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Jewish Community Relations Field Adopts Six New Public Policy Positions on Key Issues at the JCPA2020 National Conference

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 14, 2020

On February 10, 2019, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt six new policy resolutions during the JCPA2020 National Conference in Washington, D.C. The resolutions cover gun violence prevention, antisemitism, restorative and rehabilitative justice, government workers’ right to unionize, federal judicial nominations, and the provision of Kashruth food at JCPA-sponsored…



Reflections on JCPA’s Leadership Mission to Israel By Miriam Smulevitz Dant

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 6, 2020

By Miriam Smulevitz Dant Last month, I traveled to Israel on the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Israel Mission, a trip geared toward Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) lay and professional leaders.  The six day trip was jam packed from morning into night with amazing speakers covering everything from Israeli politics, culture and economy,…



Reflections on JCPA’s Leadership Mission to Israel By Carol Brick-Turin

by tgilden

  • Posted on December 27, 2019

By Carol Brick-Turin, JCRC Director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation It is with profound gratitude to the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs that I share some reflections about a unique opportunity to have engaged in a five day mission with like-hearted leadership. The week was filled with inspirational…

JCPA Expresses Grave Concerns About the Plight of the Kurds

by tgilden

  • Posted on October 11, 2019

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its grave concern for the plight of the Kurds in the face of a Turkish military onslaught. “It is unconscionable that this nation would desert our Kurdish allies, who have fought the battle against ISIS,” stated Michael Fromm, Chair of JCPA. “This brazen…



A Letter to Fellow American Jews about the Humanitarian Crisis on our Border

by tgilden

  • Posted on October 5, 2019

Times of Israel Two weeks ago, we, the undersigned, returned from an intensive three-day fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border. Our goal was to better understand the factors driving the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border and to advocate more effectively for sound immigration policies. On our trip, we: Visited the Mexican Consulate to discuss…



167 Jewish Organizations Urge U.S. to Meet Refugee Goal

by tgilden

  • Posted on August 7, 2019

JCPA, a network of 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies, has joined with 166 national, state, and local Jewish organizations and institutions in urging the United States to meet the refugee resettlement admissions goal of 30,000 for fiscal year 2019 and to return to historic norms next year. In a letter delivered to Secretary…



JCPA Outraged at Latest Round of Mass Shootings

by tgilden

  • Posted on August 5, 2019

We are deeply saddened and outraged by the violent attacks in El Paso and Dayton. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and to all those affected. We must come together as a country to stop the proliferation of gun violence and hate. It is time we recognized and condemned these attacks for…



2019 August Recess Toolkit

by tgilden

  • Posted on July 22, 2019

In August, most Members of Congress schedule in-district meetings in their home states while Congress is in recess. This is an important opportunity for the Jewish community relations network to advocate on priority issues that are currently before Congress. JCPA's 2019 August Recess Toolkit provides tips for scheduling a meeting, presenting an issue, and making…

JCPA Denounces Inhuman Conditions at the Border

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 28, 2019

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) continues to denounce the inhumane conditions at immigration detention centers and border holding facilities along the Southern border, which violate federal law and "common decency," according to the American Bar Association. We urge the federal government to immediately end the detention of vulnerable immigrants, the “zero tolerance” family separation policy,…

JCPA Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Block Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 27, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision to block, at least for now, the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. JCPA has long opposed the U.S. Commerce Department’s plan to add a citizenship status question, which we believe would deter immigrants from participating and undermine…