Israel

JCRC dismayed by decision to empower Otzma Yehudit

By JCRC | February 24, 2019

February 23, 2019 – The JCRC of Greater Boston is dismayed by reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu personally played a role in the electoral arrangement by which the Otzma Yehudit “Jewish Power” party is running on a joint list in the April Knesset elections. Otzma Yehudit was founded by close disciples of Meir Kahane and is the descendent of his Kach party, a designated terrorist … Continue reading JCRC dismayed by decision to empower Otzma Yehudit »

On January 17, 2019, at a meeting of the Council of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, the following resolution was adopted by a vote of 62-13 with 8 abstentions:

By JCRC | January 28, 2019

Whereas, in 1944 the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) was formed as a coalition of organizations to act as an organized Jewish community of Boston, the express purpose of this coalition being to confront, in a unified manner, threats to the Jewish community including and specifically anti-Semitism; And, Whereas, JCRC’s mission includes being a “representative voice of the organized Jewish community.  Rooted … Continue reading On January 17, 2019, at a meeting of the Council of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, the following resolution was adopted by a vote of 62-13 with 8 abstentions: »

Complexity and Connection

By JCRC | January 11, 2019

The impact of our Israel trips is not easily observed or measured. Sometimes trees fall in the woods, with no one around to hear them. If one of our study tour alumni tells a story to a congregant or a constituent about something they experienced in Israel, we may never hear about it. That is why we were so heartened to read the news out of Springfield earlier this … Continue reading Complexity and Connection »

JCRC to Lead MA Municipal Leaders on Study Tour of Israel

By JCRC | December 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 7, 2018 Contact: Shira Burns *protected email* (617) 457-8673 JCRC to Lead MA Municipal Leaders on Study Tour of Israel Massachusetts Community Leaders to Explore Economic Ties to Region (BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston continues its long history of leading Massachusetts community leaders on a study tour of Israel, this month providing MA municipal leaders with … Continue reading JCRC to Lead MA Municipal Leaders on Study Tour of Israel »

JCRC Dismayed by Elimination of Funds for Israeli-Palestinian Co-existence

By JCRC | September 17, 2018

JCRC is strongly opposed to the recent Trump Administration decision to eliminate USAID funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. We are particularly disturbed by the Administration’s decision to cut off funding for co-existence programs for Israelis and Palestinians. The suspension of all USAID support will harm the chances for peaceful reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians, and will only serve to punish … Continue reading JCRC Dismayed by Elimination of Funds for Israeli-Palestinian Co-existence »

Statement from the National Network of JCRCs Expressing Disappointment on Passage of Israel’s Nation-State Bill

By JCRC | July 20, 2018

New York, NY – The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its profound disappointment in the Knesset passage into law of the Nation-State. We are concerned that this new law undermines Israel’s vibrant democracy comprised of diverse religious and ethnic groups. JCPA has worked tirelessly to affirm the central value of Jewish unity and the strong bonds that connect us to one another and … Continue reading Statement from the National Network of JCRCs Expressing Disappointment on Passage of Israel’s Nation-State Bill »

JCRC Statement on Events Along Gaza Border

By JCRC | April 2, 2018

We see the events along the Gaza-Israel border this weekend as the continuation of one of the great tragedies of our time. This is a situation where many are at fault, leaving individuals in impossible situations with impossible choices. It is a tragedy for the people of Gaza that, 12 years after the complete withdrawal of Israel from the Gaza Strip, they live under such … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Events Along Gaza Border »

Statement from JCRC of Greater Boston Regarding the Status of Jerusalem

By JCRC | December 7, 2017

President Trump announced today that the United States government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. It has long been JCRC’s view that the failure by the nations of the world, including the United States, to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a historic injustice. Since 1949, when Israel established its capital in those parts of West Jerusalem under its sovereignty, the nations … Continue reading Statement from JCRC of Greater Boston Regarding the Status of Jerusalem »