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.
Earlier this week we marked the first yahrzeit (anniversary of the death) of Shira Banki, a 16 year old who was murdered by a Jewish extremist at last summer’s Jerusalem Pride March. The past few weeks have been very difficult for all of us. Barely a day goes by without another terrorist attack somewhere around …Continue reading »
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston is shocked and saddened by events yesterday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and earlier this month in Dallas, Texas. We mourn for the brave law enforcement officers who have been targeted and murdered in recent days. It is impossible to sufficiently convey our gratitude to all those …Continue reading »
With the heightening of our national consciousness and conversation about racial disparities in the criminal justice system, many of us in the Jewish community feel moved to take action. Yet there is an acknowledged reluctance on the part of many of our communal institutions to express solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM). I’ve …Continue reading »
JCRC would like to thank Representative McMurtry and Senator Creem for sponsoring anti-BDS amendments to the House and Senate versions of the Economic Development Bill (H. 4413 and S. 2432) this session. Although both amendments were ultimately withdrawn in recent days, we thank them for their strong support for our community and for Israel. In …Continue reading »
We look forward to joining leaders of the Commonwealth this morning as they gather on the State House steps, including Attorney General Maura Healey, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and state legislators, to celebrate Governor Baker’s signing of the so-called #TransBillMA on Friday. “On this historic day, …Continue reading »