Category Archive for: Press Releases

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…

JCPA Response to Escalation of Violence in Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 10, 2021

In the past few days there has been an escalation of violence in Jerusalem and, more recently, seven Hamas rockets fired at Israeli cities. Israel is currently in a state of emergency. JCPA condemns the incitement by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas and urges all parties to do what they can to deescalate the situation.…

JCPA Network Adopts Four New Resolutions at 2021 National Virtual Conference

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 27, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly adopted four new resolutions during the JCPA2021 national virtual conference, from April 25-26, 2021. They focus on voter access, genocide against the Uyghur people, climate change, and the Abraham Accords. Each year, JCPA convenes its Delegates Assembly—representatives of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils…

JCPA Opposes Decision to Maintain Record Low Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

by tgilden

  • Posted on April 16, 2021

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes President Biden’s decision to maintain the record low refugee admissions cap of 15,000 for the remainder of the 2021 fiscal year. “The President is falling short of his promise to rebuild the U.S. refugee resettlement program and restore our nation’s commitment to…