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LETTER FROM JCRC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND JCRC PRESIDENT

Jeremy Burton, Executive Director
Stacey Bloom, President

In 1944, shaken by the devastation of European Jewry and antisemitic violence in Boston, 16 Jewish organizations came together to create JCRC. We knew then that surmounting the challenges would take a unified body, connections with people in power, and investment in relationships across racial and ethnic lines. We also knew that the strongest defense against antisemitism includes fighting for civil rights, against hatreds and bigotries of all forms, and for a democratic and pluralistic American society.

75 years later, we are challenged anew with rising antisemitism and threats to the future of our liberal democracy.

We at JCRC have risen to face this challenge, not only by preparing for crises and ensuring that Jewish institutions have the means to stay secure, but also by engaging our community in myriad opportunities to act on our Jewish values by pursuing justice for our neighbors as well as for ourselves.

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