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.
Just a few weeks ago, Jeremy wrote that even in the aftermath of a tense election, the values of our organization and our Jewish community have not changed. For young adults who are particularly unsettled in this uncharted territory, volunteering could provide the keys to resiliency. While we take the time to practice self-care, let’s also challenge ourselves to take action in caring for one another. For … Continue reading Snapshot of Service | A Message from our Young Adult Social Justice Programs Coordinator
A short while ago, I arrived in Israel. Joined by our trip chair Representative Lori Ehrlich of Marblehead, and by JCRC board members Beth Badik and Ben Pearlman, I am privileged to be leading our annual winter study tour for Massachusetts legislators. Twelve state representatives will be spending the next nine days experiencing Israel and the region while learning about the challenges and hopes of … Continue reading #JCRCinIsrael 2016
Dear Friends, Like so many of our friends and neighbors, we’re unsettled about the future. The deep rifts in our nation have only strengthened our resolve to continue working with supporters and partners to uphold the rights and freedoms vital to the success of all Americans regardless of ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Now we’re called to begin the difficult work … Continue reading A #GivingTuesday Message from our Executive Director
Last week I wrote that, despite our current political uncertainty, the core values and the foundation of JCRC’s work remain constant. High on our list is providing young people with meaningful experiences to inspire service and civic participation. As we recognized Veterans Day last Friday, five student winners of our annual Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest traveled with JCRC to tour the United States Holocaust Memorial … Continue reading Hope for the Future
For so many of us, the past few days have been largely enveloped in pain-filled conversations about the results of our election and their meaning about and for our nation. For both myself and JCRC, as part of a larger community – both Jewish and in civil society – we are beginning to imagine what our work will require of us in the coming years. … Continue reading That Which Has Not Changed
In Our Community:
IMPORTANT UPDATE: buses provided by JCRC are now filled.
If you signed up specifically for the bus (not the RSVP for the event!) and received confirmation from JCRC, then your reservation for the bus is confirmed. If you did not sign up for the bus, we suggest carpooling or using Uber/Lyft, or public transportation (orange line to Ruggles Station, then a short walk).
In Recent News:
'“We’re deeply concerned that the worst rhetoric or hatefulness of the campaign will become the policy of the administration,” Burton said.'
Read the full Boston Globe article regarding President-Elect Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon.