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.

We Stand Together Against Discrimination

By JCRC | Jan 20, 2017

We stand united in strong support of An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts sponsored by Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) and Steve Howitt (R-Seekonk). This bipartisan bill harnesses the economic influence of our state to strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws and ensure that the state does not unwittingly use tax payer funds to subsidize discriminatory … Continue reading We Stand Together Against Discrimination »

A Prayer for Our Nation

By Jeremy Burton | Jan 19, 2017

Last July, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in New York accepted an invitation to deliver the invocation at the Republican National Convention. Under pressure from some members of the Jewish community, he withdrew from the event. We share with you the invocation that Rabbi Lookstein had planned to deliver last summer, and we invite you to join us today in reflection on his … Continue reading A Prayer for Our Nation »

Our Tradition of Dissent

By Jeremy Burton | Jan 13, 2017

Dissent: The act of expressing opinions at odds with those officially held. In the Jewish tradition, even God handles dissent with grace. When God tells Abraham about the plan to obliterate Sodom, Abraham objects. He bargains. God listens and negotiates, but ultimately stays the course. The city is destroyed, but the relationship between God and Abraham endures and God fulfills the promise to establish Abraham … Continue reading Our Tradition of Dissent »

JCRC To Name Stacey Bloom as First Vice President of Board of Directors

By JCRC | Jan 9, 2017

The Governance Committee of JCRC is pleased to announce that Stacey Bloom has agreed to accept our nomination as the First Vice President of JCRC. We look forward to presenting her nomination to the Council for election this spring. “I’m excited and honored to take on this new role at JCRC next year,” said Stacey. “I look forward to working with Jeremy, the board, the … Continue reading JCRC To Name Stacey Bloom as First Vice President of Board of Directors »

We’re Proud to Celebrate: #GBJCL20

By Jeremy Burton | Jan 6, 2017

Reading and education are essential to Jewish identity and to our perseverance as a people; they are the vehicles for transmitting our tradition and living a Jewish life. As Jews of the Diaspora, we understand that the gifts of education, knowledge and reasoning were – and still are – key to our survival. For centuries, we faced discrimination and worse. Shut out of many schools … Continue reading We’re Proud to Celebrate: #GBJCL20 »

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