Jewish Council for Public Affairs

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Council is to serve as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the principal mandate of the Jewish community relations field, expressed in three interrelated goals:

1. To safeguard the rights of Jews here and around the world;

2. To dedicate ourselves to the safety and security of the state of Israel;

3. To protect, preserve and promote a just American society, one that is democratic and pluralistic, one that furthers harmonious interreligious, inter ethnic interracial and other intergroup relations.

These goals are informed by Jewish values. History teaches us that Jewish security is linked inexorably to the strength of democratic institutions. Thus the Jewish community has a direct stake and an ethical imperative to assure that America remains a country wedded to the Bill of Rights and committed to the rule of law, a nation whose institutions continue to function as a public trust.”

Mission Source:
Expenditures Source:
2009 IRS Form 990, Total Expenses

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Religious Tradition

Year/Decade Arrived in D.C.

  • 1995

Annual Advocacy Expenditures

  • $2,624,565

Type of Organization

Tax Status

Location of D.C.-Area Office

  • Washington, D.C.