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March 2010 
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Sacramento Lobby Day 2010 - Be There!
Happy Passover!
New JPAC Member Spotlight: 30 Years After
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(L-R: Rabbi Mark Diamond of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez, JPAC Chair Marc Carrel, and the Los Angeles Jewish Federation's Andrew Cushnir)

JPAC was proud to cosponsor a recent brunch event at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. On March 7, 2010, newly-inaugurated California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez attended a special Jewish Community Leadership Reception in his honor. Speaker Pérez is a great friend to the Jewish community and the state of Israel (he participated in JPAC's 2008 Legislators' Study Trip to Israel). We were thrilled to celebrate his historic election as Speaker and look forward to working with him to ensure a brighter future for all Californians.
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the JPAC Newsletter! These quarterly updates will keep you apprised of some of our latest events, share information about future opportunities to engage in our organization, and provide information about our legislative positions and policy priorities. Please share this e-newsletter with friends and colleagues who you think might be interested in JPAC's work and help us to spread the word. And thank you for your interest in JPAC and our efforts to advocate on behalf of Jewish social service agencies, community concerns, and broadly shared values that affect the citizens of our State!
Marc Carrel, Chair
Caron Spector, Association Director
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Sacramento Lobby Day 2010 - Be There! 
JPAC logo smallThis is the year to make the effort. To take the time. To invest in our community and help to ensure a brighter future for ALL Californians. This is the year to attend the JPAC Sacramento Lobby Day.
With funding for vital social services at great risk of being cut or eliminated from the state budget and with Iran posing an even greater threat to peace and democracy than ever before, this is the year to advocate for those without a voice.
Happy Passover! 
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Passover - an 8-day festival commemorating the Jews' Exodus from Egypt - begins this year on Monday evening, March 29, and concludes on Tuesday evening, April 6.
Of all the Jewish holidays, Passover is the one most commonly observed, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. Passover reminds us all of the imperative to remember the less fortunate. Jews around the state of California and the world over will celebrate the holiday with a special ritual meal called a "seder" and by abstaining from eating any leavened grains. To learn more about Passover, Click HERE.
From the JPAC family of advocates to you, we send you our best wishes for a joyous holiday - or as is said in Hebrew, "Chag Pesach Sameach!"
New JPAC Member Spotlight: 
30 Years After logoWe are excited to note the recent addition of 30 Years After as a JPAC member organization. 30 Years After is a robust new organization that seeks to educate, inspire and mobilize the Iranian Jewish community through civic action conferences, quarterly lectures and seminars, a high school mentorship program, voter registration drives, and an anthology of short stories and video interviews to commemorate and shed light on the sacrifice, courage, and resilience of the community's path to the United States.
ABOUT US: JPAC is the largest single-state coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation, representing Jewish communities and nonprofit organizations across California. Comprised of most of the Jewish Federations from communities throughout California and a myriad of Jewish community advocacy organizations, we advocate on behalf of Jewish social service agencies, traditional community concerns, and broadly shared values that affect the citizens of our State. We make certain California's Jewish community acts with one united voice in Sacramento on a variety of issues of importance to the Jewish community and in order to advocate for all of California's most vulnerable populations. Visit us at www.jpac-cal.org for more information.
Save $10
If you are planning to attend the 2010 Lobby Day in Sacramento, we hope this offer to save $10 off of the $75 registration fee is an incentive to submit your registration form and payment A.S.A.P.  This coupon must be printed and mailed along with your registration form. (Reduced registration fee will be $65.) We encourage you to share this offer with friends, family and colleagues who may also be participating in the Lobby Day. Help us to make the 2010 Lobby Day one of the most effective yet!
Offer Expires: April 10, 2010 (registration must be postmarked by this date)