Statement on US Representative Katherine Clark’s Election to Minority Whip

By JCRC | Nov 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Statement on US Representative Katherine Clark’s Election to Minority Whip

“The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston congratulates our long-time friend, US Representative Katherine Clark on being elected Democratic Minority Whip. Since her time as a member of the Massachusetts legislature, Congresswoman Clark has been a strong partner and ally of the Jewish community in word and in action. She has always stood up against discrimination and hate in all forms and matched her … Continue reading Statement on US Representative Katherine Clark’s Election to Minority Whip »

JCRC Statement on Economic Development Bill

By JCRC | Nov 11, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Economic Development Bill

Governor Baker signed the $3.7 billion dollar economic development bill, which makes significant investments in the Commonwealth’s social infrastructure. The signing of this bill continues to build on the Governor and the Legislature’s commitment to investing in communal security and support for our most vulnerable residents. We thank Governor Baker, Senate President Spilka, Speaker Mariano, Chairs Michlewitz and Rodrigues for their ongoing partnership and responsiveness … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Economic Development Bill »

Statement Following the Elections in Israel

By JCRC | Nov 3, 2022 | Comments Off on Statement Following the Elections in Israel

The voters of Israel have spoken in a free and fair election, and it appears that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will, in the coming days, be provided the opportunity to form the next government of the State of Israel. The organized Jewish community of Greater Boston holds a deep respect for and commitment to the democratic process, both in our country and in Israel. We … Continue reading Statement Following the Elections in Israel »

FY23 Budget Wins

By JCRC | Jul 21, 2022 | Comments Off on FY23 Budget Wins

Our Commonwealth’s funding priorities are a reflection of our shared values. Together, we successfully advocated for these critical priorities to ensure all Massachusetts residents can live with more social, economic, and personal security: $1.5 million dollars for the Genocide Education Trust Fund to help implement the law $3 million dollars for Non Profit Security Grants $1.75 million dollars for agencies providing employment support services for … Continue reading FY23 Budget Wins »

Abortion Access

By JCRC | Jun 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Abortion Access

As the voice of Greater Boston’s organized Jewish community, JCRC has convened a working group to articulate our communal values and offer a roadmap for living them out. Developed in conversation with partners and longstanding leaders, our work is guided by this charter and principles.  We will continue to work to defend access to abortion care through communal events and convenings, advocacy, and direct support.   … Continue reading Abortion Access »

JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

By JCRC | Jun 24, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) today joins with the majority of Americans and the vast majority of American Jews – who support the preservation of the constitutional right to personal control of one’s own reproductive decisions – in expressing our anger and dismay regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. There can be no equivocating: The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson threatens the … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade »

Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project

By JCRC | Jun 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project

Under the guise of an interactive map, the innocuously named “Mapping Project” is promoting a list of Jewish communal organizations in Massachusetts that it contends are “responsible for colonization of Palestine or other harms such as policing, US Imperialism and displacement”. Virtually every Jewish organization in the Commonwealth, along with its leadership, is listed in this map along with the relationships of each to civic, … Continue reading Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project »

JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

By JCRC | May 25, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

For the second time in two weeks, just ten days after a racist mass shooting in Buffalo that killed 10 people, our nation must endure another mass shooting. This incident is now the deadliest school shooting in Texas history and the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. elementary school since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The news out of Texas yesterday is heartbreaking and … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas »

JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles

By JCRC | Apr 29, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston is deeply committed to ensuring people can live self-determined lives with safety, meaning and connection, free from barriers and stigma. In partnership with council members and community allies, we are committed to identifying and advancing policy interventions that address urgent needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stresses, isolation, financial insecurity, and increasing experience of … Continue reading JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles »

JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel

By JCRC | Apr 8, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel

Today, sadly, we witnessed yet another terror attack in Israel – the fourth in a series of escalating attacks over the past two weeks targeting the civilian population of Israel. We share the immense pain of the families and are heartbroken by the tragic loss of life.  We stand with Israel in the face of this ongoing wave of terror, pray for the speedy recovery … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel »