NY Daily News Op-ED – THe lesson of history & hate: Neo-Nazis Twist rhetoric into deeds

By Amy SpitalnickSeptember 17, 2023 When Mayor Adams claimed that the influx of asylum seekers to New York “will destroy” the city, extremists were soon celebrating his comments — including leading neo-Nazi hate website the Daily Stormer, which welcomed the mayor’s “based” and “insightful” words. This would be disturbing enough on

JCPA Update: The Women Shaking Up the Jewish Old Boys’ Club

September 21, 2023 Shana tovah! It’s been a busy first week of the new year here at JCPA: We’re excited to share a new article in Haaretz on the “American women shaking up the Jewish old boys’ club” – featuring our own CEO Amy Spitalnick. Amy’s hiring, per Haaretz, is

HAARETZ: The American Women Shaking up the Jewish Old Boy’s Club

At the turn of the century, the boardrooms of U.S. Jewish legacy organizations were overwhelmingly the preserve of older white men. That’s changing in today’s turbulent American landscape – but not quickly enough, say prominent women leaders in the community: “Qualified women should not be overlooked” Ben SamuelsWashingtonSeptember 19, 2023Click

JCPA Statement on Netanyahu and Trump Comments

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2023 NEW YORK – Jewish Council for Public Affairs CEO Amy Spitalnick released the following statement: “This Rosh Hashana, we saw both Prime Minister Netanyahu and former President Trump take a page directly from the authoritarian playbook – attacking Jews who vote or peacefully protest against them


For Immediate Release: August 26, 2023 Shooter Reportedly Marked Gun with Swastikas, Illustrating Deep Interconnection of White Supremacy, Anti-Black Racism, and Antisemitism NEW YORK – Jewish Council for Public Affairs CEO Amy Spitalnick released the following statement in response to today’s mass shooting in Jacksonville, FL. Spitalnick previously led the

JCPA Joins National, State, and Local Organizations in Support of Full Inclusion for Transgender and All LGBTQI+ Youth

 JCPA joined 149 national, state and local organizations calling for the full inclusion, protection, and celebration of transgender, nonbinary, and intersex youth – ensuring equal educational opportunities for all students, and supporting laws and policies that protect transgender, nonbinary, and intersex people from discrimination, including participation in sports, access to

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal Named Board Chair of Jewish Council for Public Affairs

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2023Media Contact: Meredith MacKenzie de Silva, jcpa@westendstrategy.com, (202) 412-4270 Rosenthal previously served on JCPA’s executive committee and succeeds David Bohm in the role; she joins new CEO Amy Spitalnick NEW YORK — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national convener of Jewish coalitions


(JTA) — Earlier this month, as the jury in Pittsburgh handed down the verdict in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in American history, I found myself walking into Shabbat services at a Berlin synagogue that had been destroyed on Kristallnacht. Despite the odds, the Fraenkelufer Synagogue reopened in

JCPA and Other Jewish Organizations Urge House Representatives to Cosponsor the Infertility Awareness Resolution, H.Res. 345

 JCPA joined over 30 Jewish organizations in a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to cosponsor the infertility awareness resolution, H.Res. 345, introduced by Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dan Crenshaw. This important resolution recognizes that infertility is a disease that affects a diversity of populations, disproportionately impacting