David Bernstein, a veteran Israel advocate, will replace Rabbi Steve Gutow as president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the group announced Monday.
For the past 10 years, Rabbi Steve Gutow has been trying to get American Jews to be more civil to each other, especially in debates about political issues.
President Barack Obama named the outgoing president of the national Jewish public policy umbrella to an advisory council on faith and government.
The head of the Jewish community’s grassroots umbrella organization on policy issues is stepping down after 10 years.
While chestnuts roast on open fires elsewhere in Dallas, another holiday tradition beckons for some of the city’s Jews: the Christmas Day Classic recreational football game.
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.
Jewish groups pulled out of an interfaith roundtable after Christians asked Congress to reassess aid to Israel. But the dialogue was troubled long before that.
The question of how big the Jewish tent can be when it comes to Israel is one of the thorniest ones that American Jews deal with.