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Jewish Organizations Express Solidarity to Chinese American and Chinese Communities with a Letter of Support

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 25, 2020

New York- More than 70 Jewish organizations from the across the US, including the rabbinical bodies of the four major branches of Judaism, signed a letter of support for Chinese American and Chinese communities. In recent weeks, since public reports of the virus in January, social media has been filled with malicious allegations and misinformation against Chinese…



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…



Bail Reform Does Not Enable Anti-Semitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 27, 2020

By Zachary Katznelson and David Bernstein January 27, 2020 Jewish Week In the face of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, a tempting, but ultimately false claim has been making the rounds: the New York State bail laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020 are to blame. The argument goes that the…



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…