Adopted by the Delegates Assembly, 2020
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The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities across the globe. JCPA believes it is critical that the community relations field set policy recommendations for handling public health crises, in order to guide the work of JCPA and the field as it responds.

We recognize the global pandemic disproportionately affects those who are most vulnerable and we commit, as we always do, to advocate with them, including the segments of our society with less access to medical care, nutritious food, internet connection, and safe social distancing. The work we do is more important and more challenging than ever before. The mission of the JCPA must remain steadfast in this time of global health crisis.

It is our belief, rooted in Jewish values, that the infinite value of human life obligates us to activism, most especially when life is endangered. The Jewish community relations field is well-positioned to advocate for and provide support to those in need during these times, both in the Jewish community and across society.

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The Jewish community relations field should:

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