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JCPA Announces Tikkun Olam Award Winners to be Presented at its Virtual Benefit December 14, 2021

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on November 11, 2021

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is holding Moving Forward: JCPA2021 Virtual Benefit on December 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM. For 77 years, JCPA has been the organized Jewish community’s primary convener and consensus-builder, community relations powerhouse, and policy advocate. Today our mission remains critical as we have risen to…

JCPA Applauds the Appointment of Chanan Wiessman as White House Liaison to the Jewish Community

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on August 9, 2021

New York, NY— JCPA applauds the White House for the appointment of Chanan Weissman as the White Houses’ liaison to the Jewish community. JCPA had advocated that filling this position be a priority for the Administration, particularly given the recent growth of antisemitism in the United States. According to David Bohm, JCPA Chair: “JCPA is pleased…



A Letter of Support to Our Friends in the Chinese American and Chinese Communities

by tgilden

  • Posted on February 21, 2020

In response to rising xenophobia aimed at the Chinese American and Chinese communities over the spread of the Coronavirus, JCPA organized a letter of solidarity from the Jewish community. We believe it is important that the Jewish community express our solidarity and support for our Chinese American friends. Dozens of Jewish organizations across the country have…

Paul Fishman

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 6, 2020

Paul Fishman heads Arnold & Porter’s Crisis Management and Strategic Response team and is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense, Commercial Litigation, Securities Enforcement, and Appellate practices. He focuses on counseling executives and boards of directors on complex and sensitive issues, and handles internal and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation,…



Evie Litwok

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 5, 2020

Evie Litwok is the Founder and Executive Director of Witness to Mass Incarceration (WMI). A non-profit organization devoted to raising public awareness of conditions within the nation’s prisons and ending mass incarceration, WMI uses documentation, leadership development, grassroots organizing and advocacy to make impact.  Litwok left prison homeless, jobless, and penniless in 2014.  Despite the…



Heidi Altman

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on February 3, 2020

Heidi Altman is the Director of Policy for the National Immigrant Justice Center, overseeing NIJC’s legislative and policy advocacy on issues that impact immigrant communities including immigration detention, enforcement, and access to asylum. Previously, Heidi served as the legal director for the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition and created the in-house immigration legal services program at the…



Dr. Efraim Chalamish

by Haya Luftig

  • Posted on January 29, 2020

Dr. Efraim Chalamish is an international economic law Prof., advisor, and commentator. He has been involved in international legal practice in New York, Paris and Israel, along with research and analysis of cutting edge areas in public and private international economic law. His work included both international arbitration disputes and cross-border transactions for multinational clients…



Compilation of Resources on the Gaza-Israel Border Conflict

by tgilden

  • Posted on May 30, 2018

See below for a compilation of news articles, opinion pieces, and organization statements regarding the recent conflict along the Gaza–Israel border from a broad range of media outlets in order to provide access to several sources in one place.  NEWS ARTICLES IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza Following Gunfire to Sderot, Troops, The Jerusalem Report, Anna…



JCPA’s Leadership in Combating White Supremacy and Hate

by Administrator

  • Posted on August 25, 2017

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has been at the forefront in opposing racism, bigotry, and xenophobia for decades. Following recent events related to Charlottesville, JCPA’s has been leading its network to ensure that the Jewish community is safe physically and connected politically by standing in solidarity with other targeted groups to counter hate.…