JCRC Statements

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 »

JCRC Responds to Attacks in Jerusalem

By JCRC | Nov 18, 2014 | Comments Off on JCRC Responds to Attacks in Jerusalem

(NOVEMBER 18–BOSTON) Statement by Jeremy Burton, Executive Director, and Jill Goldenberg, President, on behalf of the Jewish Community Relations Council: We are heartbroken and angered as the details of today’s savage attack in Jerusalem emerge. An attack on a house of worship, any house of worship, must be condemned without equivocation. We expect that all people of faith and all leaders of faith communities will … Continue reading JCRC Responds to Attacks in Jerusalem »

JCRC Mourns the Passing of Mayor Thomas M. Menino

By JCRC | Oct 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

JCRC is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Boston’s longtime mayor, Thomas M. Menino. Mayor Menino was a key partner of the Boston Jewish community throughout his tenure in public office, most notably in his support and commitment to the Youth Jobs Initiative and his belief that Boston belonged to all of its inhabitants.

JCRC Statement Supporting Massachusetts Governor’s Plan to Host Migrant Children

By JCRC | Jul 18, 2014 | Comments Off on JCRC Statement Supporting Massachusetts Governor’s Plan to Host Migrant Children

Today, JCRC stood with Governor Patrick in support of his plans for Massachusetts to host migrant children, many of whom have left Central America. The details of the request are being worked out, but the Governor has committed to working with federal officials to find a humane solution. “Our faith and values implore us to welcome and treat the stranger with dignity,” said Jeremy Burton, … Continue reading JCRC Statement Supporting Massachusetts Governor’s Plan to Host Migrant Children »