Building relationships.

Connecting communities.

Meeting challenges.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the voice of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on issues of pro-Israel advocacy, public policy, social advocacy, and community outreach. JCRC fosters constructive relationships within the Jewish community and among people of all faiths and cultures regarding Jewish and Israel oriented issues.


JCRC sponsors programs dealing with the security of Israel, combating anti-Semitism, Holocaust remembrance and education, policies of importance to Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Southern New Jersey.


The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum
& Goodwin Education Center

Our mission is to teach people about the past and to educate them for the future through the painful lessons of the Holocaust. Our objective is to reduce prejudice and lessen hatred, bigotry, bullying, and violence against all groups.

BookMates
Children's Literacy Program

Interfaith literacy program that provides services to Title I elementary schools in low and moderate-income communities throughout Southern New Jersey. Sponsored by Townsend Press in Memory of Henry H. Nadell & Majorie Nadell Schneider.


What We Do

The JCRC Israel Advocacy Initiative (IAI) helps to coordinate, educate and organize efforts among the South Jersey pro-Israel community in support and advocacy on behalf of Israel. IAI serves as a resource for individuals and organizations in our local community on the latest information, trends, issues and advocacy opportunities in support of Israel.


JCRC encourages amicable relationship, mutual understanding and respect among various groups, helps create and maintain conditions that are conducive to encouraging the continuity and vitality of Jewish living in a pluralistic society, protects and strengthens the rights and interests of the Jewish community, and combats anti-Semitism and every other form of racism or group prejudice.


JCRC manages the local Jewish Coalition for Literacy program in South Jersey - BookMates, operates the Catholic-Jewish Commission, facilitates the continuation of the Jewish Catholic Muslim Dialogue, develops Jewish relations with all faith, ethnic and racial groups, and serves on various Ministerium councils.
 


JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center (Raab/Goodwin Center) teaches people about the past and educates them for the future through the painful lessons of the Holocaust. The objective is to reduce prejudice and lessen hatred, bigotry, bullying, and violence against all groups.
 


JCRC engages in government affairs to establish and maintain relationships with government officials, both elected and appointed, within the community, establish and maintain relationships with school administrators and educators within the community, and to establish and maintain relationships with law enforcement officials within the community.


JCRC strives to develop an intelligent and effective public opinion within and outside the Jewish community on Jewish community relations issues, problems, concerns and commitments. We provide the means for Jewish communal leadership to exchange views with key local, national and global public officials and opinion molders.


  • 52nd Annual Middle East Institute

    Join us as we hear from Bari Weiss, Journalist & New York Times Best Selling Author of How to Fight Anti-Semitism. We will also be honoring David Bross with the 2021 Israel Advocacy Award and Sydney Rowan with the 2021 JCRC Teen Israel Advocacy Leadership Award.

 

 

 

 

Join us in taking the pledge to speak out when members of our Jewish or any other ethnic, religious or racial community are being stereotyped or prejudiced against in your presence.

We also encourage you to download the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition’s Stand up for the Other pledge and post in your home and/or office to serve as a constant reminder that it is up to each and every one of us to challenge bigotry and stop the spread of hate. 

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