David Bernstein, a veteran Israel advocate, will replace Rabbi Steve Gutow as president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the group announced Monday.
Memo from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations: Sorry for suggesting that our tent is bigger than yours.
The Capitol Hill debate over new sanctions on Iran is getting pretty nasty — and Jewish heavyweights are split down the middle.
With Congress plunging into talks to avoid the much-feared fiscal cliff, the Jewish community’s umbrella organization for policy is cautiously weighing in.
The umbrella body for Jewish public policy groups joined other religious organizations in asking Congress to provide $1 billion to the National Housing Trust Fund.
Rabbis and cantors across the United States have agreed to spend $31.50 on food and beverages for one week in support of those living on food stamps.
Jewish groups want federal civil rights law to protect students from discrimination on the basis of religion. Even supporters worry about thorny church-state separation issues.
Some Jewish groups say campus anti-Israel events violate Jewish students’ civil rights. They want the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to take a forceful stand, but others fear a backlash.
Soon, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs will be voting on a draft resolution on countering campus anti-Israel activity. The draft resolution is unwarranted and unfair and should be rejected.
Divisions are growing sharper within the Jewish community over efforts to use federal civil rights laws to sanction some forms of anti-Israel activity on campus.