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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.
To learn more on how the JCRC locally monitors and responds to antisemitic incidents, file a confidential report, or read previous audits of antisemitic activity visit our website.
The JCRC is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Elana Kahn-Oren
Chair: Ann Jacobs
The Wisconsin Jewish Conference is the state government affairs office. Established in 1987 by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation of Madison, and several other smaller state communities, it serves as the central lobbying and government affairs office for the state. Its work includes lobbying, coalition-building, ducation and outreach. The Conference coordinates legislative activity for the state Jewish community.
A partner in serving the community with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Director: Michael H. Blumenfeld