Jewish Community Relations Council

Recap: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Facebook Live Broadcast
2019-2020 Highlights Video

JCRC Joint Statement on George Floyd

Read a joint statement from National Council of Jewish Women Milwaukee, Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation on George Floyd.

Asylum Seekers Resources

The JCRC and Tikkun Ha-Ir of Milwaukee have compiled a list of statements and opportunities for you to learn and take action.

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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.

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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:

  • 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 2020-2021

Brian Schupper, Chair
Anneliese Dickman, Vice Chair
Laura Emir, Vice Chair & Domestic Policy Task Force
Craig Johnson, Vice Chair
Ann Jacobs, Immediate Past Chair

Board Members 2020-2021

Michael Altman
Jane Anver
Rabbi Jessica Barolsky
Miriam Fleming
Gerald Glazer
Meagan Holman
Sharon Lerman
Paula Lorant
Michael Maistelman
Jill Plavnick, Antisemitism Task Force Chair
Danielle Shelton
Rabbi Moishe Steigmann
Jodie Tabak
Jill Weinshel
Louis Weisberg

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
Hadassah
Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center
Hillel Milwaukee
Jewish Family Services
Jewish National Fund
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

Calendar

5-Year Calendar of Major Jewish Holidays

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