Intersectionality excludes and includes. Jews must learn the difference.

by Haya Luftig

By David Bernstein Published in JTA   Last year, I wrote an opinion piece for JTA about a term and a trend few Jews over the age of 30 had ever heard of: intersectionality. Coined in the late 1980s, intersectionality posits that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism and homophobia — are all interconnected.  According to the…

CRCast: July 17 – Slashing $10 billion in Jewish social services: What’s at stake for your community? with William Daroff

by Haya Luftig

Join JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews 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 challenges…

ACTION ALERT: URGE SENATORS TO OPPOSE CUTS TO MEDICAID!

by Haya Luftig

As a result of your advocacy, we helped delay the Senate’s health care vote. The Senate plans to take up the bill soon after the July 4th holiday. We must continue to speak out! The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” would be devastating for millions of Americans and irreparably harmful to Jewish social service agencies that…

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs Reacts to Israeli Government Decision on Western Wall

by Haya Luftig

New York-  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, comprised of 16 national Jewish Organizations, including four major synagogue movements, and 125  local Jewish Community Councils, re-affirms the central value of Jewish unity and the unshakeable bonds that connect us to one another and to the State of Israel. Many of our affiliated organizations are deeply…

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…

Interfaith coalition launches ‘Know Your Neighbor’ campaign

by Jared Feldman

“At a time when we are most concerned about what’s happening in our political system, concerned about changes in certain segments of American society,” David Bernstein, president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, said, “we are also most optimistic about the prospect for expanding our connections and developing a more cohesive interfaith community…

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…