About Us

  • Citizens Opposed to Propaganda Masquerading as Art (COPMA) is a group of concerned citizens who believe there is no place in our Jewish community centers and institutions for anti-Israel propaganda and that the use of our charitable donations to support activities harmful to the State of Israel is a breach of the trust that donors place in these institutions. Theater J at the DCJCC, under the direction of its Artistic Director, Ari Roth, consistently produces plays, readings and panel discussions hostile to the State of Israel. Under the pretext of the term “art,” Ari Roth engages in political activism attacking and defaming Israel.  For several years we’ve been seeking to persuade both the DCJCC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington that donors to these institutions who support the State of Israel consider the use of their contributions to support Theater J’s activities inappropriate. We’ve met complete resistance, this despite picketing, running display ads in the Jewish press, meeting with the leadership of the DCJCC and the Jewish Federation and participating in media interviews. We believe that the time has come for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to suspend its support for the DCJCC until there has been a commitment to stop all such anti-Israel activism by Theater J.


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