Resources

JCPA produces resources for the community relations field to support their work.  These resources range from professional development, issue-based study and advocacy, and took-kits to implement programs and mobilization efforts.

Election Mobilization

JCPA Candidate and Voter Engagement Guide 2020– Participating in the democratic process is a core American Jewish value—a civic and religious duty. The Jewish community has a rich and proud tradition of civic engagement and voter education. This guide offers resources, tools, and best practices for organizing candidate programs, voter education, and “Get Out the Vote” activities, both for the Jewish community and in conjunction with intergroup partners. Click here to view.

JCPA Nonpartisan Get Out the Vote Resource Guide 2020– includes programing to assist JCRCs with information, tools, and best practices to organize successful programming on voter engagement. The resources include information to share with your community, assist people with their voting plans, and ensure that every eligible voter, regardless of party affiliation, is able to cast their ballot safely and have it counted. Voter engagement is an important part of ensuring a strong democracy and JCRCs have traditionally encouraged the Jewish community and worked with partner organizations in the final weeks leading up to the elections. Click here to view.

Racial Justice

In Your Backyard: A Toolkit for Addressing Criminal Justice at the Local LevelJCPA’s Criminal Justice Initiative engages Jewish communities around the country in reforming the criminal justice system and ending mass incarceration in partnership with communities most directly affected.  This toolkit will help you  map out your local criminal justice landscape, engage in legislative advocacy, and learn best practices from successful programs implemented by Jewish communities. Click here to view.

Educational Materials and Curriculum on Racism and Racial Justice, June 2020 — JCPA compiled recommended materials for the Jewish community to use to educate themselves and their networks about racism and racial justice in the U.S. Click here for resource list.

Prison Reform

As a response to the greivious killing of George Floyd, JCPA pledged to end systemic racism in policing and law enforcement,  To support the community relations network on education and response on this topic, here are some resources:

Israel Advocacy

Resources on Israel’s Changing Policies on the West Bank June 2020– Israel is considering implementing an application of sovereignty or annexation over parts of the West Bank that could take place as early as July 1. JCPA and the Israel Action Network has compiled articles, webinars, and studies on various viewpoints to assist local communities vet the issue locally. Click here to view.

Professional Development

JCRC  Playbook – JCPA produces a range of materials for JCRC professionals, chairs and leaders.  These materials include, best practices, operations, lay-professional engagement, and more. To receive materials please contact Haya Luftig at hluftig@thejcpa.org.

JCRC Program Database – JCPA collaborated with several CRC Directors to create a user-friendly JCRC shared knowledge form and database. JCRC professionals can now upload, store, and share best practices, programs, protocols, and marketing materials in one online location. Click here to access the form for submission. Please note, this is a protected page, if you have something to submit and don’t have access please contact Haya Luftig at hluftig@thejcpa.org.