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.
Find a cause that’s larger than yourself and then give your life to it. -Shimon Peres Last night we bid farewell to Shimon Peres (1923-2016), a pioneer, dreamer, and champion of the Jewish people. Over the course of his 70 years in service to the State of Israel, he defended the country in war and …Continue reading »
Politics has been an exhausting and ugly endeavor this year, and we’ve still got six full weeks to go until Election Day. I’m sure most of us have seen stories about or heard people say that, dissatisfied by the choices before them, they intend to sit this year out. And you don’t need me to …Continue reading »
Five years ago this week I moved to Boston with confidence in my belief in three things: 1) That an unapologetic Mets fan could make common cause with Red Sox fans in our disdain for the Yankees. 2) That a New Yorker who roots against football teams from New Jersey would fit right in to …Continue reading »
I’m just back from two weeks of vacation. I’m grateful to work with a strong team that covers for each other as we take respite. I hope that, in my absence, you appreciated the blog posts from my colleagues. I’m also still thinking about our study tour in Israel that wrapped up just before my …Continue reading »
Imagine for a moment what it would be like to be flooded out of your home, disrupting every aspect of your life. Now imagine waiting three and a half years before you can complete your home repair. For the Harrilalls of Arverne, NY, this is not an exercise, but the reality for a family whose …Continue reading »