Rabbi Steve Gutow

A Would-Be Unifier Steps Down


After 10 years in his post, Rabbi Steve Gutow is stepping down at year’s end as president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national umbrella group for Jewish community relations councils and synagogue groups. (See story on page 26.) He will be sorely missed by those who valued his caring and commitment in helping to develop and put in place public policy issues based on seeking consensus within an increasingly divided community. JCPA is rare in that it takes so many different parts of the community into its deliberations, and makes decisions that reflect a real give-and-take rather than top-down mandates. Key issues have included energy independence, hate crimes legislation, interfaith relations, anti-poverty and hunger initiatives, immigration policy, and Iran sanctions.

U.S. Jewish Groups Condemn Anti-African Violence In Tel Aviv


Jewish groups called on Israel to protect African migrants in Israel after riots in Tel Aviv.

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