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  • Jewish community responds to release of Alan Gross

    4 days ago

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison in a reported prisoner exchange with Havana that the United States said on Wednesday heralds an overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. Below are reactions from the Jewish community:

    Simon Wiesenthal Center

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  • As Presbyterians again weigh divestment, Jewish groups lobby, warn and worry

    June 3, 2014 | 7:14 pm

    Which way will Presbyterians go this time?

    That’s a question Jewish groups and their Presbyterian allies are nervously asking as they work to head off divestment efforts within the church targeting Israel. The fear is the efforts could pass this time after a narrow defeat two...

  • Court upholds conviction of Irvine protesters

    March 4, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    A California state appeals court has upheld the conviction of 10 students at the University of California, Irvine, who disrupted a 2010 speech by then-Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.

    During the speech, the protesters interrupted Oren repeatedly, calling him...

  • JCPA to Congress on budget: Remember the most vulnerable

    November 26, 2012 | 2:11 pm

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is calling on Congress to think about “the most vulnerable among us” as it works on creating a budget and avoiding the fiscal cliff.

    “We believe that deficit reduction should be carefully calibrated to ensure that the most vulnerable among us...

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  • Dovish J Street undecided on ADL-AJC Israel “Unity Pledge”

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 28, 2011 | 12:00 pm

    UPDATED: The headline of this post has been changed from an earlier version (“J Street rejects ‘Unity Pledge’ on Israel, joining Right-wing groups”) at the request of J Street staff. According to J Street Director of Media and Communications Jessica Rosenblum, the...

  • Rabbis, scholars compile materials to guide civility drive

    September 13, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    A group of leading rabbis and scholars has compiled sermons and other materials to help Jewish leaders talk about civility during the High Holidays and all year.

    The civility materials, which include religious texts and study materials, were prepared by a working group composed of...

  • Obama adviser Jarrett discusses Jewish roots

    March 8, 2011 | 5:15 pm

    Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s top domestic policy adviser, told a Jewish audience that her great-grandfather was Jewish.

    “The Passover seder has a unique lore in my own family,” Jarrett said Monday while addressing the annual plenum of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the...

  • JCPA welcomes new state in southern Sudan

    February 8, 2011 | 3:51 pm

    The U.S. Jewish policy umbrella welcomed the emergence of a new state in southern Sudan, but said the international community must be vigilant in bringing about a broader peace.

    “With the release of the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission’s results today, the world will soon wake...

  • Activists Stand Firm on Warrant for Sudan Leader

    March 18, 2009 | 4:44 am

    Hours after an international court issued a warrant for his arrest, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir kicked humanitarian aid groups out of his country. Nevertheless, Jewish activists who backed the indictment are standing behind their decision.

    The world community cannot allow...

  • The Golden Rule of Jewish Leadership

    By James D. Besser

    March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) has long provided one of precious few forums for Jews from across the political and religious spectrum to come together and debate the great issues of the day. But at last week's JCPA plenum in Washington, there was a palpable chill when...

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