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

JCPA Statement on Israel’s Democracy

Over the past several months Jews around the world, and especially in the United States, have been alarmed and dismayed by the threats to Israel’s democracy that have roiled the country and provoked unprecedented civil protest among Israelis.   Israelis are wrestling with efforts to remove the independence of its judiciary and

JCPA Signs National StatEment Supporting SNAP Funding in 2023 Farm Bill

JCPA, along with more than 150 other nonprofits, signed a statement in support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), our nation’s most effective anti-hunger program as Congress considers the 2023 Farm Bill, an omnibus, multiyear law that provides funding for agricultural and food programs. Click here to read the

JCPA Joins Interfaith Amicus Brief in Florida Abortion Ban Case

JCPA joined NCJW’s amicus brief in Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida on behalf of itself, its staff, and its patients, et al. v. State of Florida, et al. arguing against Florida’s House Bill 5. The brief argues that there are many different religious beliefs about when life begins,

JCPA Joins Interfaith Amicus Brief Challenging Six-Week Abortion Ban in Georgia

 JCPA joined NCJW and other national faith-based based organizations in an interfaith amcius brief in State of Georgia v. Sistersong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, et. al. challenging Georgia’s new six-week abortion ban. The brief argues that this ban violates religious freedom and codifies one religious view. Click here


JCPA’s Board Chair David Bohm was quoted in today’s press release on the introduction of the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act. See below for the full statement.  —— WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, January 27, 2023, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, new bipartisan legislation — the Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons

The NEW Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Today, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) announced a major organizational reset at a crucial time, with the American Jewish community facing a series of growing challenges across the country.

JCPA Statement on the Status of Our Democracy

In a victory for democracy, Americans turned out in record numbers for the 2022 midterm elections, despite unprecedented efforts at voter suppression and disinformation campaigns. Candidates who ran on anti-democratic platforms, authoritarian, and populist agendas largely lost their races, with, unfortunately, notable exceptions. We are relieved there have been no