Statements

CJP/JCRC Statement on Paris Terror Attacks

By JCRC | Nov 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are horrified, saddened and enraged at the terrorist attacks that killed and critically injured scores of innocent people in Paris. These attacks, carried out by Islamic extremists, struck at the very core of one of the world’s great cities, with targets including young adults enjoying a concert, families attending a soccer match and couples dining at a café. They were an assault on every … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Statement on Paris Terror Attacks »

JCRC Urges Passage of Transgender Legislation

By JCRC | Nov 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, along with a broad coalition of advocacy organizations, business leaders, and the entire Massachusetts Congressional delegation urges the Massachusetts House and Senate to extend non-discrimination protections in public places to individuals of all gender identities before the Legislature leaves for winter recess on November 19th. “Massachusetts has a proud history of leading the nation when it comes … Continue reading JCRC Urges Passage of Transgender Legislation »

JCRC Condemns Hate Crime at Islamic Center

By JCRC | Nov 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The following is a letter to Munir Gandevia, President of the Islamic Center of Burlington (MA).   Dear President Gandevia, We were appalled by the grotesque acts of hatred defacing the Islamic Center earlier this week. An attack on one house of worship is an attack on all people of faith who cherish American values of freedom of religion and equality for all. As Jews, we … Continue reading JCRC Condemns Hate Crime at Islamic Center »

JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Unanimous Support of US-Israel Ties, Rejecting Delegitimization

By JCRC | Oct 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

JCRC applauds the unanimous passage of a resolution supporting the Massachusetts/Israel relationship and rejecting efforts to isolate and target Israel. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Michael Moore and Representative Jeff Roy, passed unanimously underscoring the depth of the connection between the Commonwealth and Israel. “We applaud the Massachusetts legislature for unanimously passing this resolution and furthering efforts to strengthen the ties between Massachusetts and Israel, through … Continue reading JCRC Applauds MA Legislature for Unanimous Support of US-Israel Ties, Rejecting Delegitimization »

JCRC Statement on Recent Terror Attacks in Israel

By JCRC | Oct 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are deeply troubled and outraged by the wave of violence perpetrated on innocent Israeli citizens by Palestinian terrorists in recent weeks. Just today, four terror attacks took place in the course of two hours, resulting in the deaths of three Israelis and one Palestinian attacker, and injuring 23 Israelis and 4 Palestinians. “My heart cries for the victims and I stand with Israelis in … Continue reading JCRC Statement on Recent Terror Attacks in Israel »

CJP/JCRC Joint Statement on Terror and Extremism in Israel and the West Bank

By JCRC | Jul 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  CJP and JCRC  condemn the horrific extremist and terrorist attacks in Israel and the West Bank.  A terrorist arson attack against Palestinians in the village of Duma left an infant, 18-month old Ali Saad Dawabsha, dead and his four-year-old sibling and parents badly injured. In a separate incident, six Israelis at Jerusalem’s gay pride festivities were stabbed and injured by a man police say was an … Continue reading CJP/JCRC Joint Statement on Terror and Extremism in Israel and the West Bank »

JCRC Message to the Community Regarding the Congressional Review of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By JCRC | Jul 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

It is with great humility that we grapple with the complex issues in the Iranian nuclear agreement. Over the past week since the deal was announced much has been written and said by those who have had an opportunity to review the details of this agreement. As Congress begins their sixty-day review period, it is important to communicate how we at JCRC see these issues. … Continue reading JCRC Message to the Community Regarding the Congressional Review of the Iran Nuclear Deal »

JCRC Statement on the Announcement of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By JCRC | Jul 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston hopes that the agreement announced today in Vienna will resolve the issue of the Iranian nuclear threat, but we are concerned that this deal may be insufficient. We look forward to learning the specifics of the accord in the coming weeks as we seek to understand its implications and its efficacy. The organized Jewish community of Boston … Continue reading JCRC Statement on the Announcement of the Iran Nuclear Deal »

Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

By JCRC | Jun 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston (JCRC) applauds today’s landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples to marry across the United States and that requires each state to recognize a  same-sex marriage when the marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-state. “Today’s decision is the culmination of an extraordinary civil rights struggle and finally affirms that marriage is a … Continue reading Statement in Response to Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage »

CJP and JCRC Support Charleston

By JCRC | Jun 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

All of us at CJP and JCRC were deeply saddened and horrified by the recent terror attack on innocent parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. On Wednesday, June 17, nine innocent people were shot and killed during a Bible study meeting. Dylann Roof, who allegedly told his victims that his crime was racially motivated, now stands charged with nine counts … Continue reading CJP and JCRC Support Charleston »