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My Fellow Jews: Get in the Fight

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 1, 2020

Op-Ed by Melanie Roth Gorelick The Forward May 31, 2020 I am sure you are as outraged as I am over the murder of George Floyd during a violent arrest by police in Minneapolis. This brutality took place on the heels of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was chased and gunned down by armed white men…

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…

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…


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,…