One day a year, members of the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California lobby their elected leaders in Sacramento on matters of concern to the Jewish community.
Ensuring that social service programs are taken care of usually tops the group's agenda.
Not this year.
Members of JPAC felt that, given the situation in the Middle East, these are extraordinary times. And so they decided that on this one day, May 8, when they had the ears of their elected officials, Israel had to be their No. 1 priority.