Named for the JCPA’s Executive Vice Chair Emeritus, the Chernin Award is given to Jewish leaders whose life work best exemplifies the social justice imperatives of Judaism, Jewish history, and the protection of the Bill of Rights. This year's recipient is Abe Foxman, National Director of the ADL, for leading the fight against violence, oppression and racism with the hope that peace and human dignity will prevail.
The Plenum provides an opportunity building interfaith relationships and working together.
Last year JCPA President Rabbi Steve Gutow sat down with Sister Simone Campbell, the Executive Director of NETWORK, and Rev. Jim Wallis, CEO of Sojourners, to discuss how faith inspires our work and how these partnerships can produce real results.
Join this year's discussion and help frame our priorities for the future!
What Is PLENUM?
The Plenum provides a prominent national forum to enable our community to shape the policies and strategies that best advance our priority objectives.
The 2014 Plenum will be March 8-11, 2014 at the Atlanta Grand Hyatt, in Buckhead. The Conference will begin with Havdalah Saturday night and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
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At the Chair’s Dinner on Sunday, March 9th, we will present our prestigious Tikkun Olam Award to three notable Atlantans who embody the principles for which this award stands: Lois Frank, Leon Goldstein and Melanie Nelkin. Each has demonstrated a deep commitment to improving the lives of people everywhere. They embody the principle of tikkun olam – healing the world – by living lives dedicated to a fairer and more just society.
about the 2014 JPCA PLENUM. The Plenum is the highest decision making body of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. The Plenum brings together hundreds of Jewish leaders to study and debate the key issues of the day.