About Us

THE JEWISH COUNCIL FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS (JCPA) is the united voice of the organized Jewish community. For over half a century, the JCPA has served as an effective mechanism to identify issues, formulate policy, develop strategies and programs, and has given expression to a strong united Jewish communal voice. By virtue of the JCPA’s unique position and structure, our ability to reach out and motivate Jews and non-Jews alike to action is unparalleled. Through our network of 14 national and 125 local partner agencies, the JCPA serves as a catalyst that heightens community awareness, encourages civic and social involvement, and deliberates key issues of importance to the Jewish community. Guided by Jewish values and history, HIAS brings more than a century of expertise to our work with refugees—helping them take control and rebuild their lives in safety and freedom, and advocating for the protection and dignity of all refugees and displaced people. Visit HIAS.org to find out how you can play an important role in welcoming and protecting refugees.