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CRCast: July 5 – What is the Alt-Right (and What Should we do About Them)? with Marilyn Mayo

by Haya Luftig

Join JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein will interview a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to the…

JCPA Condemns Shooting of Congressman Scalise

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY -The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the senseless shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and several capitol police during baseball practice yesterday.    We pray for the full recovery of all victims.  The shootings are yet another reminder of the importance of reinforcing our democratic  pluralist ethos and a political culture of…

JCPA Applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on Refugee Executive Order

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against the White House executive order, which would prohibit the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. The JCPA joined an amicus brief to the Fourth Circuit filed by the Anti-Defamation League.     …

Julia Ben Shalom, Vibe Israel, NYC

by Haya Luftig

Julia  Ben Shalom began her career in philanthropy when she founded “Women in International Security Israel” (WIIS Israel) where she now serves as the Chairwoman. Before entering the world of philanthropy, Julia worked as an analyst for the International Institute of Counter Terrorism at the IDC Herzliya. She holds an MA from the IDC Herzliya…

David Bernstein, Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)

by Haya Luftig

David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his position at JCPA, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served…

Mohammed Dawarshe, Givat Haviva

by Haya Luftig

Mohammad Darawshe is the Director of Planning, Equality and Shared Society at Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel. Mohammad is Arab with an Israeli passport — a Muslim Palestinian citizen of the State of Israel. Like 20 percent of Israel’s population, he is, as he puts it, a child of both identities.…

Dani Dayan, Israeli Consul General to New York City

by Haya Luftig

As Consul General, Dani Dayan represents the State of Israel to communities from throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware. Amb. Dayan has a long time reputation as an Israeli public figure, lecturer and entrepreneur enjoying wide support and appreciation from all sides of the Israeli political spectrum. His nomination by Prime Minister Benjamin…

Elan Ezrachi, Author

by Haya Luftig

Elan Ezrachi is a Jerusalem-based independent consultant: Effective Partnerships in Today’s Jewish World. Born and Raised in Jerusalem. After six years in the Israeli Air Force as a helicopter pilot Elan went on to pursue a career in Jewish education. Elan served in various executive roles including: director of the International Dept of Melitz –…

Noam Gilboord, JCRC New York

by Haya Luftig

Noam Gilboord is Director of Israel and International Affairs at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, where he builds bridges between New York and Israel through outreach programing, missions to Israel, leading the agency’s anti-BDS efforts, and managing the Celebrate Israel Parade.  Most recently, Noam served as Director of Community Strategy at the…