Press Release

Friday, January 27, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Just 78 years ago, six million Jews were brutally murdered in a genocide motivated by bigotry, hatred, and fear. Today, as we do all days, we honor those we lost and those who miraculously survived.

Friday, January 6, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Legislative Jewish Caucus elected Senator Scott Wiener (D- San Francisco) and Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) as Co-Chairs of the Caucus and Senator Josh Becker (D-Menlo Park) as Vice Chair. They will assume their roles immediately.

Monday, October 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA - Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair and Vice Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, released the following statement today on behalf of the Jewish Caucus:


“Words have consequences. Kanye West threatened Jews, and now other extremists are openly threatening our Jewish community with hateful banners on the 405 freeway and distributing appalling antisemitic propaganda in our neighborhoods.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA — We, the members of California Legislative Diversity Caucus—comprised of the California Legislative Black Caucus, California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus, California Asian American & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, California Latino Legislative Caucus, California Legislative Jewish Caucus, and the California Legislative Women's Caucus—are appalled at the anti-Black, anti-Indigenous and homophobic statements made in conversation between Los Angeles City Council members Nury Martinez, Kevin de Leon, Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles County Labor Federation Pre

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Legislative Jewish Caucus issued the following statement regarding the Sierra Club’s decision to reinstate travel to Israel. The decision follows a meeting yesterday between Sierra Club senior leadership and Jewish Community leaders, including Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the Chair and Vice Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus.

Monday, February 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), Chair and Vice-Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, released the following statement regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

“President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is beyond horrific, and we condemn it in the strongest possible terms. It is jarring to see such unprovoked and unjustified violence against the Ukrainian people.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Security Funding Provided to Nonprofits Across California Through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program; Established with Strong Support from the Jewish Caucus, the Program Provides Vital Security Enhancements to Nonprofits at Risk of Hate-Motivated Violence

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Jewish Caucus Issues Statement on Passage of Ethnic Studies Legislation
Assembly Bill (AB) 101 Would Make Ethnic Studies a High School Graduation Requirement in California

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

State Legislators Secure Nearly $15 Million to Restore Historic Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights

Funding Will Transform Historic Landmark into Shared Multipurpose Space Serving the Boyle Heights Community, Strengthen Dialogue and Cooperation Between the Latino and Jewish Communities in Los Angeles


Monday, June 14, 2021

Amid Rising Antisemitism, California Budget Includes Significant Funding for Nonprofit Security Grants, Social Services, and Holocaust Education