February 10, 2016
Last week, Jared Feldman, JCPA Vice President and Washington Director, joined Rochester’s Community Relations leaders and elected officials for their annual Legislative Lunch. Jared spoke about the Jewish community’s commitment to refugees and the federal, state, and local advocacy opportunities for the Rochester community. At the lunch, the community leaders and elected officials also heard from Dr. Michael Scharf, Chief of the Division of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, on mental health issues, and Larry Fine, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, on the importance of Israel and tackling anti-Semitism. Dozens of elected officials and staff members were present to hear about the local Jewish community’s priorities and policy perspectives.