JDCA Community Conversations and Events
Since the start of the the COVID-19 pandemic, JDCA has been providing opportunities for our supporters across the country to engage with Democratic leaders and experts, looking at different aspects of this crisis and steps we can take to make a difference.
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January 12, 2021: JDCA is joined by Robbie Kaplan – who is suing the neo-Nazis from Charlottesville – and Integrity First for America’s Executive Director Amy Spitalnick, to discuss the connections between domestic terrorists involved in the Capitol siege and the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, how the insurrection followed the “Charlottesville playbook,” and how we ensure accountability for white supremacists.
January 8, 2021: Following President Trump’s incitement of an insurrection against the Capitol, Jewish Dems hosted ‘Jewish Community Response to Capitol Siege – Voices from the Hill’ with Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Reps. Mike Levin (D-CA), Brad Schneider (D-IL), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
December 22, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) hosts a panel discussion on Black-Jewish Coalitions.
December 8, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) hosts the Democrats in the Georgia Senate Runoff election, Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock, to discuss the issues Jewish voters care most about. Both candidates discussed their support for Israel, fighting anti-Semitism and racism, and the importance of flipping the Senate blue.
November 13, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) celebrates the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with special guests Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody, Senator-elect John Hickenlooper, Congressman Ted Deutsch , Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, Congesswoman-elect Kathy Manning, Jewish pollster Jim Gerstein, and singer Elana Arian.
November 1, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is joined by Senator Cory Booker, Mandy Patinkin, and Pod Save America host Jon Lovett to kick off our Last Call: 72 Hours to Save Democracy Phone Bank-A-Thon.
October 9, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is joined Bill Kristol to discuss his participation in JDCA’s newest ad with Billy Crystal, and why he’s crossing the party line to vote for Joe Biden.
September 29, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) is joined by renowned Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt to discuss the rise of hatred under Donald Trump and when comparisons to Nazi Germany and fascism are appropriate.
September 15, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) hosts former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro and Middle East Expert Dana Stroul to discuss the UAE agreement, Israel, and the Jewish vote.
August 5, 2020: JDCA is joined by with Biden for America’s Jewish Engagement Director, Aaron Keyak, and the DNC’s Jewish liaison, Matt Nosanchuk, to discuss why the overwhelming majority of Jewish voters will support Joe Biden.
July 21, 2020: Jewish Dems are joined by Congressman Jamie Raskin to discuss his work on the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis & the Democratic proposals to help Americans recover from this unprecedented public health and economic crisis.
July 14, 2020: Jewish Dems host a conversation about how we move forward in the future of COVID with one of the leading experts on disaster preparedness, Jeremy Konyndyk, as well as Vice President of the National Women’s Law Center, Melissa Boteach.
June 30, 2020: Jewish Dems host a discussion on what Israel’s unilateral annexation of parts of the West Bank would be for Israel and the US-Israel relationship. JDCA hosts former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, and Congressman Brad Schneider.
June 16, 2020: The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) host Congresswoman Karen Bass to discuss the Justice in Policing Act, which she is sponsoring, and how we can turn out words of support into action.
June 9, 2020: Jewish Dems are joined by Tema Smith, Marra B. Gad, and Rabbi Michael Latz for a discussion on why racial justice is a Jewish issue.
June 4, 2020: Jewish Dems welcome Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, to discuss how Democrats are fighting for the American people as crises emerge across the country.
June 2, 2020: JDCA is joined by Integrity First for America, the organization suing the neo-Nazis and organized the Unite to Right rally in Charlottesville.
May 26, 2020: Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joins Jewish Dems to discuss her work and leadership in the Senate combating anti-Semitism.
May 19, 2020: JDCA hosts friend of the organization, Senator Cory Booker (NJ) for our latest call. Senator Booker discusses how we can give voice to our values, what’s going on in the Senate, and shares his knowledge of Torah and Jewish tradition.
May 2, 2020: JDCA has long warned of the dangers of President Trump’s erratic foreign policy. In a time of global crisis, the need from smart, effective foreign policy is more important than ever. JDCA hosts Senator Ben Cardin (MD) and HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield to discuss U.S. Global Leadership, Refugees and Immigration amid COVID-19.
April 28, 2020: After endorsing Joe Biden for President, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) hosts Biden campaign surrogates Senator Chris Coons (DE) and Tony Blinken, Joe Biden’s Chief Foreign Policy Advisor, discuss the importance of electing Joe Biden president.
April 21, 2020: JDCA is joined by Congresswoman Haley Steven (MI-11) to discuss the congressional response to COVID-19, what actions are still coming, and what she is doing to fight for the people of Michigan.
April 14, 2020: We’re joined by Jeremy Konyndyk, who, in the Obama administration, helped to write the “pandemic playbook” that Trump ignored. Jeremy discusses his expertises in disaster preparedness and response, and how Donald Trump has failed to protect Americans.
April 7, 2020: As we prepare to celebrate Passover, we’re joined by JDCA NextGen Members, Rabbi Michael Latz and Rabbi Joel Simonds, along with other special guests, discuss celebrating a progressive Passover. Watch for a special musical performance by Elana Arian.
April 2, 2020: JDCA is joined by Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), who represents over 1.7 million educators and healthcare professionals. The call was also joined by Anne Goldman, who is both an RN in New York and Vice-President of the United Federation of Teachers.
March 31, 2020: Join us at 3pm ET as we hear from Rep. Max Rose (NY-11) and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Hon. Sarah Bloom Raskin, who will both discuss the economic impact of COVID-19, and the congressional response.
March 26, 2020: Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and national security experts Jeremy Bash and Ned Price spoke to JDCA supporters about the need to work with international partners to combat COVID-19, and why American leadership is so important in this time of crisis.
March 24, 2020: America’s leading voting rights lawyer, Marc Elias, joins JDCA to discuss how COVID-19 impacts the 2020 elections, and why we must fully invest in vote-by-mail.
Stay tuned as we schedule more calls!