Friday, May 15, 2015

Head of Jewish Public Policy Organization Is Stepping Down

The Forward reports today that Rabbi Steve Gutow is stepping down as head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs where he has served for ten years.  Gutow and JCPA have been a leading voice for the American Jewish community on domestic and international public policy issues, including church-state concerns.  JCPA is the umbrella organization for 125 local Jewish Community Relations Councils and 14 national Jewish organizations. Gutow's resignation takes effect Dec. 31.  He will continue to be active on interfaith, environmental and anti-poverty issues, but will give up direction of the organization's day-to-day operations sooner.