Category Archive for: Press Center

JCPA Mourns the Loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) mourns the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a true hero and a champion of justice and equality. Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose from the humble beginnings of an immigrant Jewish family in Flatbush to become a Supreme Court Justice. As a lawyer and advocate…



Antisemitism and Violent Hatred on Facebook “Needs To Stop”

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 10, 2020

The Jewish Appeal to Facebook on Charlottesville Anniversary Over 90 national, state and local Jewish organizations representing the Jewish community relations network are appealing to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to take action to stem the growth of antisemitism, racism, violent hatred and disinformation online. “You preside over one of the most powerful communications systems in…

JCPA Mourns Death of Congressman John Lewis: A True American Hero

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on July 19, 2020

July 18, New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) mourns the death of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis who died from cancer.  He was a true hero and beacon of hope. He will be sorely missed. JCPA and the Jewish Community Relations Council in Atlanta worked closely with Representative John Lewis for…



JCRC Network Speaks Out on The Killing of George Floyd

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on June 9, 2020

The Jewish community relations network has long been committed to racial justice and black-Jewish relations. In response to the murder of George Floyd, JCRCs from across the country have spoken out forcefully and recommitted themselves to fighting systemic racism in partnership with the black community. At this historic moment we are sharing with you the…



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…



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…