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JCPA Condemns Violence and Insurrection

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 6, 2021

JCPA strongly condemns the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol Building. This was a direct assault on our democratic process, and nothing less than an attempt to disrupt the peaceful transition of power in a presidential election and an act of sedition. We urge in the strongest possible terms that President Trump and others…

JCPA Congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on Winning the 2020 Presidential Election

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 8, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) congratulates President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris for winning the 2020 Presidential election. During this election, an unprecedented number of Americans, among them many American Jews, cast their vote and participated in our democratic process. We also celebrate this historic moment as the first woman and woman of…

Building Bridges

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 4, 2020

By Jacob Markey e-Philanthropy, November 4, 2020 On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2019, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center hosted a program for Jewish teens to engage and learn about the legacy of Dr. King. Speakers from the community stressed his message of equality, and the teens left energized. While…

The Jewish Community Relations Network Speaks Out for Free and Fair Elections

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 29, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) spearheaded “A Jewish Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles,” signed by the community relations network–more than 90 Jewish organizations, including 15 national member agencies and 76 local Jewish community relations councils and Federations. Click here to read the statement. The signatories called upon “government leaders, candidates, and elected officials, Democrats…

JCPA Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 19, 2020

The bedrock of American liberty is a strong, thriving democracy and an engaged citizenry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of the way we live, including how we vote in elections. It’s a longstanding tradition that nonpartisan groups across the spectrum, including JCPA and its constituent members, do their part by encouraging their…

JCPA Pleased that Facebook Has Banned Holocaust Denial

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 12, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs praises Facebook for its decision to ban Holocaust denial earlier today. “We are pleased that Facebook heard the Jewish community outcry on Holocaust denial and hate, and after numerous discussions, took this very important step,” stated David Bernstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. JCPA…

JCPA Reiterates Statements on the Need for Civil Discourse and Condemnation of White Supremacy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 1, 2020

In the current political environment, marked by extreme polarization and inflammatory rhetoric, JCPA is sharing our 2016 Statement on Civility Around Elections, as well as excerpts from our 2018 Resolution on White Supremacy. JCPA calls on all candidates to clearly and publicly reject and condemn white supremacy, and to ensure the safety and security of…

JCPA Mourns the Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a true hero and a champion of justice and equality. Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose from the humble beginnings of an immigrant Jewish family in Flatbush to become a Supreme Court Justice. As a lawyer and advocate…