Category Archive for: Press Releases

Nine Reasons Jewish Organizations should Issue fewer Public Statements

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 17, 2017

By David Bernstein and Abby Porth Since the Presidential election, there has been unceasing demand on Jewish organizations to issue public statements condemning or condoning this or that policy, nominee, comment made by a public official, and – remarkably – even this or that other Jewish organization for their accomplishment or failure to do one…



JCPA and NAJL Partner to Strengthen Jewish Voice in Nation’s State Capitols

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 10, 2017

New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)and the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL) have announced a new partnership to strengthen the American Jewish community’s voice in state capitols. The two organizations are seeking to build stronger ties with state legislators and Jewish community relations councils in a coordinated and unified effort…



JCPA Calls for Action Against Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 1, 2017

Washington DC – The ongoing bomb threats aimed at Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) have sown fear in more than 100 Jewish communities and institutions across the country. “We call upon our public officials, in both word and deed, to do everything in their power to put a stop to these threats and incidents,” stated David…



JCPA2017: The Path Forward Feb 25-28, Washington, DC: At Time of Unprecedented National Debate Jewish Communal Leaders Convene to Shape Agenda Under the New Administration

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 9, 2017

New York, NY — The first weeks of the new administration have been a dizzying roller-coaster ride for Americans; a time of unprecedented divisiveness, protests and debate about the nature of our democracy. The Jewish community in particular faces a number of difficult challenges in the months and years ahead. We are living in exciting,…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants and Refugees

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 29, 2017

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the coordinating body of the Jewish community relations field, opposes President Trump’s executive orders that would restrict entry for refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, halt federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” and expand detention for immigrants and asylum-seekers. “We are deeply concerned about President Trump’s actions…



JCPA Condemns Violence, Calls for Policy and Social Change

by Administrator

  • 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…



JCPA Mourns the Death of Elie Wiesel, z”l

by Administrator

  • 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

by Administrator

  • 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.…