Statements

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

By JCRC | Apr 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

  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 »

Statement on Troubling Boston Billboard

By JCRC | Apr 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The JCRC of Greater Boston is appalled by the billboard recently posted in Boston’s North End that denies the existence of the Armenian Genocide. This is a disturbing affront to the Armenian community and to all decent people in Boston. As one neighborhood resident rightly says in today’s Boston’s Globe, this billboard, placed across from the Armenian Heritage Park, is “like putting a Holocaust denial … Continue reading Statement on Troubling Boston Billboard »

JCRC Condemns Anti-Semitic Remarks at High School Sporting Event

By JCRC | Mar 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 »

CJP, JCRC Condemn Palestinian Terror against Israelis

By JCRC | Mar 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

CJP, JCRC and Boston’s Jewish community were horrified to learn of a series of attacks against Israelis yesterday. In a single day of violence, 15 people were attacked by Palestinian terrorists. This brings the number of casualties to well over 200 Israelis as well as Americans, Russians and others since September; 34 have died. Yesterday’s attacks were in three locations throughout Israel – in Jerusalem, … Continue reading CJP, JCRC Condemn Palestinian Terror against Israelis »

JCRC Statement Supporting Legislative Action Rejecting Economic Warfare Against Israel

By JCRC | Feb 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council supports the Israelis and the Palestinians in their pursuit of a better future. We share the belief that the only way to achieve a lasting peace includes a two-state resolution, where two peoples can live together side by side, each with a state of their own in a shared homeland. In recent years we have seen a growing campaign to … Continue reading JCRC Statement Supporting Legislative Action Rejecting Economic Warfare Against Israel »

Boston JCRC Condemns Incendiary Language Against Muslims

By JCRC | Dec 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The hateful political rhetoric of recent days, condemning Muslims and even calling for them to be barred from entering the United States, violates our most cherished values as Americans and as Jews. It bears reiterating again that the American promise of safe harbor for religious refugees and religious freedom is a principle as old as our republic. Incendiary language intended to foment fear and hatred … Continue reading Boston JCRC Condemns Incendiary Language Against Muslims »

AJC, ADL, CJP and JCRC Call on MBTA to Desist in Display of Hostile Advertisement

By JCRC | Nov 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

ADL, AJC, CJP and JCRC jointly call upon the MBTA to immediately comply with their Advertising Standards and desist from displaying a hostile advertisement which is demeaning and disparaging to Israel, Israelis and Jews currently in display at some stations. The ad combines the image of a child with language, including the words “violence” “Israel’s Military” and “Kill”, to unequivocally elicit anger from viewers. At … Continue reading AJC, ADL, CJP and JCRC Call on MBTA to Desist in Display of Hostile Advertisement »

CJP/JCRC Statement on the Murder of Ezra Schwartz

By JCRC | Nov 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

                       It is with great personal sadness that we join with the entire Greater Boston community to mourn the loss of Ezra Schwartz, who was viciously murdered today by Palestinian terrorists. Ezra Schwartz was an 18 year old from Sharon who graduated from Maimonides this past spring and was spending a gap year studying at … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Statement on the Murder of Ezra Schwartz »

JCRC Statement on the MBTA’s Plans to Ban Political Ads

By JCRC | Nov 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston applauds the MBTA for reiterating its intent today to ban all political advertising at its stations and property after our expressed concerns with the tenor and distortions in the current ads about the Israel-Palestinian conflict.  JCRC has urged the MBTA to create a forward looking policy to ensure that the validity of political opinion is not subject … Continue reading JCRC Statement on the MBTA’s Plans to Ban Political Ads »

Statement from JCRC and JVS: A Call for Action Motivated by Freedom and Tolerance

By JCRC | Nov 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

      JCRC and JVS join together to urge a long-term solution for the thousands of refugees fleeing persecution in Syria. In the wake of the Paris and Beirut attacks, some are calling for an end to asylum for Syrian refugees or advocating the perverse notion of a religious test before allowing entry. The collective demonization and fear of the “other” is a notion … Continue reading Statement from JCRC and JVS: A Call for Action Motivated by Freedom and Tolerance »