Category Archive for: Press Releases

Moving Forward: Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Virtual Benefit to Take Place December 14, 2021

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on December 6, 2021

Moving Forward: Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Virtual Benefit to Take Place December 14, 2021 jewishpublicaffairs.org/2021-virtual-benefit/ New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is holding its Virtual Benefit on December 14, 2021 at 7 PM. For 77 years, JCPA has been the organized Jewish community’s primary policy advocate, convener, and…

JCPA and 20 Major Jewish Organizations Send Letter Urging Swift Consideration of U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Nominee

by tgilden

  • Posted on November 11, 2021

On November 11, 2021, JCPA sent the letter below on behalf of 20 major Jewish organizations, including its national member agencies and the four streams of American Judaism, to Senate Foreign Relations Committee members urging them to swiftly fill the position of U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism by considering the current nominee.…

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…