Category Archive for: Policy Resolutions

Amendment to the 2010 Resolution on Civility

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 3, 2019

Adopted by the 2019 JCPA Delegates Assembly Robust, vigorous debate about the pressing issues of the day is vital and essential in a pluralistic society, including within our diverse Jewish community. Deep divisions are to be expected over how to address many issues including but not limited to the domestic economy, the environment, health care,…

Resolution on Holocaust and Genocide Education

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 3, 2019

Adopted by the 2019 JCPA Delegates Assembly As the Holocaust fades further into memory and the number of first-hand witnesses and survivors dwindles year after year, we are confronted with how to preserve the memory of the victims as we again repeat our mantra, “Never Again.” It has been over 70 years since World War II…

Resolution Condemning the Genocide of the Rohingya People

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 3, 2019

Adopted by the 2019 JCPA Delegates Assembly Since August 2017, the Burmese military has engaged in a brutal genocide against the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar). Soldiers have razed entire Rohingya villages; indiscriminately massacred thousands of Rohingya men, women, and children; and forced over 700,000 others to flee their homes and make the perilous journey…

Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 22, 2018

Throughout its history, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has worked to advance peace and understanding between Israel and the Palestinians. Committed leadership on both sides is essential to achievement of that goal. As an organization devoted to relationship-building, we know that a strong grassroots foundation for such peace is equally important, built through…



Resolution on White Supremacy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 28, 2018

On August 11 and 12, 2017, white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a large rally they called “Unite the Right.” The event, which was ostensibly organized to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a local park, featured a torch-lit march, racist and anti-Semitic signs and chants (including “Jews will not…



Resolution Reaffirming Commitment to Racial Justice Within the Jewish Community

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 28, 2018

Since its founding in 1944, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has adopted policy resolutions declaring our commitment to the elimination of racial segregation and discrimination.[1] Working toward an inclusive, fair, and just society is a cornerstone of Jewish communal relations work.[2] This flows from our values as a Jewish people and our recognition…



Resolution on Voting Rights

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 26, 2017

The Jewish people’s commitment to voting rights is rooted in our sacred obligation to pursue justice, in our historical experiences, and in our commitment to cherished rights. A 2011 Jewish Council for Public Affairs resolution on elections began with the core premise that “The cornerstone of democracy is the election process.” Unfortunately, the integrity of…



Resolution on Domestic and Sexual Violence

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 26, 2017

Intimate partner, domestic, and sexual violence affect our society at an epidemic level. In their lifetime, an estimated 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced physical violence by a partner, and an estimated 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced some form of sexual violence.   Domestic…



Resolution on the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 War

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 26, 2017

The 1967 War (June 5-10, 1967) was a transformative event in the history of Israel and the Jewish people. Surrounded on all its borders and threatened with annihilation, Israel emerged after six days with a decisive military victory against the combined armies of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. The city of Jerusalem was reunified…



Celebrating Doug Kahn

by Administrator

  • Posted on May 17, 2016

Whereas the global history of the Jewish people is replete with case studies in community relations:  from Queen Esther’s intervention, which saved the Jewish people from extermination in Shushan, to Casar Kaskal, whose appeal to President Lincoln saved Jews from expulsion in Kentucky at the hands of General Ulysses S. Grant; Whereas the hallmarks of…