As the umbrella body for local member organizations, synagogues, and at-large members appointed by the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) unifies, mobilizes, represents, and is responsible to the Southern New Jersey Jewish community.


Members are charged with reporting on issues discussed at JCRC meetings to the organizations they represent and articulating them to the larger Jewish community, as well as the greater community. JCRC works on behalf of the Jewish community to address the concerns of Jews here and abroad through strengthening inter-group understanding, promoting the peaceful resolution of conflicts, and enhancing a just and pluralist society. 

The JCRC Mandate

Address through education and advocacy, the following issues:

  • U.S./Israel relations
  • Anti-semitism
  • Separation of church and state
  • Jewish security
  • Tolerance education
  • Inter-group relation


We work toward:

  • Developing consensus within the Jewish community on issues of policy.
  • Protecting, preserving, and promoting a just, pluralist, and democratic American society.
  • Safeguarding the rights and security of Jews here, in Israel, and around the world.
  • Maintaining relationships on an ongoing basis with law enforcement and communicating with local Jewish organizations on issues of security.
  • Developing relationships with other groups in the local community to build bridges and coalitions of understanding and goodwill.

JCRC Departments