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Position Available: Communication Manager

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  • Posted on June 17, 2016

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The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is seeking a Communications Manager. JCPA is a non-profit organization that supports a network of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national agencies around the country and represents their policy priorities nationally. JCPA is looking for a committed, passionate professional who cares deeply about the Jewish…



Hours Against Hate

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  • Posted on May 12, 2016

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Exemplary/outstanding/innovative program Hours Against Hate urges people to pledge their time to people who live, pray, look and love differently than they do. It inspires activism and urges individual action with the goal of transcending the barriers between people. Our JCRC launched Hours Against Hate in June 2013 with an impressive list of excited partners,…



Why climate change is a Jewish racial justice issue

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  • Posted on March 1, 2016

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By Liya Rechtman Originally published in the Washington Jewish Week February marks Black History Month, an opportunity to learn about and share African-American history. Further, Black History Month is a moment to consider where we, as a Jewish and an American community, can continue pursuing racial justice in the coming year. In the first week…



Tu’Bshvat – The Jewish Holiday for the Trees

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  • Posted on January 19, 2016

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The Jewish holiday for the trees falls on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, which coincides with January 25th this year. The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life has created a whole collection of resources for celebrating this major Jewish environmental holiday.COEJL has sermon starters,source sheets, and articles that can help you…



Let’s work together to #EndHumanTrafficking

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  • Posted on January 13, 2016

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January marks Human Trafficking Awareness Month and Thursday, January 14th is Jewish Community Day of Action to #EndHumanTrafficking. In 2014 the National Human Trafficking hot line received over 21,000 calls reporting suspected human trafficking yet, the Department of Justice brought just 208 federal human trafficking prosecutions. Within the U.S. women, men, teenagers, and children (both…



Welcome Message from David Bernstein

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  • Posted on January 5, 2016

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It is with great excitement that I join the JCPA team this month. I am truly honored to work with a fantastic staff team, a committed group of volunteer leaders, and a dynamic Jewish community relations movement. The JCPA has been at the forefront of advocating for Jewish concerns. It has played a critical role…



JCPA Welcomes Bipartisan Appropriations and Tax Compromise Deal in Congress

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Washington, D.C., December 18, 2015 – In response to the federal funding and tax agreement reached in Congress, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has issued the following statement:  We deeply appreciate the hard work and cooperative process that resulted in the legislative package agreed to by Congress.  Rather than another government shut-down, Members…



Refugee Crisis in Syria

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  • Posted on October 8, 2015

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Guided by our own history as refugees as well as our shared biblical and prophetic mandate to protect and welcome the stranger, the American Jewish community has always been a stakeholder in refugee resettlement and protection, both in the U.S. and in other countries— offering new beginnings, including helping to welcome more than three million…



Hello world!

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  • Posted on September 29, 2015

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Welcome to JCPA Multi Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!



JCPA Statement on Terror Attack in Jerusalem

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  • Posted on March 6, 2015

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  Jerusalem: This morning, on the joyous holiday of Purim, Jerusalem (which celebrates Purim on the 15th of Adar) was once again the scene of terror and violence. The JCPA condemns this attack and prays for an end to the violence that has long plagued the eternal city.   Susan Turnbull, Chair of the JCPA,…