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JCPA’s Leadership in Combating White Supremacy and Hate

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  • Posted on August 25, 2017

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has been at the forefront in opposing racism, bigotry, and xenophobia for decades. Following recent events related to Charlottesville, JCPA’s has been leading its network to ensure that the Jewish community is safe physically and connected politically by standing in solidarity with other targeted groups to counter hate.…



Corey Shapiro, Louisville

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 21, 2017

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Corey graduated from Washington University in 1996 with a degree in English Literature.  After Washington University, Corey worked in Washington, D.C. for several years as a political organizer for the advocacy group, People For the American Way and worked on several political campaigns.  He then graduated, with honors, from George Washington University Law School in…



Mohammed Dawarshe, Givat Haviva

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 22, 2017

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Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel’s population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities.…



Ken Stern, Center for Israel Education (CIE)

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 7, 2017

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Ken Stern is the President of the Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Director of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI). Since 1977, he has taught modern Middle Eastern History, Political Science, and Israel Studies.



Fern Oppenheim, Brand Israel Group

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 7, 2017

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Fern Oppenheim is the co-founder of Brand Israel Group and the President of Applied Marketing Innovations, a marketing firm she founded to provide consulting support to pro-Israel organizations. She was also a communications consultant to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and is responsible for the U.S. Segmentation Study and the implementation…



JCPA Israel Mission 2016: Overview and Reflections

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  • Posted on December 21, 2016

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JCPA concluded its latest mission to Israel. The purpose of the trip was to help the Jewish community become more nuanced advocates for Israel in the United States. Mission participants confronted issues of racial and gender equality, pluralism, freedom of religion, and the status of the two-state solution. JCRC Directors and JCPA staff shared their…



2016 JCPA Frank Family Leadership Institute Fellows

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 23, 2016

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The Frank Family Leadership Institute educates a talented group of young leaders from around the country for involvement in the Jewish community relations field. This unique opportunity trains emerging leaders to be active in the areas of public policy, public affairs, and intergroup/interfaith relations at both the local and national levels. This year we selected…



Jewish Council for Public Affairs Congratulates Donald J. Trump, Urges Reconciliation

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 9, 2016

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New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the representative body of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national organizations, congratulates Donald J. Trump on his victory.  “We wish President-elect Trump well moving forward,,” said David Bernstein, JCPA’s President and CEO.. “We commend him on the message of unity he conveyed…



Take the Deep Dive

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One mistake we often make in intergroup relations is that we reach out to a potential target group, such as an African-American organization we’ve never worked with, and immediately try to form a joint agenda. We hastily push our own interests on the other group and don’t take the time to know their agenda or…



Jewish Values in Action
Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 5, 2016

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    Jewish Values in Action
    Israel

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The United States plays a vital role in negotiating a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The only viable path forward is through a two state solution: the Jewish State of Israel and a State of Palestine, existing side-by-side in peace and security. While recent peace talks have not moved forward, violence on Israel’s borders…