JCRC’s purpose is to define and advance the values, interests and priorities of the organized Jewish community of Greater Boston in the public square.
My grandmother, Sarah Faust Burton, was a proud Southern Presbyterian woman who moved from North Carolina to Indiana to build a life with her Jewish husband. Years after her passing, my grandfather encouraged me to embrace a heritage including our family connection to groups like the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of …Continue reading »
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) applauds today’s landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples to marry across the United States and that requires each state to recognize a same-sex marriage when the marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. “Today’s decision is the culmination of an extraordinary …Continue reading »
All of us at CJP and JCRC were deeply saddened and horrified by the recent terror attack on innocent parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Wednesday, June 17, nine innocent people were shot and killed during a Bible study meeting. Dylann Roof, who allegedly told his victims that his …Continue reading »