Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 19, 2020

The bedrock of American liberty is a strong, thriving democracy and an engaged citizenry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of the way we live, including how we vote in elections. It’s a longstanding tradition that nonpartisan groups across the spectrum, including JCPA and its constituent members, do their part by encouraging their…



JCPA is pleased that Facebook Banned Holocaust Denial

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 12, 2020

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs praises Facebook for its decision to ban Holocaust denial earlier today. “We are pleased that Facebook heard the Jewish community outcry on Holocaust denial and hate, and after numerous discussions, took this very important step,” stated David Bernstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. JCPA…



JCPA Reiterates Statements on the Need for Civil Discourse and Condemnation of White Supremacy

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on October 1, 2020

In the current political environment, marked by extreme polarization and inflammatory rhetoric, JCPA is sharing our 2016 Statement on Civility Around Elections, as well as excerpts from our 2018 Resolution on White Supremacy. JCPA calls on all candidates to clearly and publicly reject and condemn white supremacy, and to ensure the safety and security of…



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…