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May 24, 2017

JCPA Upcoming Events
Register Now for JCPA's upcoming events and Spring Meetings.

May 24 at 12:00 pm ET
- President Trump’s Visit to Israel: Conference Call with David Makovsky. Join us for a timely discussion on President Trump’s visit to Israel with David Makovsky, Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and a renowned expert on the Middle East. Register

June 7, 4:00 pm ET - Tune in to JCPA's CRCast, a regular series tackling Jewish advocacy and community relations issues. From the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide to the new Administration to the challenges facing Israel, we will provide insight not just into complex issues but also practical solutions.

Lessons Learned 50 Years After Anniversary of the Six-Day War
June 7 at 4:00pm ET
Featuring Deputy Minister Michael Oren and hosted by David Bernstein, President & CEO

Dr. Michael Oren is the Deputy Minister for Diplomacy and
Special Envoy in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office. He is the author of 
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.
Learn more and register here.

June 11-12 - Register for JCPA Spring Meetings - Engage with community relations leaders from across the country to discuss important policy challenges for our field and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War.

DAY 1: June 11 from 12:00 - 6:00 pm ET 
Symposium on the Seventh Day: Israel at a Crossroads on the
   50th Anniversary of the Six-Day War, Hebrew Union College in NYC

Featured Speakers:

The Symposium will feature panels and workshops on:

  • Possibilities of Peace: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Role of Diaspora Jewry 50 Years Later
  • Religion and Culture after 1967
  • Legacies of 1967 and the Impact on Israel Today
  • Israel Advocacy and the Generational Divide
  • Balancing Human Rights and Israel’s Security
Click here for the agenda and list of speakers.

DAY 2: June 12 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us in welcoming Vanita Gupta, the new CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, who will lead a conversation on current domestic public policy challenges. We will also have a session on Sounding the Alarm: The American-Israeli Relationship featuring Fern Oppenheim, President, Applied Marketing Innovations


Discussion on Israeli Settlements and the community relations field (program in formation).

Click here to register.


JCPA Now Accepting Applications for Frank Fellow Future Leaders Fellowship Program 2017-18 - The Frank Family Leadership Institute: Engaging Future Leaders educates a select a talented group of young leaders from around the country for a one year fellowship experience with JCPA. This is a unique mentoring opportunity for emerging leaders who want to be active in the areas of public policy, public affairs, and intergroup/interfaith relations at both the local and national levels. The fellowship includes a mission to Poland and Israel as well as education and training in the community relations field.  


Transition at JCPA's Washington Office -  At the end of May, Krissy Roth will be leaving JCPA to pursue new endeavors. We wish her well and thank her for her service.  JCPA's Washington office will remain open at its current location and be staffed part-time. JCPA continues to prioritize its legislative work in Washington. Click here to learn more and to see the job description for a part time contractor. 

  • Status of JCPA's Washington Office Memo


ACTION ALERT: Support a Fair Budget - On May 23, 2017. President Trump released his budget request outlining his priorities for the federal government’s FY2018 spending.  Join JCPA’s national advocacy work by signing this letter, circulated our national partner the Coalition on Human Needs, to demonstrate that we are united against budget cuts and for investing in people and protecting the planet. The deadline is June 12. 

  • Click here to read and sign the letter.   There are special letters for Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia.  
  • Click here for a list of 66 programs eliminated in the Administration's budget

ACTION ALERT: JFNA Opposes Latest Proposed Budget Cuts - Join JFNA in urging Congress to reject the proposed budget cuts. The Administration’s $4.094 trillion budget proposal for FY 2018 would eliminate or significantly curtail many critical programs entirely as part of a plan to cut federal spending by $3.6 trillion over 10 years. Much of the impact affects the poorest individuals in the United States.

Highlights from Making April “Second Chance Month”- JCPA partnered with the Prison Fellowship and 50 other organizations, including the ACLU and NAACP, to promote a campaign to make April “Second Chance Month” to raise awareness about the obstacles facing the 1 in 4 Americans adults who have a criminal record. Join us in helping to move criminal justice reform forward! As a result of our collective efforts, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution declaring April 2017 “Second Chance Month.” Click here to read more highlights from the campaign

Mark Your Calendar for World Refugee Day - June 20

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