Conference of Presidents Unity Statement

New York, NY

. . . As the umbrella organization of 53 American Jewish organizations from across the religious, political, and ideological spectrums, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is uniquely positioned to be the vehicle through which our Jewish community speaks with one voice. In keeping with our responsibility to encourage a spirit of comity within and beyond the Jewish community, our member organizations issue the following unity statement:

"In the wake of particularly hard-fought and divisive elections, we, member organizations of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, renew our commitment to promote unity and cooperation inside and outside the Jewish community. The essence of unity is respect for diversity of opinion; even when there is disagreement, we must show respect for one another. This is particularly significant during this critical time, as we face the COVID pandemic, with its social and economic implications, as well as other challenges at home and abroad.

The Talmud tells us that in the days leading up to the destruction of the Second Temple, the Jewish people were divided into two factions. These two factions warred against each other, and because of this lack of unity, the Second Temple was lost. During this complicated and contentious time, we must remember the great importance of standing together as a community  in order to achieve our common goals.

We are confident that our country’s leadership will continue to stand against antisemitism and maintain the strong US-Israel relationship, building on decades of close ties between America and the Jewish State. Support for Israel is not a Democratic cause or a Republican cause; it is an American cause. Our unity will assure the strengthening of the historic bipartisan US support for Israel.​"

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
Arthur Stark, Chairman
William C. Daroff, CEO
Malcolm Hoenlein, Vice Chair

Member Organization Signatories:
Alpha Epsilon Pi
Ameinu
American Friends of Likud
America-Israel Friendship League
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Congress
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
American Sephardi Federation
American Zionist Movement
Americans for Peace Now
AMIT
Anti-Defamation League
ARZA
B’nai B’rith International
Bnai Zion
CAMERA
Central Conference of American Rabbis
Development Corporation for Israel/State of Israel Bonds
Emunah of America
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Greater Miami Jewish Federation
Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America
HIAS
Hillel International
JCC Association of North America
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Jewish Federations of North America
Jewish Institute for National Security of America
Jewish Labor Committee
Jewish National Fund
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
Jewish Women International
Mercaz USA, Zionist Organization of the Conservative Movement
NA’AMAT USA
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council of Young Israel
NCSEJ - National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry
ORT America, Inc.
Rabbinical Assembly
Rabbinical Council of America
Religious Zionists of America
UJA-Federation of New York
Union for Reform Judaism
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
WIZO
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism
Women of Reform Judaism
Workers Circle
World ORT USA
World Zionist Executive, USA
Zionist Organization of America

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