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Join Jewish community members from across the State to influence decision-makers in Sacramento on issues of concern to the broader Jewish Community. Advocacy Day provides opportunities to build relationships with elected officials, influence policy on issues of importance to the Jewish community and California at large, network with lay leaders, elected officials, and staff from across the State, and ultimately make a difference in the lives of millions!
Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street Sacramento 95814.  Book your room
Monday, April 27: 5:30 p.m.  Legislators' Reception and Dinner w/ Legislative Jewish Caucus
Tuesday, April 28: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Program & Legislative Appointments
Early Bird Rates (lock in these rates by January 31): $155 for April 27-28 and $135 for April 28 only. After 1/31, rates increase.

  Contact Julie@jpac-cal.org for more information. 

JPAC's Winter Board Meeting Update

JPAC held our winter board meeting on January 28th in Sacramento.  We were grateful to have met with and hear from Assemblymember Jose Medina, Assemblymember Phil Ting,  Joey Freeman (Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs, Governor's Office), Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel,  Richard Figueroa (Director, Dept. of Healthcare Services), and Senator Holly Mitchell about their legislative priorities and how we can work closely together to make California a better place for all!  

Our agenda setting discussion focused in on homelessness, poverty, immigration, seniors, nonprofit security grants, Holocaust education, and social services. We are paying close attention to bill introductions and budget items and will determine our legislative agenda by the end of February. 



JPAC is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Koret Foundation that will enable us to bring more college students and young Jewish professionals to Advocacy Day in April!  

If you are a Jewish young professional, aged 23-28, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can apply to attend JPAC Advocacy Day for free.  Apply here .

If you are a Jewish student attending a college or university in California, you can apply to be a JPAC Koret Student Fellow and attend JPAC Advocacy Day for free.  Apply here.

JPAC, in partnership with American Jewish Committee,  Jewish Family and Children's Service, and Jewish Community Relations Council, invite you to attend the JPAC Koret Young Professionals event at Manny's in San Francisco on Monday, March 23.  For more information and to RSVP, click here.  

Contact info@jpac-cal.org for more information.
Senator Ben Allen and Assemblymember  Jesse Gabriel Share Their Insights on a Historic trip to Israel

Last month, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus hosted a bipartisan delegation of 16 California Legislators who traveled to Israel for a week of learning and exploration. Thanks to the generous support of the Koret Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, we were able to bring together a large and diverse group that included members of the Latino, Black, Asian Pacific Islander, LGBTQ,and Women's Caucuses. Over the course of our travels, we gained a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the Jewish State and discussed ways that Israel and California can work together to confront our shared public policy challenges.

Our visit included meetings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Northern Israel, where we engaged with a diverse group of Israeli and Palestinian political leaders, thinkers, advocates, and entrepreneurs  from across the political spectrum . We also met with high-ranking Israeli security officials to better understand the security and diplomatic challenges facing the region, explored the remarkable technological advances powering The Start-Up Nation; and witnessed inspiring efforts promote social justice, shared society, and youth empowerment at places like the Yemin Orde Youth Village.

Ultimately, our delegation walked away with new insights, new friendships, and new perspectives on Judaism, Israel, and the importance of the California - Israel relationship. We look forward to partnering with JPAC to build upon these experiences and further enhance cooperation between California and Israel.
-State Senator Ben Allen, Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus
-State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel, Vice Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus
Founded in 1961 by a group of survivors, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the only museum with free admission in Los Angeles that is open daily for Holocaust education and commemoration. We are the oldest survivor-founded museum in the United States and is the only public institution in Los Angeles with a sole focus on the enormity of the Holocaust. We own one of the largest collections of Holocaust artifacts in the country and we are unique in that the majority of our collection has been donated by Holocaust survivors who moved to Southern California, and their families. Our exhibits present as many original artifacts as space allows and displays them in a way that allows them to tell the individual stories they contain.

The Museum serves many underfunded schools and underserved communities in Southern California and beyond; 61% of the 20,000 students who visited the Museum in 2019 attended Title I schools. We also offer bus grants for students to visit from schools where field trips  are cost prohibitive. Students and visitors learn about the social relevance of the Holocaust through customized tours, high-quality exhibits, creative educational programs, and inter-generational conversations with Holocaust survivors, who are the living embodiment of this history.

As survivors age, there is a growing need to take every chance to hear their experiences and carry on their voices and messages. While the Museum continues to focus on providing as many opportunities as possible to connect visitors with local survivors for intergeneration conversation and learning, we have also prioritized preserving survivor testimony for educational resources and presenting testimony in meaningful, innovative, and interactive ways to engage student and public visitors and attract new visitors. A recent study conducted by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that 11% of U.S. adults and 22% of millennials said they either hadn't heard of, or were not sure whether they had heard of, the Holocaust.

For more information about LAMOTH, visit lamoth.org

Thank you to our member organizations:   
Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Jewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties
Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay
Jewish Long Beach 
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region
Jewish Federation of Santa Barbara
Jewish Federation and Family Service of Orange County
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley
Anti-Defamation League
30 Years After
American Jewish Committee
Bet Tzedek
Jewish Center for Justice
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

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, Jewish Family Service agencies, and many other Jewish organizations from throughout California we advocate for broadly shared values that affect the citizens of our State.