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.

Courage and Complexity | A Message from Our Associate Director


Among my responsibilities as JCRC Associate Director, I have the enviable job of accompanying Christian clergy on Israel Study Tours, experiences that never fail to be both fascinating and intense. I’d like to share a few reflections from this year’s trip. (Also visit The Jewish Journal for an account of the trip in the 8/28/15 issue.) The …Continue reading »



As you read this, I’ve already left for a two week vacation. Not everyone in this world is blessed to be able to take meaningful time away from work for respite and rejuvenation. Many people don’t have paid vacation where they work and many more can’t afford to go anyplace during the time that they do …Continue reading »

Breaking Our Patterns


So here’s a frightening thought: This weekend brings the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul.  The end of summer is on the horizon and with it the end of vacations, a return to schools, legislatures going back into session, and for Boston – dare I say it – a start to preparing for the coming …Continue reading »


Memorial and Solidarity Gathering

Wednesday, September 9th, 6-7 PM

Temple Israel, Boston

JCRC of Greater Boston, CJP and Keshet invite you to A Memorial and Solidarity Gathering in memory of Shira Banki, who was murdered at Jerusalem Pride, and to express our grief and outrage at this attack, and the murders of Ali and Sa’ad Dawabshe who died in the attack on their home in Duma. Visit http://on.fb.me/1i2wp6p for more information.

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