of its Israel, World Jewry and International Human Rights Task Force. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations…



“JCPA2016” Delegates Elect Cheryl Fishbein Chair and Engage in Critical Skill Building and Policy Sessions to “Move Forward Together”

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  • Posted on May 26, 2016

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Washington, May 25, 2016 – Last week hundreds of delegates attended the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) “JCPA2016” in Cleveland Ohio. They gathered to set a vision for the future of the Jewish community relations field, study pressing policy issues, sharpen their advocacy skills, honor distinguished colleagues and leaders, and elect a new national…



You Hate the Jewish Establishment But Do you Know What It Is?

by jgilad

I recently found myself in a small conference room with a number of key figures of the “American Jewish establishment.” Around the table was the chief executive of one of the major Jewish defense organizations, several high-level Federation representatives, and leaders of mainstream Israel advocacy organizations. We were not conducting a secretive strategy meeting on…



Future will be paved by relationships, says JCPA leader

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By Adam Reinherz, Staff Writer Pittsburgh (JC) — David Bernstein spent the morning of March 29 with insiders at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Over breakfast, Bernstein, the new president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, described the evolving nature of anti-Israel efforts on college campuses. Beginning with direct attempts made at university divestment from…



Why Dueling Camps On Israel Need Each Other

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By David Bernstein New York (JP) — The discourse between Jewish groups that engage in traditional Israel advocacy and those that attempt to alter the Israeli government’s stance on peace and human rights leaves much to be desired. The toxic discord is sad because it pits Jew against Jew. It’s sad because it makes it…



The Jewish Community Relations Imperative

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By David Bernstein (EJP) —  During the civil rights era and in the years in its immediate wake, Jewish community relations was widely  considered very high priority work. Jewish leaders and funders believed that the fate of the Jewish community was inextricably tied to the ascendency of other minorities and a more just American society. Buoyed…



JCPA Calls for Careful, Full, and Fair Consideration of Judge Garland’s Nomination

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 Washington, D.C., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 – Today President Obama has announced that he has nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat previously held by the late Antonin Scalia.  In response the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement: “JCPA is dedicated to the pursuit of justice,” said David…