Category Archive for: Press Center

JCPA Condemns Violence, Calls for Policy and Social Change

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  • Posted on July 8, 2016

New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is alarmed by the recent shootings and mourns the loss of life of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile, two African-American men, and the five police officers in Dallas who were killed this week. We call for calm, deep reflection and a serious commitment to political…



Why I Don’t Call Out Israel On The Occupation

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  • Posted on July 6, 2016

David Bernstein Special To The Jewish Week At the J Street U conference in April, student activists insisted that the Jewish establishment publicly denounce the Israeli occupation. While students at J Street U were measured in their demands, not so students from J Street U’s more uncompromising offshoot, If Not Now, which protests Jewish organizations…



JCPA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z”l

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  • Posted on July 5, 2016

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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  • Posted on June 27, 2016

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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  • Posted on June 14, 2016

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…



“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

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

  • Posted on May 4, 2016

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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  • Posted on April 7, 2016

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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  • Posted on April 7, 2016

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…