Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Condemns Shooting in Garland Texas

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In response to the violence that has marred Garland Texas this past weekend, JCPA Chair Susan W. Turnbull and JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow released the following statement: “Many of our most sacred rights as Americans are enshrined in the first amendment of our constitution.  Freedom of speech and assembly is essential to open and…



Celebrating New Americans, JCPA Highlights Contributions of New Americans in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

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  • Posted on May 1, 2015

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Washington – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is commemorating the 10th annual Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) by promoting the theme “Celebrating New Americans.” JAHM is celebrated annually during the month of May. Throughout the month, JCPA will be highlighting stories of people from all backgrounds and ages who came to the United…



In the Wake of Baltimore City Protests, JCPA Calls For a New National Conversation

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  • Posted on April 29, 2015

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 Washington – From Ferguson to Staten Island, from North Charleston to Baltimore City, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has stood in horror as unarmed African American men have been brutalized and in some cases gunned down by law enforcement officials. For months, these deaths served as catalysts for peaceful protests and reflection, but…



JCPA Statement on Bipartisan Senate Deal on Iran Legislation

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) commends the willingness of President Obama and the U.S. Senate to work together to find a compromise that would allow Congressional review of any future agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. The Administration indicated today that the President would sign the current version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review…



The JCPA Condemns Slaughter of Students in Kenya

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As Jews prepared for their Seders and Christians observed Good Friday, news came that the Somalia-based terror group al-Shabab murdered 147 Christians at a university in Kenya. Another 79 were wounded.  According to news reports, the Islamist militant group singled out Christian students at Garissa University.  According to one student, “if you were Christian, you…



The JCPA’s Statement on Iran Framework Agreement Announcement

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After listening to President Obama’s remarks on the recently announced framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the JCPA reiterates its support for the earnest efforts of the Administration to find a diplomatic solution to the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. We recognize the hard work and perseverance of the P5 + 1 representatives that participated…



JCPA and IAN Condemn Virginia State Bar Decision to Cancel Trip to Israel

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Israel Action Network deplore the decision made by the Virginia State Bar to cancel its Midyear Legal Seminar in Jerusalem. This decision was based on a faulty assessment of material facts. Members of the Virginia Bar would have been welcomed to Israel the same as they would…



Hunger Seder in U.S. Capitol Demands an End to Childhood Hunger in America

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‘Let all who are hungry, come and eat.’ This invitation, part of the traditional Passover seder, inspired a call for Congress to provide nutrition support for child hunger at the 6th annual National Hunger Seder in the U.S. Capitol. The event, organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON: A Jewish Response to…



 JCPA and COEJL Welcome Administration’s Effort to Reduce U.S. Federal Government’s Energy Consumption

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  • Posted on March 24, 2015

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Washington, D.C.  – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), and its initiative the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL), applaud the President’s recent announcement of an Executive Order (3/19/15) to cut the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent over the next decade.  This reduction is expected to save the federal…



JCPA Reflects on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Today, seventy years after Auschwitz, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs honors the memory of those who perished at the hands of the Nazis and…