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JCPA’s Delegates Assembly Adopts Emergency Resolutions on Issues Related COVID-19

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 8, 2020

Today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ (JCPA) Delegates Assembly adopted four emergency resolutions related to the COVID-19 crisis at a voting session attended by almost 100 representatives of local Jewish community relations councils and national Jewish agencies. The resolutions expand the scope of JCPA’s policies related to the pandemic on immigration detention, decriminalization, and…



Five Actions for Good (While Social Distancing)

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 7, 2020

Five Actions for Good (While Social Distancing) 1. Get Counted Take 10 minutes to fill out the 2020 Census survey online at www.2020census.gov. 2. Register to Vote Make sure to register at www.vote.org and encourage others to as well. 3. Sign onto Faith Policy Priorities Add your name to the petition to support the most vulnerable at jewishpublicaffairs.salsalabs.org/PetitionforCOVID19FaithPrinciples.…

A Letter of Support to Our Friends in the Chinese American and Chinese Communities

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 21, 2020

In response to rising xenophobia aimed at the Chinese American and Chinese communities over the spread of the Coronavirus, JCPA organized a letter of solidarity from the Jewish community. We believe it is important that the Jewish community express our solidarity and support for our Chinese American friends. Dozens of Jewish organizations across the country have…

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…



St. Louis JCRC Receives JCPA Program Excellence Award

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 5, 2020

Award to be Presented at JCPA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of St. Louis will be presented with the the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Program Excellence Award at the upcoming JCPA2020 National Conference for their day camp for refugee children at the International Institute of St. Louis. The…



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…