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.
The debates are finally over and Election Day is less than three weeks away (at last!). But with all the attention devoted, rightly, to the presidential race – to the nastiness of our national discourse, and to the existential question of whether we will be able to come together on November 9th to face our …Continue reading »
Like many of you, I’ve been frustrated, angered, and even dismayed as our election has unfolded this year. I’ve been pained by rhetoric that demeans individuals and communities, and worried about our future as a nation when the core values of our democracy are under attack. As the director of a 501(c)(3) with an advocacy …Continue reading »
As we usher in 5777, we begin a new year of community service programming at JCRC. This year, the Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL) reaches the major milestone of 20 years of programming. Launched in response to President Bill Clinton’s call to action called America Reads in 1996, GBJCL places volunteers in high needs …Continue reading »
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 »