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.
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.
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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:
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Rabbi Jessica Barolsky, Chair
Craig Johnson, Chair-elect
Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, Vice-chair
Jill Weinshel, Vice-chair
Brian Schupper, Immediate past Chair
Meagan Holman O’Reilly
*Of blessed memory
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 Shir Hadash
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Jewish Family Services
Jewish National Fund
Jewish War Veterans
Lake Park Synagogue
Milwaukee Association of Russian Speaking Jews
National Council of Jewish Women
Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee
Wisconsin Council of Rabbis
5-Year Calendar of Major Jewish Holidays
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