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MA Jewish Leaders Stand with our Armenian Neighbors; Call for US Humanitarian Intervention

By JCRC | Oct 14, 2020 | Comments Off on MA Jewish Leaders Stand with our Armenian Neighbors; Call for US Humanitarian Intervention

For Immediate Release Contact: Shira Burns 10.14.20 (Boston, MA) Over 30 Jewish communal leaders in Massachusetts have signed a letter expressing support for the Armenian community during the current crisis in Armenia, based on our shared humanitarian values. The full list of signatories, including Jewish public officials, executive directors, CEOs and Board Chairs of Jewish organizations, and rabbis, can be viewed here. The Jewish community stands … Continue reading MA Jewish Leaders Stand with our Armenian Neighbors; Call for US Humanitarian Intervention »

JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Adopting New Law Regarding Election Safety

By JCRC | Jul 8, 2020 | Comments Off on JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Adopting New Law Regarding Election Safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Shira Burns July 8, 2020 (Boston, MA) – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston applauds Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Karen Spilka, Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo, Elections Committee Chairs Senator Barry Finegold and John Lawn, and the Massachusetts legislature for standing together and adopting a sweeping new Elections law, ensuring safe and accessible elections for voters in 2020 … Continue reading JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Adopting New Law Regarding Election Safety »

JCRC to Name Scott Gilefsky as First Vice President of Board of Directors

By JCRC | Feb 21, 2020 | Comments Off on JCRC to Name Scott Gilefsky as First Vice President of Board of Directors

JCRC is pleased to announce that longtime JCRC leader Scott Gilefsky has accepted our Governance Committee’s nomination as the First Vice President of JCRC. We look forward to presenting his nomination to the Council for election this spring. “I am energized and humbled to serve as First Vice President at JCRC next year,” Scott commented. “I am excited to work with Jeremy, the Board, the Council, … Continue reading JCRC to Name Scott Gilefsky as First Vice President of Board of Directors »

JCRC to Lead MA Legislators on Study Tour of Israel

By JCRC | Dec 5, 2019 | Comments Off on JCRC to Lead MA Legislators on Study Tour of Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 … Continue reading JCRC to Lead MA Legislators on Study Tour of Israel »

JCRC Applauds Governor for proposing $1 million in additional funds for Non Profit Security Grant Program in Supplemental Budget

By JCRC | Sep 9, 2019 | Comments Off on JCRC Applauds Governor for proposing $1 million in additional funds for Non Profit Security Grant Program in Supplemental Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 9, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns (617) 457-8673 (Boston, MA) – The Jewish Community Relations Council applauds Governor Charlie Baker for proposing $1,000,000 in additional funds for state Non-Profit Security Grant program in his latest supplemental budget filing. This proposal, along with the $500,000 included in the recently signed state budget, would fund close to 30 grants for vital security enhancements … Continue reading JCRC Applauds Governor for proposing $1 million in additional funds for Non Profit Security Grant Program in Supplemental Budget »

Governor Baker Signs MA State Budget- Over $8 Million to Support Jewish Social Service Network

By JCRC | Aug 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Governor Baker Signs MA State Budget- Over $8 Million to Support Jewish Social Service Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 2, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns (617) 457-8673 (BOSTON) – This week, Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Fiscal Year 2020 budget, fueling $5 million of new funds to support programs and priorities of the Jewish social service network, benefiting the entire Commonwealth. This year, JCRC led on seven budget priorities, all of which included increases and direct appropriations to the … Continue reading Governor Baker Signs MA State Budget- Over $8 Million to Support Jewish Social Service Network »

Over $8 Million Appropriated from MA State Budget to Support Jewish Social Service Network; Awaits Final Approval from the Governor

By JCRC | Jul 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Over $8 Million Appropriated from MA State Budget to Support Jewish Social Service Network; Awaits Final Approval from the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns (617) 457-8673 (BOSTON) – Earlier today, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted its 2020 budget nearly three weeks into the fiscal year, fueling $5 million of new funds to support programs and priorities of the Jewish social service network, benefiting the entire Commonwealth. The conference committee led by Senate Ways and Means Chair Michael Rodrigues and House … Continue reading Over $8 Million Appropriated from MA State Budget to Support Jewish Social Service Network; Awaits Final Approval from the Governor »

JCRC Leads MA Labor Leaders on Study Tour of Israel

By JCRC | Jul 8, 2019 | Comments Off on JCRC Leads MA Labor Leaders on Study Tour of Israel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 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 labor leaders with an in-depth look into the economic, political, and security challenges and successes facing Israeli society. … Continue reading JCRC Leads MA Labor Leaders on Study Tour of Israel »

JCRC Applauds MA Senate for Unanimous Support of Non Profit Security Grant Funding

By JCRC | May 24, 2019 | Comments Off on JCRC Applauds MA Senate for Unanimous Support of Non Profit Security Grant Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns (617) 457-8673 JCRC Applauds MA Senate for Unanimous Support of Non Profit Security Grant Funding (Boston, MA) –  The Jewish Community Relations Council applauds the Massachusetts State Senate, including lead sponsor Senator Eric Lesser (Longmeadow), Senate Majority Leader Cynthia Creem (Newton), Senate President Emerita Harriette Chandler (Worcester), and the Senate President Karen Spilka (Ashland) for unanimously supporting … Continue reading JCRC Applauds MA Senate for Unanimous Support of Non Profit Security Grant Funding »

Who Will Tell Our Story? Holocaust Commemoration to Focus on Transmission of Memory in the Face of Rising Antisemitism

By JCRC | Apr 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Who Will Tell Our Story? Holocaust Commemoration to Focus on Transmission of Memory in the Face of Rising Antisemitism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2019 Contact: Shira Burns (617) 457-8673 Who Will Tell Our Story? Holocaust Commemoration to Focus on Transmission of Memory in the Face of Rising Antisemitism (Boston, MA) – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) and its partners will present Who Will Tell Our Story?, a community commemoration of Yom HaShoah, on Sunday, May 5th, at 2:00pm, at Faneuil Hall … Continue reading Who Will Tell Our Story? Holocaust Commemoration to Focus on Transmission of Memory in the Face of Rising Antisemitism »