At the end of this tumultuous year, I want to remind you why JCPA’s work is critical. The work we do matters to our communities, to Israel, and across the world. I am constantly reminded why I am proud to be part of JCPA. JCPA is dedicated to safeguarding human rights here and around the world — and to the safety and security of the state of Israel. We want to keep responding, but we can’t do it without your help.
In 2015, JCPA provided assistance to over 100 communities like yours on literally dozens of issues. We organized missions that brought non-Jewish leaders to Israel. We were at the forefront in responding to boycott and divestment efforts in churches, on campuses, and at companies. We responded to anti-Semitic incidents in several states, navigated church-state separation issues, and helped foster better relations with our Christian neighbors. And we continue to help communities restore civility to debates on Israel, immigration, and the contentious issues of our day. With your support we will enhance our efforts to restore civility in all discourse, counter the delegitimization of Israel, and raise awareness and advocate to combat poverty in America.
JCPA stands for all the voices at the table. We organize and provide the tools for communities across our country. JCPA weaves together all elements of social justice work, and that makes JCPA a unique and necessary institution. We can’t do it without you.
There is much more work that needs to be done, and we are the people to do it together. Whether we are looking back to our history — or to the future, the American Jewish community needs JCPA’s voice. This is what we do at JCPA. We need your support to help us do just that.
Your gift will strengthen our bonds with our allies and move an agenda that originates in our communities. Whatever you can give will make a difference.
-Susan W. Turnbull