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  • JCRC to Lead MA Legislators on Study Tour of Israel

    December 4, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns

    (617) 457-8673

    (BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston continues its long history of conducting annual study tours of Israel with Massachusetts community leaders through this month’s study tour, which will provide Massachusetts legislators with an in-depth look into the economic, political, and security challenges and successes facing Israeli society.

    From December 5-15, Massachusetts legislators will travel throughout Israel and the Palestinian-controlled areas, learning from government officials and religious, academic, media, labor, and business leaders.

    “This trip will allow Massachusetts leaders to deepen their understanding of Israel’s politics and culture, and examine some of the economic ties that bring Israel and Massachusetts together,” said Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of JCRC of Greater Boston. “The best way to deepen the MA/Israel connection is through a mutual understanding of our common interests—participants will gain firsthand knowledge about how they can strengthen relationships with their Israeli counterparts.”

    The Massachusetts labor leaders will:

    • Meet with government officials and other influential leaders from all sectors of Israeli and Palestinian society, developing city-to-city connections and sharing best practices in addressing current labor issues,
    • Visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and border regions,
    • Discover the growing economic and cultural ties between Israel and Massachusetts,
    • Gain new perspectives on modern day Israel, and
    • Develop a nuanced understanding of the complex political and security challenges facing Israel.

    The trip is paid for by a grant from the nonprofit Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. Participants pay a registration fee for the trip from their own funds.

    The following are the participants in JCRC’s December 2019 Study Tour of Israel:

    Senator William Brownsberger
    Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem
    Senator Julian Cyr
    Senator Adam Hinds
    Senator Eric Lesser
    Senator Jason Lewis About the Jewish Community Relations Council
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