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JCPA ANNOUNCES 2020 TIKKUN OLAM AWARD WINNERS

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Awards to be Presented at JCPA's National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) presents its prestigious Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have displayed extraordinary efforts to make the world a better place and a passion for civic engagement and justice.  The 2020 honorees include David Bohm, Jason Flom,…

JCPA Files Interfaith Amicus Brief in Support of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Interfaith coalition of national and local organizations file amicus brief in lawsuit challenging Executive Order that effectively bans refugee resettlement New York, NY — Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Catholic Charities USA filed an amicus brief with 27 interfaith partners in a lawsuit challenging the Executive Order permitting state governors and county executives…



Ten Ways Not to Fight Antisemitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019 By eJP By David Bernstein Effectively fighting resurgent Antisemitism on both sides of the political spectrum requires us to kick some old, bad habits. Here are 10 ways not to fight it: 1. Don’t fight it by using the “A word” haphazardly We should be very careful about calling an act “Antisemitism”…



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…



Media Advisory: JCPA Leads JCRC Border Trip to Arizona

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 6, 2019

JCPA Leads Arizona-Mexico Border Trip for Jewish Community Relations Leaders WHAT:  To break through the politicized and polarized discussion on immigration, JCPA is leading a 23-person delegation on a fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border to examine U.S. policies and witness conditions facing migrants and asylum seekers firsthand. Highlights Attend an Operation Streamline hearing, a federal…

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…



We Need a Comprehensive Strategy For Fighting Anti-Semitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 31, 2019

By Michael Fromm The New York Jewish Week I grew up in Reading, Pa., in the late 1960s and early 1970s when it was not easy to be Jewish in a small town. Anti-Semitic bullying was an everyday reality for many Jewish kids, including me. But it was in this environment that I gained insights…