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David Bohm Elected as JCPA’s New Board Chair

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 28, 2021

New York, NY — David Bohm has been elected JCPA Board Chair for the term, June 2021 – June 2023, and will serve as the 29th leader of the organization since its founding in 1944. He leads JCPA as it seeks to expand its role as a vital resource to Jewish communities across the United…



JCPA Condemns Antisemitic Incidents in the Wake of Israel-Hamas Hostilities

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 24, 2021

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national network hub of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils and 16 national Jewish agencies, expresses its deep concern with the alarming rise in antisemitic incidents in the United States. We urge civic, political, and faith leaders to denounce these acts of violence and…



JCPA Welcomes Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 21, 2021

New York, NY – JCPA welcomes the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, and hopes that Hamas will abide by it and stop firing rockets into, or otherwise attack, Israel.  More than 4,000 rockets were launched toward Israel over the past eleven days. Both Palestinians and Israelis civilians (Jews and Arabs) have been…



JCPA Network Adopts Four New Resolutions at 2021 National Virtual Conference

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly adopted four new resolutions during the JCPA2021 national virtual conference, from April 25-26, 2021. They focus on voter access, genocide against the Uyghur people, climate change, and the Abraham Accords. Each year, JCPA convenes its Delegates Assembly—representatives of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils…



JCPA Opposes Decision to Maintain Record Low Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 16, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes President Biden’s decision to maintain the record low refugee admissions cap of 15,000 for the remainder of the 2021 fiscal year. “The President is falling short of his promise to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program and restore our nation’s commitment to…



JCPA Sends Senate Judiciary Committee Letter Regarding Kristen Clarke’s Civil Rights Record

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 6, 2021

On April 6, JCPA sent the letter below to Senate Judiciary Committee members repudiating misleading allegations of antisemitism made against Kristen Clarke, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Click here for a PDF version of the letter or see below. -- Honorable Dick Durbin, Chairman Honorable Chuck Grassley,…

Statement of Solidarity with Asian American-Pacific Islander Communities

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 17, 2021

(Atlanta – March 17, 2021) – As members of Atlanta’s Jewish community, The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander women and their communities against hate and violence. We mourn for the loss of life and our thoughts are with all the victims and their families.…



American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 25, 2021 Contact: Tammy Gilden tgilden@thejcpa.org American Jewish organizations condemn military rule in Burma, call for U.S. action The Jewish Rohingya Justice Network (JRJN) condemns the military’s coup in Burma (Myanmar), its brutal crackdown on peaceful protests, and the unjust and arbitrary detention and arrest of democratic leaders, activists, and protestors.…

JCPA Expresses Concern About the Reopening of Temporary Influx Shelter for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 24, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is concerned about the Administration’s decision to reopen a temporary influx shelter in Texas for unaccompanied immigrant children. We are concerned that this may mark a return to temporary measures that have resulted in added trauma and abuse for this extremely vulnerable population. Unlike…