JCPA Condemns Horrific Shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh – “We are very close to the Pittsburgh Jewish community, and are horrified by this atrocity,” stated David Bernstein, President and CEO. “We express our profound condolences to the families of those killed, and our wishes for a speedy recovery to those wounded. We commend law enforcement for their reported quick and decisive response, and are disheartened that police officers were shot in the line of duty.”
JCPA’s Resources on White Supremacy – Throughout the last year, JCPA has raised concerns about rising white nationalism by passing a Resolution on White Supremacy at JCPA's April 2018 Conference, as well as by organizing informational webinars:
ADL’s New Report on American White Supremacy – ADL has unveiled a new and comprehensive report that examines the current state of white supremacy. “New Hate and Old: The Changing Face of American White Supremacy,” produced by ADL’s Center on Extremism, is a deep dive into the forces behind this deadly ideology -- from the emergence of the alt right to the ongoing threat posed by more established elements of the movement. Click here to read.
Civil Rights Groups Show Solidarity with Victims of Hate in National Full-Page Ads – JCPA joined with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and 83 other civil rights organizations in placing a full-page ad this past Sunday in The New York Times and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to show solidarity with victims of recent acts of hate and bigotry in our country. Click here to see the ad.
Where Did All the Non-Jewish Leaders Come from at Our Vigils? – “One of the most visible and powerful components of the vigils – the tremendous response of non-Jewish leaders – was largely connected to one of the least visible activities in the Jewish community: JCRCs’ daily work building relationships beyond our community.” To read Rabbi Doug Kahn’s full op-ed, click here.