Category Archive for: Press Center

JCPA Applauds House Passage of Funding to Replenish Iron Dome Missile Interceptors

by tgilden

  • Posted on September 23, 2021

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the House of Representatives for the bipartisan passage of the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 5323), which would provide $1 billion to Israel to replace the missile interceptors that protected Israeli civilians from missiles fired from Gaza by Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad during the…



JCPA Condemns Texas’ New Anti-Abortion Law

by tgilden

  • Posted on September 1, 2021

The Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns Texas’ new anti-abortion law, Senate Bill (S.B) 8, which bans abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy—before most people are aware they are pregnant. S.B. 8 places the onus of enforcement on private citizens, who can now sue abortion providers, as well as anyone who “aids or…



JCPA Applauds Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

by tgilden

  • Posted on August 24, 2021

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the House of Representatives on today’s passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4) and urges the Senate to follow suit as soon as possible. As an historic civil rights organization, JCPA has actively supported voting rights and worked to maximize voter enfranchisement since…



JCPA Mourns the Passing of Richard Trumka

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 9, 2021

New York, NY — JCPA mourns the passing of Richard Trumka, an historic leader in the U.S. labor movement, from his years in and as leader of the United Mine Workers of America to his work as head of the AFL-CIO. JCPA was honored to present him with the JCPA Chaver Tzedek, Friend of Justice…



David Bohm Elected as JCPA’s New Board Chair

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 28, 2021

New York, NY — David Bohm has been elected JCPA Board Chair for the term, June 2021 – June 2023, and will serve as the 29th leader of the organization since its founding in 1944. He leads JCPA as it seeks to expand its role as a vital resource to Jewish communities across the United…



JCPA Commemorates the Murder of George Floyd

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 25, 2021

JCPA commemorates the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, which gave rise to the largest racial justice movement in the US since the 1960s. JCPA, a leader in the Jewish community on civil rights, mobilized the community relations field to achieve racial justice in our country.  We worked hand in hand with our…



JCPA Condemns Antisemitic Incidents in the Wake of Israel-Hamas Hostilities

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 24, 2021

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national network hub of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils and 16 national Jewish agencies, expresses its deep concern with the alarming rise in antisemitic incidents in the United States. We urge civic, political, and faith leaders to denounce these acts of violence and…



JCPA Welcomes Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 21, 2021

New York, NY – JCPA welcomes the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, and hopes that Hamas will abide by it and stop firing rockets into, or otherwise attack, Israel.  More than 4,000 rockets were launched toward Israel over the past eleven days. Both Palestinians and Israelis civilians (Jews and Arabs) have been…