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.
Last weekend, we participated in Passover seders in what is the most widely observed Jewish experience of the year. Our seders were infinitely varied, from the 30 minute versions, to ones that lasted until dawn; from the child-friendly kind, to those focused on esoteric intellectual debate. What bound them all together was the nature of …Continue reading »
To honor local survivors of the Holocaust and to pay tribute to those who perished, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) and its partners will present From Holocaust to New Life: How Will We Remember?, a community commemoration of Yom HaShoah, on Sunday, May 1, 10:30 A.M. at Faneuil Hall in Boston. …Continue reading »
Like most of you I have been to more than a few seders in my time, and each year I find myself asking: How will this seder renew my connection to Jewish values and thereby inspire my actions in the coming year? On Passover, we are collectively reminded of our connection to history and our …Continue reading »
BOSTON (April 20, 2016) — Yesterday, representatives of Keshet, ADL, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston presented letters thanking Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and House Speaker Robert DeLeo for their longstanding support of “An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination,” and urging swift action to pass this critical …Continue reading »
Every week at JCRC is busy and this one is no exception, but even amidst all the public events, the press rumbles – all part of the ‘normal’ life of a CRC, what really keeps our team busy is the steady work of realizing the values of Boston’s Jewish community in the civic sphere. Across …Continue reading »