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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 taps Karen Elam as new senior vice president

Elam, a former JCRC director, is set to assume her new position at JCPA on Sept. 5, eJewishPhilanthropy and Jewish Insider have learned exclusively ByHaley Cohen  The Jewish Council of Public Affairs has tapped Karen Elam, the founding executive director of the Levine Center to End Hate at the Jewish

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