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.

Reading and Relationships

By Jeremy Burton | May 27, 2016

Kids may be counting down the days until school’s out for summer, but at JCRC, we’re still reveling in the successes of our students, volunteers, and partner schools that participated in our Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL) this year. We’re retelling the story of the first graders who excitedly shared pizza with their …Continue reading »

With Gratitude

By Jeremy Burton | May 20, 2016

I’ve just returned from Cleveland and the national meeting of the network of JCRCs from around the country. Representing our Boston Jewish community in this space, I was mindful of how fortunate and grateful I am to be part of a vibrant community filled with volunteers and professionals alike, working side-by-side to make our Commonwealth …Continue reading »

The “O” Word

By Jeremy Burton | May 13, 2016

Recently I was quoted in several places regarding a public discourse I want to have with some members of our community. Respected members of the JCRC community told me that – even as they appreciated the public effort I was making to engage – they wished I hadn’t used a certain word in making my …Continue reading »

Vulnerability Amidst Rising Anti-Semitism

By Jeremy Burton | May 6, 2016

For some time now we have been experiencing increasing numbers of acts of anti-Semitism in the United States. It has shocked us, especially in recent months as reports of new incidents seem to be a near daily occurrence. We’ve been disturbed here in Boston by multiple acts of anti-Semitic graffiti, including swastikas – at schools …Continue reading »

Telling and Retelling Our Story

By JCRC | Apr 28, 2016

Last weekend, we participated in Passover seders in what is the most widely observed Jewish experience of the year. Our seders were infinitely varied, from the 30 minute versions, to ones that lasted until dawn; from the child-friendly kind, to those focused on esoteric intellectual debate. What bound them all together was the nature of …Continue reading »

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