Jewish Community Relations Council

JCRC 2018 Annual Meeting

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
cordially invites you to its 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

You have Power…Use it for Good
Thursday, June 21, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Best Place at the Historic Pabst
901 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee

Robert H. Friebert Social Justice Award: 
Reggie Jackson & Fran Kaplan
With special recognition for Deborah Carter Berkson, z”l

Imitatio Dei (In the Image of God) Award: 
Judi Longdin

Guest Speaker: Yair Rosenberg
Election of officers and members of the Board and Community Council
Event co-chairs: Jane Avner & Louis Weisberg

$40 Luncheon (Dietary laws observed)

Sponsor a table of 8 for $450 or
sponsor a table for 8 students to learn with us for $400
(sponsors will be recognized in promotional material)

Please RSVP by June 11, 2018 or call Allison at 414-390-5781.

What is the JCRC?

Founded in 1938, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) advocates for the rights and values of Jews individually and collectively, here and abroad. The Council implements a coordinated program of education, action, and advocacy for the Jewish community. On March 1, 2010, the Council became a core function of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Our Mission

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation envisions a just community that reflects American and Jewish values. The mission is to speak as the representative of the Jewish community on issues of public affairs and public policy by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community through education, advocacy, social justice and support for Israel.

Download the JCRC brochure.

The JCRC council includes 28 organizational members representing Milwaukee area synagogues and Jewish organizations, an equal number of at-large members, past presidents of the Council, and board officers. The Council is a core function of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and is one of 122 Jewish community relations councils affiliated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Areas for JCRC programs and activities include:

  • Counteracting Anti-Semitism and Discrimination and Protecting Jewish Security
  • Building Support for Israel
  • Promoting Social and Economic Justice
  • Safeguarding Equal Rights and Opportunities
  • Advancing Intergroup Dialogue and Understanding
  • Strengthening Intra-Communal Relationships
  • Coordinating Advocacy Efforts
  • Resource Clearinghouse and Consultation


Officers 2017-2018

Ann Jacobs, Chair
Jane Avner, Vice Chair
Laura Emir, Vice Chair
Craig Johnson, Vice Chair
Gary Lippow, Vice Chair
Brian Schupper, Vice Chair

Board Members 2017-2018

Board Members 2017-2018
Joyce Altman
Anneliese Dickman
Miriam Fleming
Kai Gardner Mishlove
Gerald Glazer
Cynthia Herber
Judy Kristal
Paula Lorant
Michael Maistelman
Joseph Peltz
Michael Pollack

Constituent Organizations

Americans for Peace Now
Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah
Congregation Anshai Lebowitz
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Congregation Beth Jehudah
Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun
Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha
Congregation Shalom
Congregation Shir Hadash
Congregation Sinai
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Hillel Milwaukee
Jewish Family Services
Jewish War Veterans
Lake Park Synagogue
Milwaukee Association of Russian Speaking Jews
National Council of Jewish Women
Temple Menorah
Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee
Wisconsin Council of Rabbis


5-Year Calendar of Major Jewish Holidays

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