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Jewish Organizations Express Solidarity to Chinese American and Chinese Communities with a Letter of Support

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 25, 2020

New York- More than 70 Jewish organizations from the across the US, including the rabbinical bodies of the four major branches of Judaism, signed a letter of support for Chinese American and Chinese communities. In recent weeks, since public reports of the virus in January, social media has been filled with malicious allegations and misinformation against Chinese…

Paul Fishman

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 6, 2020

Paul Fishman heads Arnold & Porter’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response team and is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Commercial Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Appellate practices. He focuses on counseling executives and boards of directors on complex and sensitive issues, and handles internal and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation,…

Evie Litwok

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 5, 2020

Evie Litwok is the Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration (WMI). A non-profit organization devoted to raising public awareness of conditions within the nation’s prisons and ending mass incarceration, WMI uses documentation, leadership development, grassroots organizing and advocacy to make impact.  Litwok left prison homeless, jobless, and penniless in 2014.  Despite the…

Heidi Altman

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 3, 2020

Heidi Altman is the Director of Policy for the National Immigrant Justice Center, overseeing NIJC’s legislative and policy advocacy on issues that impact immigrant communities including immigration detention, enforcement, and access to asylum. Previously, Heidi served as the legal director for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition and created the in-house immigration legal services program at the…

Dr. Efraim Chalamish

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 29, 2020

Dr. Efraim Chalamish is an international economic law Prof., advisor, and commentator. He has been involved in international legal practice in New York, Paris and Israel, along with research and analysis of cutting edge areas in public and private international economic law. His work included both international arbitration disputes and cross-border transactions for multinational clients…

Bail Reform Does Not Enable Anti-Semitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 27, 2020

By Zachary Katznelson and David Bernstein January 27, 2020 Jewish Week In the face of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, a tempting, but ultimately false claim has been making the rounds: the New York State bail laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020 are to blame. The argument goes that the…

JCPA presents Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Leading Disability Rights and Jewish Advocate

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 1, 2020

Award to be Presented at JCPA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is proud to present its prestigious Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, a leading advocate for rights for people with disabilities, philanthropist and Jewish activist. JCPA bestows its Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have…


by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Awards to be Presented at JCPA's National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) presents its prestigious Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have displayed extraordinary efforts to make the world a better place and a passion for civic engagement and justice.  The 2020 honorees include David Bohm, Jason Flom,…

JCPA Files Interfaith Amicus Brief in Support of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Interfaith coalition of national and local organizations file amicus brief in lawsuit challenging Executive Order that effectively bans refugee resettlement New York, NY — Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Catholic Charities USA filed an amicus brief with 27 interfaith partners in a lawsuit challenging the Executive Order permitting state governors and county executives…