Category Archive for: Press Center

Rabbis, Cantors, and Jewish Community Leaders Advocate for Clean Water

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  • Posted on November 19, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Jewish leaders from four states joined with environmental, health, and small business leaders to speak to their representatives about the importance of clean water as a Jewish value. Rabbi Darah Lerner from Congregation Beth El in Maine, Cantor Rachel Rhodes from Temple Rodef Shalom in Virginia, and Beth Razin from the…



JCPA horrifed by attack and stands with the people of Paris

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  • Posted on November 15, 2015

Washington, D.C –   The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is horrified by the attack and stands with the people of Paris, mourns those who were lost, and urges international coordination ensure security and confront terrorism.  “We offer our most heartfelt prayers to the people of Paris and all those victimized and injured by…



COEJL Manager Liya Rechtman To Attend UNFCCC

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  • Posted on November 10, 2015

Washington, D.C.  – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and its Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life initiative are proud to announce that COEJL Manager Liya Rechtman will be travelling to Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change as a Religions for Peace delegate. She is the first Jewish community professional…



JCPA statement on recent meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu

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  • Posted on November 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement in regards to the recent meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama:  The unshakable bond between the United States and Israel was clear today following the meeting between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.…



The JCPA Congratulates Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI 1) on his election as the 54th Speaker of the House of Representatives

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  • Posted on October 29, 2015

Washington, D.C. – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) sends congratulations to the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. We appreciate Speaker Ryan’s deep concern for the future of America and we join him in the search for policies that will mend our fiscal house. Our nation…



The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) Celebrates World Zionist Congress Environmental Resolutions

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  • Posted on October 26, 2015

Washington, D.C. – This past week in Jerusalem, the World Zionist Congress, which is the governing body for the Keren-Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) and other major Zionist organizations in Israel and around the world, passed two critical environmental resolutions titled “Preserving a Healthy Climate for Israel’s Future” and “Protecting Israel’s Water Supply from Pollution.”…



JCPA adopts new policy resolutions on anti-Semitism, the Syrian refugee crisis, race relations, criminal justice, early childhood education, family and medical leave, and one commemorating the Armenian genocide at its annual Town Hall meeting

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  • Posted on October 15, 2015

Washington, D.C. – “Justice” was the common thread to the sessions, discussions, and policies adopted at the recently concluded Town Hall of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Over the course of three days, delegates to the national gathering discussed and debated how the Jewish community relations field should address threats to Jews in Europe…



Violence in Israel is destroying families, diminishing security, and placing further down the horizon any hope for future peace, justice and security

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  • Posted on October 9, 2015

Washington, D.C., – In response to the recent wave of violence and destruction in Israel, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is issuing the following statement: A series of violent assaults have  left several Israelis dead and others wounded. The intent of these attacks is to harm more than their immediate victims.  Their real…