April 16, 2019

JCPA’s Civil Rights Mission Resources – From April 28-30, JCPA will take 54 Civil Rightss Mission participants on a tour of historic civil rights sites across Georgia and Alabam. Participants will grapple with the struggle for civil rights in America, then and now, and be inspired to enhance  engagement in civil rights and community relations. We encourage everyone to take advantage of JCPA’s Civil Rights Mission background resources, including a webinar on Black-Jewish relations and a list of recommended reading materials.

JCPA Joins Interfaith Coalition in Urging Congress to Stop Weaponizing Anti-Semitism for Political Purposes – Responding to concerns that elected leaders are using anti-Semitism as a wedge issue to score political points, JCPA joined 19 other religious and faith-based groups on a letter raising these concerns with Members of Congress and urging them to recommit to a constructive bipartisan approach to combating anti-Semitism. Click here to read the full letter.

JCPA and Over 300 Jewish Organizations Urge Congress to Pass the Never Again (Holocaust) Education Act – JCPA, Jewish Federations of North America, and more than 300 other national, state, and local Jewish organizations from every state in the nation sent a letter to the House Education and Labor Committee requesting a hearing and expedited markup of the Never Again Education Act (H.R. 943), which would expand access to Holocaust and anti-hate education. Click here to read the full letter.

JCPA Joins Jewish Letter in Support of the NO BAN Act – JCPA and 17 other Jewish organizations sent a letter urging Congress to pass the NO BAN Act (S. 1123/H.R. 2214), which would end the discriminatory Muslim travel bans, amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and limit Presidential authority to enact similar bans in the future. Click here to read the full letter.

Looking for Haggadot and Other Passover Resources? We’ve got you covered. Below are two aggregated lists of Haggadot created by JCPA’s members, partners, and social justice allies. From hunger to racial justice to refugees, there’s a Haggagot for everyone. JCPA wishes you a Passover filled with learning and reflection.

Indianapolis JCRC to Host Interfaith Iftar for the Rohingya People – JCRC, OBAT Helpers, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, and Beth-El Zedeck invite you to break bread with them on May 25, 2019. This interfaith Iftar is being held to raise awareness and funds for Rohingya refugees who after having fled persecution, violence and are still facing genocide in Myanmar and are now settled in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. Click here to purchase tickets.

Celebrating 75 Years of Community Relations & Advocacy

Watch our our anniversary video and read our story & timeline to learn more about how JCPA’s work has impacted our society!