The ADL, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, three Reform groups and T’ruah filed the brief.
“We reserve the right to veto any resolution that we feel violates our conscience. We last did so in 1988. We prefer to achieve consensus.”
The director of the Anti-Defamation League called for “tough, effective gun violence prevention measures.”
Jewish groups did not call on President Trump to fire Steve Bannon, because leaders worried that it would dampen fundraising efforts.
WASHINGTON – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the umbrella body for the community’s policy groups, and J Street, the liberal Middle East peace lobby, held conferences this weekend about seven blocks apart. Downtown D.C. is pleasantly people-free on weekends, and the weather, weirdly unseasonable, was mild, so traipsing back and forth wasn’t a…
The reality is that we don’t know what to do about Trump, which only adds to our shock.
WASHINGTON — J Street, the liberal Middle East policy group, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs launched annual conferences in Washington that each focused on challenges to Jewish activism during the Trump administration. J Street’s adversarial relationship to the new administration was explicit in its programming, while the JCPA, the public policy umbrella…
David Bernstein, a veteran Israel advocate, will replace Rabbi Steve Gutow as president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the group announced Monday.
The Jewish public policy umbrella called on the U.S. government to recognize the World War I-era Turkish massacres of Armenians as a genocide, a reversal of years of the Jewish community treading delicately around the issue.
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.