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.
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 »
I’ve just returned from leading a study tour in Israel for Boston civic leaders. Fifteen of us spent nine days in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Our expectations were challenged. We sought a deeper understanding of the reality beyond the headlines of this place. What we heard and saw frustrated us, but we also found …Continue reading »
I am a feminist, raised in a family and brought up in a community where paternalistic impulses of “gender roles and expectations” have long been cast aside. My mother is an entrepreneur, starting and building her own window shade business out of her home and running it successfully for coming on 32 years. I was …Continue reading »
As members of the Board of JCRC, we have the utmost respect for Jeremy Burton and hold him in the highest esteem, but even he deserves a break from his weekly message! So, while you may have opened this email looking for biblical parallels in current events or an analysis of how your favorite superhero’s …Continue reading »
On August 1, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement released a platform, created collectively by organizations representing a range of BLM groups around the country. We are deeply dismayed by elements of this platform, specifically the co-opting and manipulation of a movement addressing concerns about racial disparities in criminal justice in the United States in …Continue reading »