Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Strongly Opposes Administration’s Decision Allowing S. Carolina Foster Agencies to Discriminate Against Jewish Parents

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 25, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to grant a waiver authorizing a government-funded South Carolina foster agency to discriminate against prospective foster parents on the basis of religion. The waiver sanctions taxpayer-funded discrimination and harms foster children, one of…



Nancy Kaufman of NCJW to Receive JCPA Albert D. Chernin Award at the JCPA2019 National Conference in Washington D.C.

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 15, 2019

New York – Nancy Kaufman, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women (NJCW), has been chosen as the 2019 recipient of the JCPA Albert D. Chernin Award. The Award will be presented at the JCPA2019 Annual National Conference (February 9 – 12) at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. This years conference marks JCPA’s…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Marks 75 Years with JCPA2019 National Conference and 75th Anniversary Gala

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 8, 2019

New York- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) will kick-off its 75th Anniversary celebration honoring a seven decades-strong community relations success story at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC.  Beginning with JCPA2019: The Power of the Network conference, February 9 -12, and a 75th Anniversary Gala, Sunday evening, February 10,…



JCPA Expresses Disappointment on Passage of Israel’s Nation-State Bill

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 19, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its profound disappointment in the Knesset passage into law of the Nation-State. We are concerned that this new law undermines Israel’s vibrant democracy comprised of diverse religious and ethnic groups. JCPA has worked tirelessly to affirm the central value of Jewish unity and…



JCPA Deeply Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision Upholding Travel Ban

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 26, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply disappointed with today’s 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in Trump v. Hawaii upholding the Administration’s “travel ban” barring immigrants and visitors from five Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for an indefinite period of time. The ban has been in effect since December 2017.…



JCPA Condemns Executive Order for Maintaining “Zero Tolerance” Policy

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 21, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the recent executive order that maintains the cruel “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This executive order simply opens the door to replacing family separation with family detention. Indefinitely imprisoning children alongside their parents is not the…



Hundreds of Jewish Organizations Join Together to Urge the Administration to End “Zero Tolerance” Family Separation Policy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 21, 2018

New York, NY – Today 350 national, state, and local Jewish organizations—including the Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox movements—sent a joint letter urging the Administration to immediately rescind the “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all adults who cross the border. This practice forces authorities to separate children from their migrant parents because there are laws protecting immigrant…



JCPA Urges Administration to End the Family Separation Policy and Uphold Our Nation’s Values of Family Unity and Justice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 13, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly condemns the Administration’s policy of separating children from their migrant families at the US’s southern border. To amplify the voice of the Jewish community and speak out against this policy, JCPA and ADL sent a letter signed by 26 national Jewish organizations urging…