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JCPA Applauds Congress for Passing the First Gun Violence Prevention Law in Decades

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) applauds Congress for passing the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the first gun safety bill Congress has passed in almost three decades. This legislation will increase gun safety, mental health funding, and school safety. Specifically, the bill enhances background checks

JCPA Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

New York, NY — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a right to abortion under the federal constitution. Access to safe, affordable, and legal abortion and

Reproductive Health

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has a strong interest in the subject of reproductive health including family planning and abortion – a subject extensively addressed in Jewish law and practice.   Rabbis in our community offer private and compassionate pastoral care to women who seek out their spiritual guidance

Opposition to Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation

With dissent from Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America A fundamental teaching of our tradition is that each human being is created in the image of the Almighty. Deriving from this central teaching is the premise that a society that is committed to equal rights, justice, and opportunity is