Press Releases

JCRC and MAJF Call for Russian Divestment from State Pension Funds

By JCRC | Mar 9, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC and MAJF Call for Russian Divestment from State Pension Funds

For Immediate Release March 8, 2022      Contact: Shira Burns JCRC and MAJF Call for Russian Divestment from State Pension Funds (Boston, MA) The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Mass. Association of Jewish Federations sent a letter today calling on the MA House and Senate to take up and pass proposed legislation requiring the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Management Fund (PRIM) to identify … Continue reading JCRC and MAJF Call for Russian Divestment from State Pension Funds »

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Names FayeRuth Fisher as Director of Government Affairs; David Cohen as Director of Community Affairs

By JCRC | Feb 10, 2022 | Comments Off on Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Names FayeRuth Fisher as Director of Government Affairs; David Cohen as Director of Community Affairs

For Immediate Release February 10, 2022                                                                               Contact: Shira Burns Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Names FayeRuth Fisher as Director of Government Affairs; David Cohen … Continue reading Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Names FayeRuth Fisher as Director of Government Affairs; David Cohen as Director of Community Affairs »

By JCRC | Jan 31, 2022 | Comments Off on

For Immediate Release Contact: Shira Burns 1.31.22 Jewish Community Asks Governor to Double Security Funding in Wake of Texas Synagogue Hostage Taking (Boston, MA): As the Jewish community grapples with the emotional aftermath of the recent Texas synagogue hostage-taking situation, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) this week sent a letter to Governor Baker asking that Massachusetts double state funding for the state’s Nonprofit Security Grant … Continue reading »

ADL and JCRC Welcome Passage of Genocide Education Legislation

By JCRC | Nov 17, 2021 | Comments Off on ADL and JCRC Welcome Passage of Genocide Education Legislation

ADL and JCRC Welcome Passage of Genocide Education Legislation Contacts: Shellie Burgman (617)-406-6338 Shira Burns (617)-457-8673 November 16, 2021 (Boston, MA):  ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) welcome the passage by the House of Representatives today of S.2557, An Act concerning genocide education. When signed into law, Massachusetts will become the 20th state to have … Continue reading ADL and JCRC Welcome Passage of Genocide Education Legislation »

JCRC to Present Executive Director Jeremy Burton with Warren B. Kohn Award

By JCRC | Jan 12, 2021 | Comments Off on JCRC to Present Executive Director Jeremy Burton with Warren B. Kohn Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Shira Burns 1.12.20 JCRC to Present Executive Director Jeremy Burton with Warren B. Kohn Award  (Boston, MA) The Jewish Community Relations Council is pleased to announce that the JCRC Board of Directors has unanimously voted to present Jeremy Burton with the Warren B. Kohn Award on his ten-year anniversary as Executive Director. The Kohn award is presented by JCRC to an outstanding … Continue reading JCRC to Present Executive Director Jeremy Burton with Warren B. Kohn Award »

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 »