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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