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National and Local Jewish Groups Send Letter to New York Times

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 29, 2019

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) sent a letter to the New York Times Executive Editor condemning the Antisemitic cartoon published on April 25, 2019. JCPA, an umbrella organization of the Jewish community relations field, issued the letter signed by 54 local Jewish Community Relations Councils, 14 National member agencies, and 13 other organizations.…

JCPA Condemns the Horrific Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 27, 2019

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific shooting targeting the Chabad house during services this morning. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been harmed and we pray for a quick recovery of those injured. We are alarmed by the dual threat of increasing…

JCPA Leads Civil Rights Mission on Eve of First Anniversary of the National Memorial on Peace and Justice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 23, 2019

The Mission is central to JCPA’s ongoing efforts to re-engage the Jewish Community on Civil Rights WHAT: JCPA’s Civil Rights Mission WHEN: April 28-30, 2019 WHERE: Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Highlights include: National Human and Civil Rights Museum King Center and Tomb Rosa Park Museum Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial on…

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…

JCPA Condemns the Horrific Shootings of Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 15, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the devastating and horrific shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 49 Muslim worshipers. Our hearts go out to the families of those murdered, to those injured, and to all of our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community worldwide.…

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 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…

An open letter to my non-Jewish friends

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 8, 2019

By Ben Friedman To my progressive, non-Jewish friends: Let me start out by saying that nobody has to convince me that some of the people blasting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for making anti-Semitic remarks are operating in bad faith — I already know that. I have publicly come to the defense of those whom I believed…

JCPA Statement to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee: Hearing on “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients”

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 5, 2019

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients.” Read JCPA’s Statement for the Record below or by clicking here. As the American Jewish community’s primary convener, consensus-builder, and policy advocate for over 75 years, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) urges House Judiciary Committee members…

JCPA Urges House Members to Support H.R. 1, the For the People Act

by tgilden

  • Posted on March 5, 2019

Read our letter below or click here. March 5, 2019   SUPPORT H.R. 1, THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT Dear Representative: On behalf of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national hub of the community relations network, representing 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies, including the four main…