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Eight Things to Keep in Mind when Issuing a Public Statement

by Haya Luftig

By Abby Porth and David Bernstein Two weeks ago, we co-authored “Nine Reasons Jewish Organizations Should Issue Fewer Statements.” The response was overwhelmingly positive. “Finally, someone said it out loud,” we heard from more than one person. But several people asked us “what criteria do you suggest for issuing a public statement?” As we argued…

Nine Reasons Jewish Organizations should Issue fewer Public Statements

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein and Abby Porth Since the Presidential election, there has been unceasing demand on Jewish organizations to issue public statements condemning or condoning this or that policy, nominee, comment made by a public official, and – remarkably – even this or that other Jewish organization for their accomplishment or failure to do one…

JCPA and NAJL Partner to Strengthen Jewish Voice in Nation’s State Capitols

by Haya Luftig

New York – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)and the National Association of Jewish Legislators (NAJL) have announced a new partnership to strengthen the American Jewish community’s voice in state capitols. The two organizations are seeking to build stronger ties with state legislators and Jewish community relations councils in a coordinated and unified effort…

JCPA2017: The Path Forward Feb 25-28, Washington, DC: At Time of Unprecedented National Debate Jewish Communal Leaders Convene to Shape Agenda Under the New Administration

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY — The first weeks of the new administration have been a dizzying roller-coaster ride for Americans; a time of unprecedented divisiveness, protests and debate about the nature of our democracy. The Jewish community in particular faces a number of difficult challenges in the months and years ahead. We are living in exciting,…

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Opposes Executive Orders Targeting Immigrants and Refugees

by Haya Luftig

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the coordinating body of the Jewish community relations field, opposes President Trump’s executive orders that would restrict entry for refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, halt federal funding for “sanctuary cities,” and expand detention for immigrants and asylum-seekers. “We are deeply concerned about President Trump’s actions…

Listen to Analytical Teleconference on Former Secretary of State Kerry’s Speech

by Jared Feldman

David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, joined a teleconference December 29 to discuss and analyze U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech about Israel and its implications. The event was organized by The Jewish Federations of North America together with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. . .…

Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

by Jared Feldman

Mass incarceration is not just a federal issue. In fact, more people are incarcerated in state and local facilities than federal prisons. We believe that greater Jewish involvement can help communities understand the issue from a local perspective. To facilitate this, we have prepared a three-part series on Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights. 

JCPA Martin Luther King Day Statement

by Jared Feldman

During our country’s annual remembrance of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there is an opportunity to reflect both on the successes of the civil rights movement and the unfinished work that lies before us. Restoring the integrity of the Voting Rights Act and criminal justice reform are two of the…

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Calls Upon President Obama to Veto Destructive UN Resolution

by Jared Feldman

New York, N.Y., – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly opposes a proposed United Nations Security Council resolution targeting Israel’s settlement construction and urges the United States to exercise its veto of the resolution The draft resolution, originally circulated by Egypt, and now reintroduced by New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal, is one-sided and…