Press Release

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Jewish Caucus Announces 2021 Priority Bill Package
Legislation Advances Major Jewish Community Priorities Including Addressing Hate Crimes and Strengthening Holocaust Education; Caucus Also Unveils “Tikkun Olam Agenda” To Uplift Vulnerable Californians of All Backgrounds


Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO, CA — Today, the California State Legislature marked Yom HaShoah with special events at the State Capitol. The State Assembly and State Senate passed resolutions authored by the Jewish Caucus honoring the victims of the Holocaust and officially establishing April 8, 2021 as California Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Sacramento, CA — Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D – Woodland Hills), Chair of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco), Vice Chair, released the following statement regarding the State Board of Education’s adoption of the final Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum:

Thursday, January 14, 2021

A diverse coalition of more than 110 Jewish community organizations and leaders from across California, led by the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), the California Legislative Jewish Caucus and the JCRC of Silicon Valley, today called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to come together to confront hyperpartisanship and rising extremism in our politics.