Category Archive for: Press Releases

JCPA Applauds House Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 5, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the House of Representatives’ historic passage of the bipartisan American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), which would protect over two million Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) recipients. The American Dream and Promise Act would provide a…



JCPA Appoints Michael Fromm As New Board Chair

by tgilden

  • Posted on June 4, 2019

Michael Fromm has been elected Board Chair for the term June 2019–June 2021. Fromm, who will serve as the 28th leader of JCPA since its founding in 1944, takes over as the organization seeks to expand its role as a vital resource to Jewish communities across the United States in forging alliances with other ethnic,…

JCPA is Committed to Protecting Women’s Reproductive Freedom

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 17, 2019

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns Alabama’s new law banning abortion even in cases of rape and incest, as well as other extreme anti-abortion bills in various states. These measures undermine women’s reproductive freedom, endanger women’s health, and criminalize women who get abortions and doctors who perform them. Though Alabama’s new law is the…



Review Shows Times’ Institutional Bias Against Israel

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on May 15, 2019

By David Bernstein May 14, 2019 New York Jewish Week I did not grow up in New York City, but, like so many American Jews, I grew up reading The New York Times. The Times has long served as the “hometown paper of American Jewry.” It is the newspaper we love and, in our vulnerability…



National and Local Jewish Groups Send Letter to New York Times

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 29, 2019

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) sent a letter to the New York Times Executive Editor condemning the Antisemitic cartoon published on April 25, 2019. JCPA, an umbrella organization of the Jewish community relations field, issued the letter signed by 54 local Jewish Community Relations Councils, 14 National member agencies, and 13 other organizations.…



JCPA Condemns the Horrific Shooting at the Chabad of Poway

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 27, 2019

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific shooting targeting the Chabad house during services this morning. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have been harmed and we pray for a quick recovery of those injured. We are alarmed by the dual threat of increasing…



JCPA Leads Civil Rights Mission on Eve of First Anniversary of the National Memorial on Peace and Justice

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on April 23, 2019

The Mission is central to JCPA’s ongoing efforts to re-engage the Jewish Community on Civil Rights WHAT: JCPA’s Civil Rights Mission WHEN: April 28-30, 2019 WHERE: Atlanta, Montgomery, Selma, and Birmingham. Highlights include: National Human and Civil Rights Museum King Center and Tomb Rosa Park Museum Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial on…



JCPA Condemns the Horrific Shootings of Muslim Worshipers in New Zealand

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on March 15, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) condemns the devastating and horrific shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which killed 49 Muslim worshipers. Our hearts go out to the families of those murdered, to those injured, and to all of our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community worldwide.…



JCPA Votes to Adopt Four New Resolutions at 2019 National Conference in D.C.

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 19, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt four new resolutions during the JCPA2019 national conference held February 9-12 in Washington, D.C. These resolutions are now policy for the community relations field. Each year, JCPA convenes its Delegates Assembly, composed of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) and…



JCPA Strongly Opposes Administration’s Decision Allowing S. Carolina Foster Agencies to Discriminate Against Jewish Parents

by tgilden

  • Posted on January 23, 2019

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) decision to grant a waiver authorizing a government-funded South Carolina foster agency to discriminate against prospective foster parents on the basis of religion. The waiver sanctions taxpayer-funded discrimination and harms foster children, one of…