Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Resolution on Supporting the Abraham Accords

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

Adopted by the 2021 Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF. In the past several months, beginning with the announcement in August 2020 that the State of Israel and the United Arab Emirates were normalizing relations, followed by a signing ceremony in September on the White House lawn, we have witnessed an incredible breakthrough in…



Resolution on Renewing Our Commitment to Combatting Climate Change

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

Adopted by the 2021 Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has been a strong advocate for combating climate change, which is one of the greatest threats we face. A 2019 United Nations report warns of a looming ecological disaster that will endanger not only countless species, but ultimately…



Resolution Condemning the Genocide of the Uyghur People

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

Adopted by the 2021 Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF. On January 19, 2021, the United States government determined there was irrefutable evidence that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is engaging in gross human rights violations against the Uyghur Muslim ethnic minority that constitute genocide based upon the definition outlined in the United Nations…



Resolution on Expanding Voter Access

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

Adopted by the 2021 Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF. As recognized in resolutions adopted by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in 2011 and 2017: “The cornerstone of democracy is the election process. […] The Jewish people have long been committed to ensuring that all eligible citizens are afforded the opportunity to vote…



Principles for Responding to a National or Global Health Crisis

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2020

Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020 Click here for the PDF version. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the globe. JCPA believes it is critical that the community relations field set policy recommendations for handling public health crises, in order to guide the work of JCPA and the field…



Voting Rights and Elections During a Public Health Crisis

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2020

Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020 Click here for the PDF version. The novel coronavirus pandemic in 2020 has exposed the very real and highly concerning overlap between public health and the way in which our elections are run. In 2020, we have even greater challenges as the coronavirus pandemic compounds pre-existing long-term voter access…



Resolution on Criminal Justice Reform During a Public Health Crisis

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2020

Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020 Click here for the PDF version. In the context of our criminal justice system, the novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed the very real and highly concerning overlap between public health and the way in which our incarceration system operates. Jails and prisons have been described as petri dishes for…



Immigration Concerns During a Pandemic

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2020

Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020 Click here for the PDF version. JCPA believes that people should not be treated as criminals for seeking opportunities for a better life in the United States. They should be treated with dignity and not deprived of basic human rights, including health and safety. JCPA believes that any current…

Adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Working Definition of Antisemitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 3, 2020

Adopted by the 2020 JCPA Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF version. In 2016, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), a consortium of (then) 31 countries—including the U.S. and Israel—developed and formally adopted the Working Definition of Antisemitism. This definition is a useful tool for combating hate and antisemitism in the U.S. and around…

Provision of Kashruth Food at JCPA-Sponsored Meetings

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 14, 2020

Adopted by the 2020 JCPA Delegates Assembly Click here for the PDF version. For over 75 years, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (formerly the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council) has been committed to providing an inclusive environment where every segment of our membership could participate without compromising its core values. In that spirit,…