Statements

Jeremy Burton Statement on Boston Herald Article

By JCRC | Feb 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In an article published in today’s (2/18/15) Boston Herald (Elizabeth Warren can raise stature if she stiffs Bibi), a statement was attributed to me that I did not make regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s address to Congress. The Herald has since updated the online version of the article to no longer suggest that I said that “[Warren] skipping the event won’t cost her.”It is deeply unfortunate … Continue reading Jeremy Burton Statement on Boston Herald Article »

JCRC Condemns Fatal Attacks in Denmark

By JCRC | Feb 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are horrified and heartbroken by yet another act of terrorism in Europe, this time in Copenhagen. This heinous act left two people dead – one at a cafe where a seminar on freedom of expression was taking place and one outside a synagogue where a bat mitzvah was being celebrated – and wounded at least five police officers. We express our condolences to the … Continue reading JCRC Condemns Fatal Attacks in Denmark »

JCRC Supports AJRC on events in Argentina

By JCRC | Feb 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

We wish to voice in the clearest terms our disquiet and alarm at the events and public discourse that have dominated Argentina in the wake of the tragic death of Prosecutor Alberto Nisman. We join our voices to those of individuals, institutions, countries and leaders who call for a full, transparent, and independent investigation of the death of Alberto Nisman. We believe that without the … Continue reading JCRC Supports AJRC on events in Argentina »

JCRC responds to terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

By JCRC | Jan 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are extremely saddened and horrified by today’s terrorist attack on commuters in Tel Aviv. We condemn Hamas’ reaction to the attack—branding it “a heroic operation”—the latest example of their commitment to the path of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism. Those who incite terrorism must be held accountable for their actions. We fully support Israel’s right to defend itself against these vicious attacks and responsibly protect … Continue reading JCRC responds to terrorist attack in Tel Aviv »

JCRC Responds to State of the Union Address

By JCRC | Jan 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston applauds President Obama for outlining proposals in the State of the Union that will help strengthen the middle class and invest in our economy’s workforce. JCRC was a strong supporter of the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Bill passed last November and we fully support the federal measure outlined last night by the President. Since sick workers … Continue reading JCRC Responds to State of the Union Address »

JCRC Boston and CJP Joint Statement on events in France

By JCRC | Jan 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are filled with horror as the people of Paris reel from the events of this past week. We are filled with grief for those who were killed by Islamist terrorists in this latest wave of barbarism and anti-Semitism. We join with the global Jewish community, and the people of France, in condemning the attacks and in offering prayers for the seventeen victims and their … Continue reading JCRC Boston and CJP Joint Statement on events in France »

From the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national network of JCRCs across the nation, this statement today

By JCRC | Jan 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

JCPA Stands with Paris NEW YORK – Just two days after the terrorist attack by Islamic extremists on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a gunman took several people hostage at a kosher supermarket in Paris. The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its support for the French community, horror and anger at these acts of terrorism, and sorrow for all the innocent lives senselessly … Continue reading From the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, the national network of JCRCs across the nation, this statement today »

Racial Disparity Must End

By JCRC | Dec 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week’s grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case in New York has, once again, exposed the ugliness of racial disparities and the differential treatment of black men by our criminal and judicial systems. Following so soon on the heels of the Ferguson grand jury decision, it has become all too clear that these events are not limited to any one locality; rather they … Continue reading Racial Disparity Must End »

JCRC of Greater Boston Supports Immigration Reform That Will Protect Millions

By JCRC | Nov 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Calls on Congress to pass permanent and comprehensive immigration reforms (BOSTON) – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston supports the executive actions outlined by President Obama last night, which will prevent about 5 million undocumented immigrants from being deported.  “American Jews are a community deeply connected to our immigrant experience in this country,” said Jeremy Burton, Executive Director of JCRC. “That history … Continue reading JCRC of Greater Boston Supports Immigration Reform That Will Protect Millions »