Civil Rights Mission to D.C. – From October 30-31, a JCPA delegation met with with leaders of organization's that represent communities of color in order to strengthen and create new relationships, understand their policy priorities, and forge partnership in areas where we have synergy. JCPA’s leaders welcomed the new NAACP President, Derrick Johnson, and presented him with a plaque that reads "justice, justice, thou shalt pursue."
Washington Representatives Convened in D.C. – JCPA, in collaboration with the JFNA Washington Office, convened meetings of the Washington Representatives of Jewish organizations in D.C. in October and November to share policy priorities and find opportunities to partner on issues of common cause.
Government Affairs Workshop in Rochester, New York – The Rochester JCRC recently hosted JCPA's David Bernstein and Melanie Roth Gorelick as guest speakers on combatting anti-Semitism and strengthening government affairs and advocacy work. If you are interested in holding a government affairs workshop in your community or in receiving substantive materials on the topic, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Your presentation really made us think about how we have been doing things here up to now, and how we can change and adapt to be more effective. I think the group really learned a lot, and today was just the beginning of an ongoing effort to foster relationships with legislators and elected officials,”said Julie Nusbaum, JCRC Rochester Chair.
JCPA Participates in the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable’s Network Assembly – JCPA attended the Network Assembly, which brought together 57 Jewish organizations working on social justice. The Roundtable has focused on a year-long effort to promote racial justice education and practice within Jewish organizations. The retreat provided professional development opportunities, including racial justice trainings.
JCPA Attends JFNA’s General Assembly – JCPA's David Bernstein and Cheryl Fishbein participated in the JFNA General Assembly in Los Angeles. At the conference, Bernstein facilitated a meeting of the JFNA Alliance and Fishbein moderated the opening program, Expect the Unexpected: Perspectives on Today’s Politics. They convened the JCRC and JCPA leaders in attendance.