Category Archive for: Press Releases

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.     …

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…

JCPA Dismayed at Presidential Candidates Statements – Urges Civility and Engagement

by Haya Luftig

New York – This presidential election season, more than any in recent memory, has been marked with hostile, acrimonious and demeaning rhetoric. Leading up to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, in an effort to advance civil discourse, the JCPA called for civility by offering language to each party’s platform in a letter joined by…

JCPA Condemns Terrorist Attack in Nice and Stands with France to Combat Hatred and Violence

by Haya Luftig

JCPA condemns the horrific terrorist attack against innocent civilians in the French Riveria resort of Nice, last night.  This is the third major strike in France in the past 18 months and one of a spate of attacks in the past several months.  It is especially despicable that as France was celebrating its independence day…