Statements

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 »

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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 »

Incident in Brighton, and Community Gathering tomorrow

By JCRC | Jul 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Incident in Brighton, and Community Gathering tomorrow

Dear Friends, We are writing with upsetting news. As many of you are aware, Chabad Rabbi Shlomo Noginski was attacked and stabbed on the street outside the Shaloh House in Brighton this afternoon. Rabbi Noginski has been taken to the hospital and is undergoing treatment. Police have arrested the suspected attacker. The motive remains unclear, and an investigation is ongoing. We are working closely with … Continue reading Incident in Brighton, and Community Gathering tomorrow »

Statement from JCRC regarding MA State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

By JCRC | Jun 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Statement from JCRC regarding MA State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

It is utterly shocking that a member of the Massachusetts Senate would elevate Hamas as a legitimate actor in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. There can be absolutely no moral equivalence between the State of Israel – an American ally, whatever criticisms one may hold about that nation’s government – and Hamas, a designated foreign terror organization, by both the United States and European Union, that is … Continue reading Statement from JCRC regarding MA State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s Statement on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict »

Anti-Israel BDS defeated in Cambridge

By JCRC | May 26, 2021 | Comments Off on Anti-Israel BDS defeated in Cambridge

Dear friends, Last night, the Cambridge City Council overwhelmingly rejected an order that would have singled out Israel by boycotting city purchases of products made by Hewlett Packard, which also sells technology to Israel. The decision came after more than seven hours of testimony on Monday night. Our community was mobilized and energized to push back against a one-sided narrative presented a week earlier, when … Continue reading Anti-Israel BDS defeated in Cambridge »