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Acting as an umbrella organization safeguarding equal rights and opportunities for the Jewish community, the JCRC monitors and counteracts anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, encourages support for Israel, protects Jewish security, advocates for social and economic justice, advances interfaith and intergroup dialogue, strives to strengthen intracommunal relationships, and represents the Jewish community with government and legislative officials. The Council board includes representatives of 27 local synagogues and Jewish organizations.
The JCRC is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Elana Kahn-Oren
Chair: Ann Jacobs
The Wisconsin Jewish Conference is a statewide community relations organization established in 1987 by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Madison and several other smaller Wisconsin Jewish communities. It serves as the government affairs office of the Jewish Community Relations Council. Its overall objective is to create linkages among Jewish communities in the state, to engage in coalition building, education and outreach, and to monitor legislative and lobbying activities. The conference currently comprises 18 Wisconsin communities: Antigo, Appleton, Beloit, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Janesville, Kenosha, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Racine, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Waukesha and Wausau.
A partner in serving the community with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Michael H. Blumenfeld
Chair: Mark D. Laufman