The Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) is the largest single-state coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation. Comprised of local Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Relations Committees and Councils, and other Jewish community advocacy groups from throughout California we advocate on behalf of Jewish social service agencies, traditional community concerns, and broadly shared values that affect the citizens of our State.
JPAC monitors and helps to develop and promote state legislative initiatives of interest to the Jewish community and the community at-large. Past JPAC efforts have focused on such areas as health care funding for frail, low-income seniors, the California-Israel relationship, Holocaust-era insurance claim issues, Iran divestment, and public education.
With the leadership of our Board Chair and assisted by our legislative advocates in Sacramento, we take positions on legislation dealing with issues important to the Jewish community, such as Anti-Semitism, civil rights, separation of church and state, social service delivery, and public education. We also advocate on the full range of Jewish community concerns, including support on behalf of Jewish social service provider agencies that serve the population at large.
In addition, we serve as a resource to legislators on various policy matters including charitable choice, religion in schools, and the approval of history textbooks to be used in school districts throughout the State.
JPAC’s annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento takes place each May and attracts hundreds of activists from around the state to participate in workshops, form alliances, and lobby legislators and Administration officials.
JPAC is non-partisan and a registered 501 (c) 4. Donate to support our lobbying efforts today: