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JCPA Applauds the Appointment of Chanan Wiessman as White House Liaison to the Jewish Community

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 9, 2021

New York, NY— JCPA applauds the White House for the appointment of Chanan Weissman as the White Houses’ liaison to the Jewish community. JCPA had advocated that filling this position be a priority for the Administration, particularly given the recent growth of antisemitism in the United States. According to David Bohm, JCPA Chair: “JCPA is pleased…



JCPA Mourns the Passing of Richard Trumka

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 9, 2021

New York, NY — JCPA mourns the passing of Richard Trumka, an historic leader in the U.S. labor movement, from his years in and as leader of the United Mine Workers of America to his work as head of the AFL-CIO. JCPA was honored to present him with the JCPA Chaver Tzedek, Friend of Justice…



JCPA Commemorates the Murder of George Floyd

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 25, 2021

JCPA commemorates the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which gave rise to the largest racial justice movement in the US since the 1960s. JCPA, a leader in the Jewish community on civil rights, mobilized the community relations field to achieve racial justice in our country.  We worked hand in hand with our…



JCPA Response to Escalation of Violence in Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2021

In the past few days there has been an escalation of violence in Jerusalem and, more recently, seven Hamas rockets fired at Israeli cities. Israel is currently in a state of emergency. JCPA condemns the incitement by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and urges all parties to do what they can to deescalate the situation.…



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…