Israel Engagement

JCRC is committed to engaging with people from diverse backgrounds to foster civil dialogue and build support for Israel, the national homeland of the Jewish people. JCRC pursues these goals by engaging in work such as community education, cultivating relationships throughout greater Boston, leading Study Tours to Israel with community leaders and supporting national efforts through our partnership with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

Seminar For Community Leaders

For decades, community leaders throughout the Commonwealth have experienced the rich culture, dynamic history, and innovative high-tech economy of Israel with JCRC of Greater Boston.

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JCRC Study Tours offer a unique opportunity to meet the people of Israel and to gain a better understanding of the complexities and challenges facing the country and the region. Participants travel the length and breadth of Israel, learning from government officials and religious, academic, media and business leaders. Participants meet with Jews, Muslims, and Christians; Israelis and Palestinians; and individuals representing a wide spectrum of political and social thought.

Following successful Study Tours in December 2012, 2013, and 2014, JCRC continued the tradition in 2015 with two separate Study Tours. From July 26–August 4, 2015, JCRC conducted a Study Tour of Israel for Christian clergy leaders. From December 3-13, 2015, JCRC conducted a tour for members of the MA State Senate.

In the video below, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg comments on JCRC's Israel Study Tours, which he participated in December, 2015. The clip is from an interview Senator Rosenberg did with Boston Globe reporter Josh Miller.