Election day may be behind us, but our work in Washington, D.C. is just gearing up.
This February, make it your mission to come together in our nation’s capital with political leaders and policymakers.
ENSURE government resources for the institutions that keep Jewish life flourishing.
ADVANCE laws that fight antisemitism and uphold a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
PARTNER to help maintain safe, inclusive and resilient communities.
Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX)
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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
Chair, House Democratic Caucus
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Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC)
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Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX)
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Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH)
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Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV)
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Meet a representative group of new Congressional members. While they have diverse backgrounds and perspectives, they share a common sense of urgency to make Congress work for the American people.
From Cabinet to Congress: How the Cabinet Experience Shapes a Pathway to Politics February 1, 9:15PM ET
For nearly 65 years, Cabinet has played a critical role in moving forward some of the Jewish community’s most significant public policy priorities. Underlying that success was Cabinet’s commitment to civic engagement and the building of long-term relationships with change-makers, including elected officials, community leaders, and social service advocates. In this exclusive conversation, prominent cabinet alumni including Congresswoman Kathy Manning will discuss how their Jewish involvement and values have shaped their own experiences.
This is an event for current Cabinet members and Cabinet alumni only. If you would like to attend, please contact Shauna Ruda.
The first hundred days of any new Congress and Administration are about agenda setting and defining a policy vision. Hear from those driving the agenda – from pandemic relief to justice and inclusion – and get a sense of what will happen in the first hundred days and where they see opportunities for building consensus.
Antisemitic attacks, domestic violent extremism, and online incitement have hit historical highs, and the federal government remains concerned that domestic violent extremists will continue to pose a lethal threat to faith-based communities, particularly the Jewish community. Together, we can build more allies in Congress to help ensure that our community has the resources it needs to protect against and respond to these horrific trends.
A Lifeline for Communities: COVID Relief, Human Services, and Health Care February 2, 1:15-2:15 PM ET
Through successive COVID-19 relief packages, Congress has provided a lifeline for Americans during this pandemic. Much more is urgently needed to care for those with the greatest health and long-term care needs, support Holocaust survivors and other vulnerable populations, and support the organizations that serve them.
Participating actively in American democracy has been a core part of the American Jewish experience. How do American Jews today connect being Jewish and engaging civically? Join us in conversation about how American Jews today understand the connection between their Jewishness and their American citizenship and how they reflect on their responsibility to contribute to the vitality of American democracy.
America has led efforts on the world stage to ensure Israel’s security and promote its acceptance in the community of nations. Hear from leaders who have helped promote Israel’s right to exist and ensure that American Jews’ right to identify as pro-Israel and Zionist remains sacrosanct.
Jewish charities, including Federations and social service, health care, education, and religious organizations, continue to struggle due to disruptions caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Faced with increased demand, higher operating costs to deliver safe and effective services, and uncertain revenue sources, Jewish charities have continued to help those depending on them for vital support. Since the beginning of the pandemic, JFNA has galvanized the entire community in advocating for critical government support. Read more.
Medicaid is an essential lifeline for the most vulnerable in our communities, a key mitigator of health disparities in underserved and low-income communities, and a major source of funding for vital health care and other services provided by our nonprofit partner agencies. Ensuring that Medicaid can serve the additional millions of Americans who will turn to the program for coverage and urgently needed care is a top priority of Jewish Federation partner agencies, hospitals, nursing homes, and family and children’s agencies. Read more.
A cornerstone of fostering a caring Jewish community, the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program remains a critical lifeline for the country’s remaining survivors, their families, and providers. The partnership between the federal government and Jewish philanthropic support has developed innovative care for Holocaust survivors and their family caregivers, and has shared best practices for all older adults aging with trauma. Read more.
Today’s threat environment provides a compelling case for government investment in protecting from attack the synagogues and churches, camps and schools, and other communal institutions vital to many Americans. The need to continue advocating for a strong Nonprofit Security Grant Program remains a top priority to support a flourishing Jewish community. Read more.
The FBI’s most recent Hate Crimes report confirmed that antisemitic incidents in 2019 again comprised the largest number of religious-based hate crimes in the U.S. To help address this scourge, JFNA works to improve federal law enforcement analysis of hate crimes, increase Holocaust education resources, adopt a definition of antisemitism to prevent discrimination, and elevate the State Department Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. Read more.
U.S. Leadership for Israel’s Security: Keeping Jewish Life Strong and Supporting the U.S.-Israel Relationship
U.S. Leadership for Israel’s Security: Keeping Jewish Life Strong and Supporting the U.S.-Israel Relationship For more than six decades, we have helped strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship and the life of Israelis and Jews around the world. And our commitment continues—unwavering. We have built buildings and communities, engaged in ongoing dialogue with Israel’s leadership, and helped countless Jews and Israelis imagine a better future. We work tirelessly to deepen connections between the Jewish State and the global Jewish community. Read more.
Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC)
JCC Association of North America (JCCA)
Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)
Jewish Funders Network (JFN)
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA)
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)
A Wider Bridge
Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
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Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
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