New JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick on White House Antisemitism Strategy

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2023Media Contact: Meredith MacKenzie de Silva, mmdesilva@westendstrategy.com, (202) 412-4370 Jewish Safety is Inextricably Linked to Democracy & Safety of All Communities; White House Strategy Recognizes That and Underscores Urgency of JCPA’s Cross-Community Coalition Work NEW YORK – The Biden administration released today a federal strategy

Community Leaders Welcome Appointment of Amy Spitalnick as JCPA’s Next CEO

For Immediate Release: May 8, 2023Contact: Meredith MacKenzie de Silva, jcpa@westendstrategy.com, (202) 412-4270 As the next CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Amy Spitalnick will expand its historical work bringing diverse communities together to build a strong, multiracial democracy NEW YORK – Community leaders across the Jewish, civil


JCPA’s Board Chair David Bohm was quoted in today’s press release on the introduction of the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act. See below for the full statement.  —— WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, January 27, 2023, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, new bipartisan legislation — the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons

The NEW Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) announced a major organizational reset at a crucial time, with the American Jewish community facing a series of growing challenges across the country.

JCPA Statement on the Status of Our Democracy

In a victory for democracy, Americans turned out in record numbers for the 2022 midterm elections, despite unprecedented efforts at voter suppression and disinformation campaigns. Candidates who ran on anti-democratic platforms, authoritarian, and populist agendas largely lost their races, with, unfortunately, notable exceptions. We are relieved there have been no

JCPA Statement on Israeli Elections

Last Tuesday, the Israeli people went to the polls and voted in a free and fair election in which 71% of the electorate cast ballots. JCPA reiterates its support for a democratic Israel committed to a just and inclusive society that promotes human rights for all residents of Israel.  As

Together, Lifting Up Democracy: One Vote at A Time

By Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President, Jewish Council for Pubic Affairs Ken Burns’ recent series “US and the Holocaust” reminds us why energizing and acting upon the Jewish community relations mission of building a just and pluralistic America is, especially now, so important. As communities, Blacks and Jews must