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Antisemitism and Violent Hatred on Facebook “Needs To Stop”

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 10, 2020

The Jewish Appeal to Facebook on Charlottesville Anniversary Over 90 national, state and local Jewish organizations representing the Jewish community relations network are appealing to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to take action to stem the growth of antisemitism, racism, violent hatred and disinformation online. “You preside over one of the most powerful communications systems in…

JCPA Mourns Death of Congressman John Lewis: A True American Hero

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 19, 2020

July 18, New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) mourns the death of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis who died from cancer.  He was a true hero and beacon of hope. He will be sorely missed. JCPA and the Jewish Community Relations Council in Atlanta worked closely with Representative John Lewis for…

Black Lives Matter, American Jews, and Antisemitism: Distinguishing Between the Organization(s), the Movement, and the Ubiquitous Phrase

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 16, 2020

 Today’s Black Lives Matter movement has become one of the most prolific social movements in decades.  It is a movement focused on improving the safety and well-being of Black people in the U.S., achieving racial justice, and ending racial disparities in all areas of our society.  When Jews are asked to march with or just…

JCRC Network Speaks Out on The Killing of George Floyd

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 9, 2020

The Jewish community relations network has long been committed to racial justice and black-Jewish relations. In response to the murder of George Floyd, JCRCs from across the country have spoken out forcefully and recommitted themselves to fighting systemic racism in partnership with the black community. At this historic moment we are sharing with you the…

Dear Jewish community – here’s what to do now

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020 By Jeremy Burton, Josh Sayles, Lindsey Mintz And Rori Picker Neiss As protests continue across the United States, we are witnessing at the forefront, a conversation about what the Jewish community relations field has long understood to exist under the surface: systemic racism underlies and permeates our societal structures. Policies such as housing and zoning practices,…

My Fellow Jews: Get in the Fight

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 1, 2020

Op-Ed by Melanie Roth Gorelick The Forward May 31, 2020 I am sure you are as outraged as I am over the murder of George Floyd during a violent arrest by police in Minneapolis. This brutality took place on the heels of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased and gunned down by armed white men…

Principles for Responding to a National or Global Health Crisis

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2020

Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020 Click here for the PDF version. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the globe. JCPA believes it is critical that the community relations field set policy recommendations for handling public health crises, in order to guide the work of JCPA and the field…