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“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

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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…



The thoughtfulness of JCPA2016

by jgilad

  By Jamie Ratner, Indianapolis Having been involved with my local JCRC for over four years, I was honored to be part of the Lois & Larry Frank Fellowship Program through JCPA this year. The fellowship started in January and ended at JCPA2016, JCPA’s annual meeting.  Though engaged at the local level, I had little…



You Hate the Jewish Establishment But Do you Know What It Is?

by jgilad

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…



Why Dueling Camps On Israel Need Each Other

by jgilad

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…



The Jewish Community Relations Imperative

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By David Bernstein (EJP) —  During the civil rights era and in the years in its immediate wake, Jewish community relations was widely  considered very high priority work. Jewish leaders and funders believed that the fate of the Jewish community was inextricably tied to the ascendency of other minorities and a more just American society. Buoyed…



Frank Fellows Reflection

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By Deborah Price On January 25, 2016, I curled up on my couch in my downtown St. Louis loft and flipped open my laptop to skim the news.  A story in the Times of Israel entitled “Israeli Man Fights off Palestinian Stabbers with a Supermarket Cart” caught my eye.  It featured an Israeli man named…



A “Purple State Strategy” for Jewish Community Relations

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With growing challenges to Israel’s legitimacy and American pluralism, we need now, more than ever, a strong and focused Jewish community relations movement. In the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, much of the Jewish community viewed the community relations agenda – public advocacy and relationship-building on behalf of the Jewish community – as central to…



The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of

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NEW YORK (JTA) — If you want to understand why the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, or BDS, has gained so much ground in the past two years, look no further than intersectionality, the study of related systems of oppression. Intersectionality holds that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and homophobia — constitute an…