Jewish Values in Action
Hunger

by Haya Luftig

Food insecurity is one of the most acute hardships many Americans, including children, face across the country. In 2014, the most recent year for which we have data, over 48 million people—including more than 14 million children—suffered from food insecurity, lacking either sufficient food or sufficiently nutritious food. Millions of people rely on federal nutrition…

Jewish Values in Action
Poverty

by Haya Luftig

The dramatic disparity in wealth distribution across the United States has been a driving force throughout this election season, but income inequality has been increasing for decades with profound consequences for society. Studies show that high social and economic inequalities are a major factor in determining physical and mental health, as well as overall social…

Jewish Values in Action
Criminal Justice

by Haya Luftig

Criminal justice reform is the new frontier of the Civil Rights Movement. Since the 1970s, incarceration levels in the United States have skyrocketed. Between federal and state facilities, the United States. incarcerates more than two million men, women, and juvenile—more than any other nation in the world. Among this population, low-income and people of color…

JCPA Fall Meeting Details

by Jared Feldman

REGISTER NOW FOR JCPA’s FALL MEETING UJA Federation of New York, 130 East 59th Street Thursday, September 15 from 1:00-6:00 p.m.Symposium on “New Directions in Jewish Advocacy and Community Relations”As we witness growing polarization and change in our social fabric, the field of community relations and the players have changed. What are the key challenges of…

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…

Don’t believe their hype: BDS is a marginal phenomenon

by Haya Luftig

JTA Op-Ed: July 13, 2016 5:36pmBy David Bernstein NEW YORK (JTA) — Ever since the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel began picking up steam three years ago, its proponents have brazenly declared the movement’s inevitable triumph. In April, for example, a pro-divestment group at the University of Chicago issued a statement proclaiming that by…