JCPA 2017 Fall Meetings

Attend JCPA’s 2017 Fall Meetings!

The past few months have brought a whirlwind of challenges for the Jewish community and our broader society. Join JCPA for our Fall Meetings, as we come together with community relations leaders from around the country to engage with experts and grapple with these issues.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Afternoon (1:00 PM)

Strategic Challenges and Opportunities Facing Israel

Consultation on the Jewish Response to Emboldened White Supremacy in America. Strategize with experts about how to keep your community safe physically and connected politically by working with law enforcement and standing in solidarity with other targeted groups to counter anti-Semitism, racism, bigotry, and xenophobia.

Setting the Domestic Policy Agenda. Engage with the Washington directors of JCPA’s member agencies as we set priorities for the upcoming Congressional session. Rolling out JCPA’s new criminal justice toolkit, In Your Backyard: A Toolkit for Addressing Criminal Justice at the Local Level.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Morning (10:00 AM)

Dvar Torah on September 11 Anniversary

  • Pluralism in Israel: The Stakes for Diaspora Jewry with Steve Bayme, AJC
  • Challenges and Concerns on the International Stage with David Harris, CEO, AJC
  • Welcoming Vanita Gupta, newly appointed CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights



Workshop on Advocating for Civility at the Local Level. Participate in a skill-building workshop on working effectively with your local community in an era of growing polarization. How do we move our priority work forward in the face of pressure from both the left and the right to respond to current events? How can we be a force for civility?

Programming finishes at 4:00 PM.

September 10-11, 2017

AJC Headquarters in New York


Ambassador Dani Dayan, Israeli Consul General in New York Marilyn Mayo, Senior Research Fellow, Anti-Defamation League Pastor Gilford T. Monrose, Mount Zion Church of God Richard Foltin, Director of National Affairs, AJC Barbara Weinstein, Associate Director, Religious Action Center William C. Daroff, Director of the Washington Office, The Jewish Federations of North America Jody Rabhan, Director of Washington Operations, National Council of Jewish Women Steven Bayme, David Harris, CEO, AJC Vanita Gupta, CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Rabbi Doug Kahn, Broad Tent Consulting and Jewish Council for Public Affairs Carol Brick-Turin, President, JCRC Directors Association Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Director, The Center for Community Leadership @JCRC-NY

All meetings will be held at the offices of the American Jewish Committee at 165 East 56th Street, New York, NY. Please note that you must bring a photo ID and register in advance to enter the building.