Statement from JCPA Board Chair Leslie Dannin Rosenthal and CEO Amy Spitalnick:
“Our hearts are utterly broken watching the horrific news out of Israel.
As Israeli families were marking Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah, they were brutally and deliberately attacked in communities across the south and around the country. There is absolutely no justification for this targeting, kidnapping, and murder.
We pray for a peaceful resolution — and hope for the day when all Israelis and Palestinians can finally live in peace and safety.”
The mission of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is to strengthen and leverage the Jewish community relations network across the nation to champion a just, democratic, and pluralistic society and advance the right of full inclusion of all members of our society, including Jews, free of discrimination, hate, and prejudice.
Inspired by Jewish values of human dignity and equal justice under the law and an abiding commitment to vibrant and secure Jewish communities here, in Israel, and throughout the world, JCPA convenes and catalyzes its network to work with public officials, build deep relations, and engage in advocacy coalitions based on shared goals.