Monthly Archives: March 2016

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

 Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, U.S. Representative, Eleventh Congressional District of Ohio is a committed public servant who brings a hard-working, problem-solving spirit to Congress and to the task of creating jobs, protecting safety net programs, and improving access to quality public education, health care and healthy foods. First elected in 2008, she represents the people of

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The Elephant in the Room: Managing Divergent Perspectives on Israel and Beyond

Tension in the U.S.-Israel relationship, political uncertainties and public splits within our community can deeply affect the development of Jewish identity and unity and can quickly pit allies against one another. Explore what our communities can do to address moments of intra-communal tension – from creating safe space for healthy discourse to consensus-based advocacy to

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After Ferguson: Improving Police-Community Interactions

Over the past several years, a number of controversial and high-profile instances of deaths of minorities during contact with police officers have ignited a national conversation about best practices in police-citizen interactions. This session will be a highly interactive conversation with law enforcement leaders and advocates for reform to help us understand the issue more

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Registration is open!

We’re pleased to announce registration is open for JCPA2017! It will be three concentrated days where we discuss and debate the big ideas, build skills, and join with leaders around the country as we meet to set strategic and policy priorities of our communities.You don’t want to miss this, Join us today! Register before January

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Unconference

JCPA2016 will be groundbreaking in many ways, including holding our first-ever Unconference on Monday morning. At the Uncoference, you’ll tell us what you’re interested in learning more about and vote with your feet. You’ll discuss topics you’re most interested in, highlight innovation in the community and identify best practices.

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Shirley Gross, Starr Group

Shirley Gross, the principal of Starr Group, is an expert in the field of organization development, with 25 years of experience working with individuals and groups in both the private and public sectors. Shirley prides herself on being able to help individuals and groups see the value of multiple and diverse views and integrate them

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Yaron Sideman, Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region

Mr. Yaron Sideman is the Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region which serves: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, West Virginia, Kentucky and Southern New Jersey. He began his post on August 27, 2012, and is the highest ranking diplomatic official representing Israel in this region. Mr. Sideman is a graduate of the Israel National Defense

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Unleashing the Power of Your Crowd

Over the past few years, it is likely that your organization has set up various social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And then you waited for something to happen, somewhere, out there. Instead, the world was largely silent. You can see and feel the problem on social media, but it’s actually everywhere in

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Allison Fine, Author

Allison Fine is among the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers and strategists on networked leadership. Over the past ten years, she has written three books, keynoted conferences around the world, and coached hundreds of organizations. Her particular expertise is in developing efforts that combine the power of personal relationships with the scale of social media to enable

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