Press Releases

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,, (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

JCPA and Other Jewish Organizations Urge House Representatives to Cosponsor the Infertility Awareness Resolution, H.Res. 345

 JCPA joined over 30 Jewish organizations in a letter to the House of Representatives urging them to cosponsor the infertility awareness resolution, H.Res. 345, introduced by Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Dan Crenshaw. This important resolution recognizes that infertility is a disease that affects a diversity of populations, disproportionately impacting

New JCPA CEO Amy Spitalnick on White House Antisemitism Strategy

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2023Media Contact: Meredith MacKenzie de Silva,, (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,, (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