Statements

CJP/JCRC Statement on August 14 Vandalism of New England Holocaust Memorial

By JCRC | Aug 15, 2017 | Comments Off on CJP/JCRC Statement on August 14 Vandalism of New England Holocaust Memorial

We are appalled and saddened that the New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday night for the second time in just 6 weeks. The images of Nazis marching in the streets of America over the weekend in Charlottesville and now shattered glass once again at this sacred space in Boston are an affront to our Jewish community and to all those who stand-up against bigotry, hatred … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Statement on August 14 Vandalism of New England Holocaust Memorial »

CJP and JCRC Statement on Violence and Bigotry in Charlottesville

By JCRC | Aug 13, 2017 | Comments Off on CJP and JCRC Statement on Violence and Bigotry in Charlottesville

We are heartbroken and outraged by the events in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. We join with the many of our member organizations who have already condemned both the violence perpetrated, and the message of racism, anti-semitism and other xenophobic views we heard today. We are dismayed by the response of the President. This is, as the American Jewish Committee said today, “a time for moral … Continue reading CJP and JCRC Statement on Violence and Bigotry in Charlottesville »

CJP and JCRC Statement on the Murder of the Salomon Family

By JCRC | Jul 23, 2017 | Comments Off on CJP and JCRC Statement on the Murder of the Salomon Family

We are reeling from news of the murder of three members of the Salomon family in the West Bank community of Halamish. On Friday night, Yosef and Tova Salomon sat down to Shabbat dinner with two of their children and five grandchildren. The family had gathered to celebrate the birth of a new grandson. As the family waited for guests to join the celebration, a … Continue reading CJP and JCRC Statement on the Murder of the Salomon Family »

CJP/JCRC Statement on New England Holocaust Memorial Vandalism

By JCRC | Jun 28, 2017 | Comments Off on CJP/JCRC Statement on New England Holocaust Memorial Vandalism

We are deeply saddened to learn this morning of an act of vandalism that damaged the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston overnight. Early today one of the Memorial’s 132 glass panels was shattered in an act of vandalism. Each panel is etched with thousands of numbers representing the infamous tattoos inflected on the arms of many of the six million Jews murdered by … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Statement on New England Holocaust Memorial Vandalism »

JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution

By JCRC | Apr 21, 2017 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution

In response to press inquiries regarding the proposed resolution on peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians, JCRC Executive Director Jeremy Burton has offered the following statement on behalf of JCRC: “We share the sentiment of the resolution’s sponsors that both Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace and security achieved through a two-state solution. However, this resolution presents a simplistic response to a complex conflict. … Continue reading JCRC Statement regarding proposed MA Democratic Party Resolution »

JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill

By JCRC | Feb 7, 2017 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill

Late Monday evening, Israel’s Knesset adopted legislation to legitimize previously unrecognized Jewish outposts in areas beyond the Green Line. JCRC of Greater Boston joins the AJC and ADL in expressing significant concerns about this action by the Knesset. This controversial decision moves Israel further away from the only feasible path to peace; a two-state solution. JCRC has long supported a negotiated two-state solution, a position … Continue reading JCRC Statement of Concern about Knesset Outpost Bill »

Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees

By JCRC | Jan 30, 2017 | Comments Off on Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees

“We Must Not Close Our Doors” In response to the executive orders this past week on immigration and separately regarding refugees, we, the undersigned Boston Jewish religious, philanthropic, civic and human service organizations come together to say that these actions – which are causing anxiety, pain and anguish throughout immigrant communities and our nation – are unjust.  We stand together on the side of empathy … Continue reading Communal Joint Statement on Immigration and Refugees »

We Stand Together Against Discrimination

By JCRC | Jan 20, 2017 | Comments Off on We Stand Together Against Discrimination

Boston, MA (January 25, 2017) – Today, An Act Prohibiting Discrimination in State Contracts was filed by sponsors Senator Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) and Representative Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) and Steven Howitt (R-Seekonk) in a bipartisan effort to prohibit discrimination in state contracts system of Massachusetts. “This bill harnesses the economic influence of our state to strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws and … Continue reading We Stand Together Against Discrimination »

JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution

By JCRC | Dec 23, 2016 | Comments Off on JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution

JCRC of Greater Boston believes that, based on a review of the available draft, the resolution to be considered by the UN Security Council this afternoon presents a too broad, un-nuanced, and unproductive approach to Israel’s construction and settlement beyond the Green Line. We do not feel that this resolution – as drafted and considered in such a hasty and secretive manner – is a … Continue reading JCRC Urges Withdrawal or Veto of U.N. Security Council Resolution »

Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

By JCRC | Dec 19, 2016 | Comments Off on Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

The announcement of David Friedman as United States Ambassador-designate to Israel has been received with much discussion and diverse reactions within our community. Many within the organized Jewish community find cause to be hopeful that the coming administration presents an opportunity to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Not least of the reasons for this optimism are President-Elect Trump’s repeated declarations of concern for Israel’s security and … Continue reading Boston JCRC Statement Regarding Nomination of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel »