July 24, 2023 – NYJA announces Phylisa Wisdom as the organization’s new Executive Director. Phylisa’s government relations and fundraising work with non-profits in NY have prepared her well to deal with the challenges of representing the diverse and pluralistic Jewish community of New York.
NYJA is committed to supporting the Administration as it works to make each of 100 new measures identified in the Strategy a reality. A number of these steps will require the active engagement of stakeholder organizations like NYJA and other partners.
At a time of rising antisemitism, hate crimes, and bigotry, it’s particularly alarming to see far-right extremists weaponize antisemitism to fuel political attacks. Hikind’s violence-condoning, hate-fueled attack on DA Bragg reaches a new low, even for a politician known for wearing Blackface.
Statement of the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) condemns the Supreme Court’s decision today in Dobbs v. Jackson to overturn Roe v. Wade. Congress must act to protect safe and legal abortion access nationwide. Where the Supreme Court and Congress fall short in protecting our liberty and equality, New York and the other 49 states must step up
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) condemns Amnesty International’s report, “Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians,” as an affront to Israel’s existence.
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) applauds the formation of a new coalition government in Israel with Naftali Bennett as the Prime Minister and Yair Lapid as Alternate Prime Minister. This transfer of power creates openings and opportunities in the ongoing effort to build a more just and equal society.
We join the elected officials in our NYJA Leaders Network, including federal, state, and local officials, who are unanimous in calling upon Governor Cuomo to resign from office immediately.
Press Release: 120 Interfaith Religious Leaders Across NY Call on Gov to Ensure Vaccine Access in Prisons
Yesterday afternoon, a group of over 120 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faith leaders from across New York State sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, urging him to ensure that New York State include incarcerated people in the current phase (Phase 1B) of the vaccine rollout, along with all other New Yorkers who live in high-risk congregate settings.
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) is deeply troubled that five Supreme Court justices decided to invalidate New York’s ‘red zone’ COVID-19 restrictions on the eve of Thanksgiving, just as tens of millions of Americans have drastically curtailed plans for the holiday to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly virus.