Press Release

Saturday, November 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislative Jewish Caucus issued the following statement after the California Democratic Party Convention was shut down by anti-Israel protesters. The Jewish Caucus is co-chaired by Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino) and Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco):

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus released a letter — signed by all 18 members of the Caucus — calling on University of California President Michael V. Drake and California State University Chancellor Mildred García to act to counter the wave of antisemitic incidents sweeping their campuses since Hamas’s terrorist attack on October 7.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Jewish Caucus Applauds Additional Funding to Protect Vulnerable Communities Amid Surge in Mideast Violence

Governor Newsom Announces $30 Million in Additional State Funds to Support Communities Threatened by Hate-Motivated Violence


Saturday, October 7, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D - Encino), Senator Scott Wiener (D - San Francisco), and Senator Josh Becker (D - Menlo Park), released the following statement on behalf of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus:


Tuesday, May 9, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA - Today, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus announced its legislative priorities for 2023. This year, the Caucus has selected important legislation for two legislative packages that further the mission of the Jewish Caucus: to advance the Jewish Community’s top priorities and uplift vulnerable Californians of all faiths and backgrounds.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO, CA – Yesterday, the California Legislative Jewish Caucus observed Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, in the State Capitol.

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