Press Release

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

(Sacramento, CA) – The California Department of Social Services awarded $3.6 million in grants to six Jewish Family Service agencies across California to provide support for elderly Holocaust Survivors struggling to live out their days in dignity. Last year, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, led by then-Chair Assemblymember Marc Levine and then-Vice Chair Senator Ben Allen, was instrumental in securing the funding requested by the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) in the 2018-2019 State Budget.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Los Angeles, CA – On a unanimous vote, Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) was elected as the Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus at a gathering of Caucus members in Los Angeles today. Allen is beginning his second term representing the Westside, Hollywood and South Bay of Los Angeles in the California State Senate.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus stands united with the Tree of Life synagogue and with all communities imperiled by the cancer of anti-Semitism and hate. We will mourn for the victims and pray for their families and the congregation. What we will not do, however, is give in to fear.

Places of worship should be safe and filled with faith, family, and peace.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018 – (Jerusalem, Israel) – With the goals of fostering technological innovation and boosting bilateral opportunities, a diverse, bipartisan delegation of California state legislators is visiting Israel  for intensive dialogue and briefings with AJC (American Jewish Committee) Project Interchange.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

A Caged Child Moved Into a Cage with Parents is Still a Caged Child

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus were joined in unity by leaders of the Legislative Women’s, Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Jewish and LGBT Caucuses in denouncing Trump Administration maneuvers on immigration policies that rip families apart at the border.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

(Sacramento) – Today the California State Legislature approved the 2018-2019 State Budget, which prioritizes the needs of Holocaust Survivors, campus climate, the security of nonprofits, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

The California Legislative Jewish Caucus, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Jewish Family Services, JPAC, and Anti-Defamation League issued the following statements:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, members of the California Latino Legislative Caucus were joined in unity by immigrant rights organizations and leaders of the Legislative Black, Women’s, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBT and Jewish Caucuses in denouncing Trump Administration policies that rip families apart at the border. The leaders also encouraged participation in tomorrow’s “National Day of Action for Children.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

(Sacramento, CA) – Responding to a disturbing spike in hate rhetoric and anti-Semitism, the State Assembly voted overwhelmingly with unanimous bipartisan support to demonstrate its commitment to Holocaust education Tuesday and called on Congress to urge Poland to abandon a gag rule that seems to encourage revisionist history.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus are concerned by the violence along the Israel/Gaza border. We hope for a peaceful resolution to the conflict so that neighbors can live in harmony. We condemn violence and wish for Israel and Hamas to negotiate a true and lasting peace.

 

Friday, May 11, 2018

(Sacramento) – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus on Monday commended Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. for including in his final budget proposal funds to maintain and restore the landmark Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.   

The Governor released his May Revise in the State Capitol Monday, updating his January proposal with revenue totals from the income tax season.