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A Jewish Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles

by tgilden

  • Posted on October 29, 2020

The bedrock of American liberty is a strong, thriving democracy and an engaged citizenry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of the way we live, including how we vote in elections. It’s a longstanding tradition that nonpartisan groups across the spectrum do their part by encouraging their members and the larger community to…

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 2. Register to Vote Make sure to register at and encourage others to as well. 3. Sign onto Faith Policy Priorities Add your name to the petition to support the most vulnerable at…

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…

Provision of Kashruth Food at JCPA-Sponsored Meetings

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 14, 2020

Adopted by the 2020 JCPA Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF version. For over 75 years, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (formerly the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council) has been committed to providing an inclusive environment where every segment of our membership could participate without compromising its core values. In that spirit,…