Anti-Semitism

Joint Statement of AJC Boston and JCRC Concerning Newton Public Schools – April 11, 2016

By JCRC | April 11, 2016

  In recent months there has been increasing concern regarding anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia and other matters that affect safety, civility and respectful relations in the Newton public schools.  In an effort to allow community members to share their concerns and generate constructive discussion, Newton Mayor Setti Warren hosted a community forum on April 7th, which was attended by students, parents and interested community members – … Continue reading Joint Statement of AJC Boston and JCRC Concerning Newton Public Schools – April 11, 2016 »

JCRC Condemns Anti-Semitic Remarks at High School Sporting Event

By JCRC | March 13, 2016

Taunting cheers at a high school basketball game took a very dark and troubling turn on Friday night when students from Catholic Memorial High School chanted “You killed Jesus!” at their game against Newton North High School on Friday night. We join with our colleagues at AJC and ADL in both rejecting hatred and expressing our disdain of such anti-Semitic sentiments and also in our … Continue reading JCRC Condemns Anti-Semitic Remarks at High School Sporting Event »

JCRC of Greater Boston Announces Winners of 9th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest

By JCRC | April 13, 2015

(BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston has announced the winners of the 9th annual Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest. The theme for this year’s contest was Liberation: From Darkness to Light. Students from Greater Boston in grades 6 -12 were invited to write a 400–800 word essay reflecting on the following quote from Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace laureate and holocaust … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston Announces Winners of 9th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest »

JCRC of Greater Boston to Present Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah

By JCRC | March 19, 2015

David Eisenhower, Historian and Grandson of President Dwight Eisenhower, Will Deliver Keynote (BOSTON) – To honor local survivors of the Holocaust and to pay tribute to those who perished, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) and its partners will present LIBERATION: FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, a community commemoration of Yom HaShoah, on Sunday, April 12th, 10:30 A.M. at Faneuil Hall in Boston. … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston to Present Community Holocaust Commemoration of Yom HaShoah »

JCRC Congratulates Israel Arbeiter

By JCRC | January 20, 2015

Local Holocaust survivor and activist to join Presidential Delegation to Poland to commemorate liberation of Auschwitz. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston wishes to congratulate Israel “Izzy” Arbeiter for being chosen by President Obama to be part of a Presidential Delegation to Oświęcim, Poland to attend the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 2015. For over 60 years, Izzy … Continue reading JCRC Congratulates Israel Arbeiter »

JCRC of Greater Boston Announces 9th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest

By JCRC | January 6, 2015

Open to Grades 6-12; Honors Holocaust Survivor and Activist Israel Arbeiter (BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston has announced that entries are being accepted for the 9th annual Israel Arbeiter Holocaust Essay Contest. Deadline for entries is February 23, 2015. The theme for this year’s contest is Liberation: From Darkness to Light. Students in grades 6 -12 in Greater Boston … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston Announces 9th Annual Holocaust Essay Contest »