Category Archive for: Press Center

Jewish Community Relations Field Adopts Six New Public Policy Positions on Key Issues at the JCPA2020 National Conference

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 14, 2020

On February 10, 2019, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt six new policy resolutions during the JCPA2020 National Conference in Washington, D.C. The resolutions cover gun violence prevention, antisemitism, restorative and rehabilitative justice, government workers’ right to unionize, federal judicial nominations, and the provision of Kashruth food at JCPA-sponsored…



Bail Reform Does Not Enable Anti-Semitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 27, 2020

By Zachary Katznelson and David Bernstein January 27, 2020 Jewish Week In the face of a wave of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, a tempting, but ultimately false claim has been making the rounds: the New York State bail laws that took effect on Jan. 1, 2020 are to blame. The argument goes that the…



JCPA presents Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Leading Disability Rights and Jewish Advocate

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 1, 2020

Award to be Presented at JCPA’s National Conference in Washington, D.C The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is proud to present its prestigious Tikkun Olam Award to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, a leading advocate for rights for people with disabilities, philanthropist and Jewish activist. JCPA bestows its Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have…



JCPA ANNOUNCES 2020 TIKKUN OLAM AWARD WINNERS

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Awards to be Presented at JCPA's National Conference in Washington, D.C. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) presents its prestigious Tikkun Olam Awards annually to individuals who have displayed extraordinary efforts to make the world a better place and a passion for civic engagement and justice.  The 2020 honorees include David Bohm, Jason Flom,…

JCPA Files Interfaith Amicus Brief in Support of the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 19, 2019

Interfaith coalition of national and local organizations file amicus brief in lawsuit challenging Executive Order that effectively bans refugee resettlement New York, NY — Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Catholic Charities USA filed an amicus brief with 27 interfaith partners in a lawsuit challenging the Executive Order permitting state governors and county executives…



Ten Ways Not to Fight Antisemitism

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019 By eJP By David Bernstein Effectively fighting resurgent Antisemitism on both sides of the political spectrum requires us to kick some old, bad habits. Here are 10 ways not to fight it: 1. Don’t fight it by using the “A word” haphazardly We should be very careful about calling an act “Antisemitism”…



JCPA Expresses Grave Concerns About the Plight of the Kurds

by tgilden

  • Posted on October 11, 2019

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its grave concern for the plight of the Kurds in the face of a Turkish military onslaught. “It is unconscionable that this nation would desert our Kurdish allies, who have fought the battle against ISIS,” stated Michael Fromm, Chair of JCPA. “This brazen…



A Letter to Fellow American Jews about the Humanitarian Crisis on our Border

by tgilden

  • Posted on October 5, 2019

Times of Israel Two weeks ago, we, the undersigned, returned from an intensive three-day fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border. Our goal was to better understand the factors driving the humanitarian crisis at the Southern Border and to advocate more effectively for sound immigration policies. On our trip, we: Visited the Mexican Consulate to discuss…



Media Advisory: JCPA Leads JCRC Border Trip to Arizona

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on September 6, 2019

JCPA Leads Arizona-Mexico Border Trip for Jewish Community Relations Leaders WHAT:  To break through the politicized and polarized discussion on immigration, JCPA is leading a 23-person delegation on a fact-finding trip to the Arizona-Mexico border to examine U.S. policies and witness conditions facing migrants and asylum seekers firsthand. Highlights Attend an Operation Streamline hearing, a federal…