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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…



Why We Must Renew Our Commitment To The Civil Rights Movement

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 17, 2019

By Melanie Roth Gorelick | The New York Jewish Week | I am proud of the Jewish community’s record of fighting hate and standing for justice during the civil rights period. In the 1960s we had great leaders like Rabbis Joachim Prinz and Abraham Joshua Heschel who stood with Dr. Martin Luther King. There were the Freedom…

JCPA Applauds House Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 5, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the House of Representatives’ historic passage of the bipartisan American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would protect over two million Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. The American Dream and Promise Act would provide a…



JCPA Appoints Michael Fromm As New Board Chair

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 4, 2019

Michael Fromm has been elected Board Chair for the term June 2019–June 2021. Fromm, who will serve as the 28th leader of JCPA since its founding in 1944, takes over as the organization seeks to expand its role as a vital resource to Jewish communities across the United States in forging alliances with other ethnic,…

Why Communities Must Change Everything to Combat Antisemitism

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 31, 2019

By Jackie Congedo and David Bernstein The resurgence of antisemitism on both sides of the ideological spectrum, exhibited in novel and sometimes deadly ways, demands that Jewish communities reevaluate priorities and create new strategies to combat it. In the latter part of the twentieth century, American Jews enjoyed a welcome respite from history. Antisemitism plummeted. Many thought…



How to put the brakes on draconian state laws banning abortion

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 23, 2019

By Lori Weinstein, CEO of Jewish Women International | Washington Jewish Week | Eighty-three percent of American Jews say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, the Pew Research Forum found. And yet, women’s reproductive health care is under attack like never before — and women’s lives hang in the balance. The torrent…

Action Alert: Make Noise for the Rohingya People!

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 12, 2019

CALL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT THE ROHINGYA As you likely know by now, the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar) have been targeted for destruction and genocide simply because of their religious and ethnic identity. And we know that, as Jews, we cannot remain silent in the face of such atrocities. The Senate just introduced the…



Seventy-Five Years Later, National-Local Jewish Community Relations Still Key to Jewish Wellbeing

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 13, 2019

By Larry Rubin, JCPA chief professional, 1990-2000; Hannah Rosenthal, JCPA chief professional, 2000-2004; Steve Gutow, JCPA chief professional, 2004-2015; David Bernstein, JCPA chief professional, 2016-Present ejewishphilanthropy.com Marking the 75th Anniversary of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), an organization each of us has had the honor of serving as the chief executive, it’s a…



Fighting Anti-Semitism Isn’t Just About Jews. It Kills Non-Jews, Too.

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 11, 2019

By Rori Picker Neiss Forward Anti-Semitism kills. Racism kills. Islamophobia kills. Homophobia kills. Bigotry kills. Each of these forms of bias uproots lives, devastates families, and destroys dreams. They kill violently and they kill painfully. Most shockingly of all, they kill indiscriminately. As a Jewish community, we fight anti-Semitism not only to protect ourselves, and not only to protect…