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.

Resisting Silence

By Jeremy Burton | Sep 23, 2016

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 »

Thank You for Five Years

By Jeremy Burton | Sep 16, 2016

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 »

The Path to Peace

By Jeremy Burton | Sep 9, 2016

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 »

The Road Trip to Recovery | A Message from our TELEM Director

By JCRC | Sep 2, 2016

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 »

The Challenge of Abundance | A Message from Our Associate Director

By JCRC | Aug 25, 2016

I was privileged to grow up in a joyfully Jewish home. My father, of blessed memory, was a prominent rabbi and my mother, of blessed memory, was an old fashioned rebbitzen (rabbi’s wife) who embraced her role with extraordinary grace and style. She used her fine aesthetic sense not only in her legendary displays of …Continue reading »

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