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Ten Ways Not to Fight Antisemitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019 By eJP By David Bernstein Effectively fighting resurgent Antisemitism on both sides of the political spectrum requires us to kick some old, bad habits. Here are 10 ways not to fight it: 1. Don’t fight it by using the “A word” haphazardly We should be very careful about calling an act “Antisemitism”…



Media Advisory: JCPA Leads JCRC Border Trip to Arizona

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 6, 2019

JCPA Leads Arizona-Mexico Border Trip for Jewish Community Relations Leaders WHAT:  To break through the politicized and polarized discussion on immigration, JCPA is leading a 23-person delegation on a fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border to examine U.S. policies and witness conditions facing migrants and asylum seekers firsthand. Highlights Attend an Operation Streamline hearing, a federal…

We Need a Comprehensive Strategy For Fighting Anti-Semitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 31, 2019

By Michael Fromm The New York Jewish Week I grew up in Reading, Pa., in the late 1960s and early 1970s when it was not easy to be Jewish in a small town. Anti-Semitic bullying was an everyday reality for many Jewish kids, including me. But it was in this environment that I gained insights…



JCPA Condemns President Trump’s Tweets

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 17, 2019

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns President Trump’s recent remarks shared through twitter suggesting that four Members of Congress—each of whom is an American citizen—should go back to their countries of origin. The Congresswomen in question are no less American than the President himself and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.…



JCPA is Committed to Protecting Women’s Reproductive Freedom

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 17, 2019

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns Alabama’s new law banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest, as well as other extreme anti-abortion bills in various states. These measures undermine women’s reproductive freedom, endanger women’s health, and criminalize women who get abortions and doctors who perform them. Though Alabama’s new law is the…



Review Shows Times’ Institutional Bias Against Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 15, 2019

By David Bernstein May 14, 2019 New York Jewish Week I did not grow up in New York City, but, like so many American Jews, I grew up reading The New York Times. The Times has long served as the “hometown paper of American Jewry.” It is the newspaper we love and, in our vulnerability…



National and Local Jewish Groups Send Letter to New York Times

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 29, 2019

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) sent a letter to the New York Times Executive Editor condemning the Antisemitic cartoon published on April 25, 2019. JCPA, an umbrella organization of the Jewish community relations field, issued the letter signed by 54 local Jewish Community Relations Councils, 14 National member agencies, and 13 other organizations.…



JCPA Condemns the Horrific Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 27, 2019

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific shooting targeting the Chabad house during services this morning. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been harmed and we pray for a quick recovery of those injured. We are alarmed by the dual threat of increasing…



JCPA Leads Civil Rights Mission on Eve of First Anniversary of the National Memorial on Peace and Justice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 23, 2019

The Mission is central to JCPA’s ongoing efforts to re-engage the Jewish Community on Civil Rights WHAT: JCPA’s Civil Rights Mission WHEN: April 28-30, 2019 WHERE: Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Highlights include: National Human and Civil Rights Museum King Center and Tomb Rosa Park Museum Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial on…