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The JCRC is a forum for discussion and action on what matters to the Jewish community at the international, national, state and local levels. It works to promote mutual understanding and harmonious relations among northern New Jersey’s diverse racial, religious, civic and ethnic groups. It engages in a broad range of initiatives that include advocacy and education relating to: Israel, poverty, the environment, health care, refugees, anti-Semitism, genocide, separation of religion and state, and education.
Jewish Federation’s JCRC makes a difference.
The JCRC is active in a variety of different areas (described below):
~ Israel & World Affairs ~ Tikkun Olam Initiatives
~ Intergroup Relations ~ Government Affairs & Public Policy
~ Jewish Leadership Forum
Jewish Leadership Forum
Israel & World Affairs
Hope for Peace in the Middle East: Understanding Israel
A multimedia presentation developed for a general audience, such as non-Jewish religious and civic groups.
Click here for information about being trained to present this program or if you would like to book this presentation for you synagogue, school, or other group.
Be an advocate for Israel
When you hear an inaccurate news story about Israel, or an example of unfair coverage, call the radio talk shows to protest, write letters to the editor, speak out in chat rooms. Send faxes. Make phone calls. Respond to Op-Ed articles. When you hear a news report in which the reporter makes a moral equivalency of Palestinian terrorists to victims of terrorism, object strongly. Sign up here to become an advocate.
The Intergroup Relations committee promotes coalition building with groups outside the Jewish community. Current initiatives include involvement with Interfaith, Korean, African American, Hispanic and Evangelical communities.
Fighting Poverty with Faith: On April 25th in Hackensack, at the Bergen County Administration Building, Freeholders Public Hearing Room, the JCRC in partnership with the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations, cosponsored with other local and statewide faith based organizations, the second NJ observance of “Fighting Poverty with Faith : Building Opportunity Through Affordable Housing for All. Photo: Rabbi Jordan Millstein, program participant. more
Save the date:
Annual Brotherhood/Sisterhood breakfast will be held on Presidents Day, February 17, 2014. Details to follow.
Government Affairs & Public Policy
The Government Affairs & Public Policy committee fosters relationships with elected officials at the federal, state, county and municipal levels.
June 4th at 7:30 pm
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
RSVP by May 28th to 201 820-3944
In our continuing outreach to Northern New Jersey elected officials, the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey is pleased to hold our annual Legislative Gathering for elected officials who serve at the federal, state, county and municipal levels. We will have an opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern and learn of ways to continue to foster positive working relationships with our Northern New Jersey elected officials.
JCRC is also planning a series of candidates’ forums for state and county officials to be held in October. Details to follow.
Tikkun Olam Initiatives
Tikkun Olam focuses upon planning and implementation of JCRC social action initiatives to benefit both Jewish community and broader community.These social action initiatives include Mitzvah Day, Bergen Reads, Bonim Builders and Good Deeds Day.
One Hour a week can make
a big difference in a child's life
Bergen Reads literacy program is part of a nationwide effort to help public elementary school students enjoy reading and improve their reading skills read more
Bergen Reads Annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch will be held on Tuesday, June 18th from 10-12 at 50 Eisehower Drive in Paramus. Reading Buddies RSVP to 201 820-3944.
SAVE THE DATE
Sunday March 9, 2014
Jewish Community Relations Council
Get Connected & Mitzvah Day Coordinator
Bergen Reads Project Coordinator
Bonim Builders Coordinator
JCRC Administrative Assistant
JCRC Annual Meeting
The JCRC Annual Meeting
honoring Rabbi Neal Borovitz, outgoing JCRC Chair
May 22, 2013
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
7 pm Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 pm Meeting and Installation
JCPA - Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Save the Date for the annual JCPA plenum to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 8-11, 2014.