New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Delegates Assembly voted to adopt four new resolutions during the JCPA2019 national conference held February 9-12 in Washington, D.C. These resolutions are now policy for the community relations field.

Each year, JCPA convenes its Delegates Assembly, composed of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils (JCRCs) and 17 national agencies, to identify and build consensus on today’s most pressing matters through our resolutions process a vote at the JCPA annual conference. These resolutions help drive JCPA’s legislative agenda and provide support to JCRCs around the country in their state and local work.

Please see below for links to the full text of the resolutions adopted at the JCPA2019 conference:

Resolution Condemning the Genocide of the Rohingya People
This resolution marks the first time that a broad swath of the American Jewish community has united to declare that the atrocities being perpetrated against the Rohingya people constitute a genocide, and that the U.S. government and the international community must take immediate action.

Resolution on Holocaust and Genocide Education
This resolution calls for the Jewish community to support federal legislation that strongly encourages Holocaust and genocide education and at the state level, to advocate for mandatory Holocaust and genocide education if possible.

Amendment to the 2010 Civility Resolution
This amends the 2010 Civility Resolution, which urges American Jews and the broader American society to practice civility in all our affairs, to include a call for civil and honest discourse in the American Jewish-Israeli conversation on sensitive topics.

Amendment to the 2014 Minimum Wage Resolution
Issued from the floor of the Delegates Assembly, this amendment revises the 2014 Minimum Wage Resolution to update the statistics and call for a $15 minimum wage.

JCPA is the national hub of the community relations network, representing 125 local Jewish community relations councils (JCRCs) and 17 national Jewish agencies, including all four main denominations of religious Judaism. Together, we and our network advocate for a just and pluralistic society, global human rights, and Israel’s quest for peace and security.


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