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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…

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…

Obama to Dismantle Visitor Registry, After Condemnation by JCPA and Coalition Partners

by Jared Feldman

Last month, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and almost 200 other religious and civil rights group sent a letter to the Obama administration demanding the cessation of the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). The NSEERS program was found to be ineffective as a counter-terrorism tool, has resulted in tremendous harm for individuals who were directly…

JCPA Condemns Aleppo Atrocities

by Jared Feldman

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs strongly condemns the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo. JCPA calls on the Assad regime, as well as Russia and Iran, to put an end to the violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict. “Today, we are left…

Reengaging the Jewish Community in Civil Rights

by Jared Feldman

JCPA’s Racial Equality and Criminal Justice Reform Initiative aims to educate and empower the Jewish community relations field and the broader Jewish community on the civil rights movement of today and to activate it at the federal, state, and local levels. Inequities within the criminal justice system constitute one of the major crises facing our…