Statements

Abortion Access

By JCRC | Jun 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Abortion Access

Important Legislative Update: On Friday, July 29th Governor Baker signed into law historic omnibus protections for abortion access and gender affirming care. We applaud the Governor, the Senate, and the House for taking swift action affirming abortion as healthcare and continuing to ensure Massachusetts leads the country in healthcare for all, especially low-income individuals. We are proud to have added to the advocacy efforts of … Continue reading Abortion Access »

JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

By JCRC | Jun 24, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) today joins with the majority of Americans and the vast majority of American Jews – who support the preservation of the constitutional right to personal control of one’s own reproductive decisions – in expressing our anger and dismay regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. There can be no equivocating: The decision in Dobbs v. Jackson threatens the … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston Condemns Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade »

Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project

By JCRC | Jun 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project

Under the guise of an interactive map, the innocuously named “Mapping Project” is promoting a list of Jewish communal organizations in Massachusetts that it contends are “responsible for colonization of Palestine or other harms such as policing, US Imperialism and displacement”. Virtually every Jewish organization in the Commonwealth, along with its leadership, is listed in this map along with the relationships of each to civic, … Continue reading Community Response to BDS Supported Mapping Project »

JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

By JCRC | May 25, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas

For the second time in two weeks, just ten days after a racist mass shooting in Buffalo that killed 10 people, our nation must endure another mass shooting. This incident is now the deadliest school shooting in Texas history and the deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. elementary school since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. The news out of Texas yesterday is heartbreaking and … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas »

JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles

By JCRC | Apr 29, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston is deeply committed to ensuring people can live self-determined lives with safety, meaning and connection, free from barriers and stigma. In partnership with council members and community allies, we are committed to identifying and advancing policy interventions that address urgent needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stresses, isolation, financial insecurity, and increasing experience of … Continue reading JCRC’s Adopted Mental Health Advocacy Principles »

JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel

By JCRC | Apr 8, 2022 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel

Today, sadly, we witnessed yet another terror attack in Israel – the fourth in a series of escalating attacks over the past two weeks targeting the civilian population of Israel. We share the immense pain of the families and are heartbroken by the tragic loss of life.  We stand with Israel in the face of this ongoing wave of terror, pray for the speedy recovery … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Terror Attacks in Israel »

Texas synagogue incident and community briefing this Tuesday

By JCRC | Jan 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Texas synagogue incident and community briefing this Tuesday

Dear Friends, Yesterday Jews around the world watched in horror the unfolding situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas where Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and three other congregants were held hostage while taking part in Shabbat services. Thankfully, due to the diligent work of law enforcement, the hostages were able to return to their homes safely last night. We join the leaders and institutions of … Continue reading Texas synagogue incident and community briefing this Tuesday »

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 »

Statement from JCRCs on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System

By JCRC | Oct 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Statement from JCRCs on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Statement from Jewish Community Relations Councils on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System September 23, 2021 As Jewish Community Relations Councils deeply committed to a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we thank the 420 Members of Congress who voted to fully fund the replenishment of Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. This overwhelming bipartisan vote demonstrates the commitment of the United States … Continue reading Statement from JCRCs on Congressional Funding of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System »

Joint ADL/JCRC Statement regarding Genocide Education Bill

By JCRC | Oct 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Joint ADL/JCRC Statement regarding Genocide Education Bill

ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) are pleased to support S2557, An Act concerning genocide education, as reported by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means this afternoon. We are grateful to Chair Rodrigues and his team for their leadership on this strong bill that achieves key objectives in providing schools across the Commonwealth with access to … Continue reading Joint ADL/JCRC Statement regarding Genocide Education Bill »