Press Releases

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Expresses Concern over House Vote to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Congress’ efforts to impeach Secretary Mayorkas largely motivated by deadly ‘invasion’ and ‘replacement’ conspiracy theories For Immediate Release:February 13, 2024 NEW YORK – In response to the U.S. House of Representatives voting in favor of impeaching Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), released

17 Jewish Groups Express Concern Over Efforts to Impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Used to Normalize Deadly “Invasion” and “Replacement” Conspiracies

Jewish Council for Public Affairs and HIAS organize statement condemning antisemitic, white supremacist, and anti-immigrant conspiracy theories For Immediate Release:February 5, 2024 NEW YORK – Today the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the national convener of Jewish coalitions working to build a just and inclusive American democracy, and HIAS,

New Polling Shows Sharp Rise in Concern over Antisemitism Following October 7th

For Immediate Release: December 19, 2023Media Contact: press@thejcpa.org Strong Majorities of Both Parties See Antisemitism as Major Concern; Worries Increase Among All Age Groups NEW YORK – A new study released today found a steep increase in concern about antisemitism after the terrorist attacks of October 7th. The poll, which

JCPA Statement on Albany Synagogue Shooting

For Immediate Release: Dec. 7, 2023 JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick released the following statement upon news of shots fired at an Albany, NY synagogue that, thankfully, involved no injuries. “The shooting at an Albany synagogue tonight appears to be the inevitable result of crisis-level  antisemitism — fueled by extremists exploiting the

JCPA Statement on Shooting of Three Palestinian Students in Burlington, VT

For Immediate ReleaseNovember 26, 2023 Jewish Council for Public Affairs CEO Amy Spitalnick released the following statement: “We’re absolutely horrified by the shooting of three Palestinian students in Burlington last night. There is still more to learn but reports indicate that the students were wearing keffiyehs and speaking Arabic, and the

The Jewish Community Rejects Bigotry and Hate

Since Hamas’ terror attacks in Israel on October 7th, we’ve seen bigots and extremists exploit the crisis to spread hate, disinformation, and extremism. This is a moment of deep Jewish pain, mourning the lives taken and praying for the safe release of the hostages in Gaza – and this pain

Over 150 Jewish Groups Unequivocally Reject Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Hate

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 17, 2023 Media Contact:jcpa@westendstrategy.com At a Moment of Rising Hate and Bigotry, Statement Organized by JCPA Underscores Urgency of Fighting Hate Against Muslim, Arab, and Jewish Americans: 
“All of Our Communities’ Safety and Futures are Inextricably Linked” 
In the wake of the attack in which a six-year-old

JCPA Condemns Bigotry and Disinformation in Wake of Terror Attacks in Israel

  For Immediate ReleaseOctober 11, 2023 In response to growing concerns about bigotry, disinformation, and hate crimes related to the situation in Israel and Gaza, Amy Spitalnick, CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), issued the following statement:  “Let’s be abundantly clear: antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all forms of

A PERSONAL NOTE ON ISRAEL

Dear friends, I don’t have sufficient words to describe the horror of the past two days. To wake up on Saturday morning — Shabbat and Shemini Atzeret — to a barrage of headlines: Some 2,500 rockets batter Israel, terrorists infiltrate from Gaza, Israeli civilians killed “We are being slaughtered”: Israel