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Statement following anti-Israel protestors storming the California Democratic Party convention

Statement following anti-Israel protestors storming the California Democratic Party convention   November 18, 2023 SACRAMENTO, CA – JPAC released this statement following anti-Israel protestors storming the California Democratic Party convention: “The storming of the California Democratic Party convention in Sacramento by anti-Israel protestors shattered the sense of safety many California Jewish Democrats felt at party […]

Governor Newsom Signs Historic Faith Housing Bill

Governor Newsom Signs Historic Faith Housing Bill On Third Attempt, JPAC Priority Bill Streamlining Process for Houses of Worship to Build Affordable Housing is Signed into Law   October 11, 2023 SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill 4, authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D–San Francisco) and a top priority […]

California Nonprofit Security Grant Expansion Signed into Law

California Nonprofit Security Grant Expansion Signed into Law Governor Newsom Signs Bill Directing State Funds to Jewish Federations and Other Organizations Offering Lifesaving Security Services to At-Risk Institutions   October 9, 2023 SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 1185, authored by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D–San Fernando Valley) and a […]

JERUSALEM POST OPINION: The Jewish community must embrace ethnic studies, not shun it

JERUSALEM POST: The Jewish community must embrace ethnic studies, not shun it – opinion We firmly believe in ethnic studies as a good thing for everyone, especially Jews. BY DAVID BOCARSLY, NOAH FARKAS, TYLER GREGORY | September 14, 2023 With ethnic studies back in the news, thanks to a handful of California school districts intent on including […]

JPAC Applauds Governor Newsom’s Ethnic Studies Guidance

JPAC Applauds Governor Newsom’s Ethnic Studies Guidance   August 23, 2023   SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom and the State Board of Education sent a letter to all public schools in California providing critical guidance on “Ethnic Studies Curriculum and Instructional Materials.” We appreciate the commitment that Governor Newsom and the State Board of Education have […]

ADL LA: Strong ADL Representation at JPAC’s Capitol Summit 2023

ADL LA: Strong ADL Representation at JPAC’s Capitol Summit 2023 May 25, 2023 Nearly 30 California-based ADL staff and volunteer leaders, including ADL Los Angeles Regional Board Chair Sharyn Nichols, ADL LA Regional Director Jeffrey Abrams, and Senior Associate Regional Director Matt Friedman, descended upon Sacramento on May 9-10 for JPAC’s (Jewish Public Affairs Committee) […]

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