A Jewish Community Council is formed to act in the name of a united Jewish  community "on behalf of the dignity, security, and integrity of Jewish life."

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• Major Milestones
• Government Affairs Milestones

JCRC and other Jewish organizations lobby the United States Congress to prevent restrictive
McCarran-Walter immigration law.

JCRC testifies in D.C. support of the Ives Humphrey Fair Employment Bill to prohibit discrimination in employment.

JCRC coordinates community-wide observance of the Holocaust in recognition of the thirtieth anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,
and annual community observances thereafter.

The Council launches major social justice initiative and outreach to young adults at
the “Return to Passion: A Social Action Agenda for the 90’s" Conference. 

Dedication of the Boston Holocaust Memorial
JCRC organizes thousands for candlelit vigil for Yizhak Rabin, z"l, in Copley Square.

JCRC's Inaugural Legislative Reception

JCRC fights to protect marriage equality, after Council votes overwhelmingly to endorse position.

JCRC helps effect passage of the landmark
Transgender Public Accommodations Bill,
Pay Equity legislation and a city ballot
measure that will generate millions of dollars every year for affordable housing. 

JCRC organizes the Jewish community to support the passage of a sweeping Criminal Justice Reform bill.

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With the founding of Israel, JCRC's "Join Israel Committee" works to mobilize community support for the emerging Jewish state.

JCRC lauded by the Massachusetts Citizens' Crime Commission for its organization in the field and its anti-gang work.

JCRC works with the Archdiocese of Boston to form the Catholic-Jewish Committee in order to deepen the understanding between Catholics and Jews.

JCRC holds an interfaith ceremony to mark the signing of the Camp David Peace Accord between Israel and Egypt.


JCRC helps organize thousands from Boston’s Jewish and non-Jewish community to participate in historic “Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews” , the largest ever Jewish mobilization in Washington, DC.

Foundation of Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL)

JCRC remains proudly committed to defending Jewish interests and values by naming and combating anti-Semitism wherever it occurs; by advocating for Israel; and by ensuring adequate resources for the agencies providing vital services to our community, all while continuing to expand our mission, innovate, and pursue an expansive and ambitious agenda.