The decision marks a resolution to tensions that surged in 2020 when JCPA was among 600 Jewish groups to sign onto a full-page New York Times ad declaring “Black Lives Matter”

Seeking latitude to press liberal causes, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs distances itself from federations
Ron Kampeas
December 19, 2022

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the onetime standard-bearer for outreach to the non-Jewish world whose influence has waned, is loosening its financial and organizational ties to the Jewish Federations of North America in a bid to reassert its traditional role. The decision to go it alone, announced Monday in a press release and a two-page brochure that will go out to Jewish organizations, will free the JCPA to pursue liberal agenda items that are favored by American Jews but can alienate or unsettle donors to the federation system who are more conservative or at least more cautious about maintaining an appearance of being nonpartisan. READ MORE

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