For Immediate Release
March 8, 2022
Contact: Shira Burns
JCRC and MAJF Call for Russian Divestment from State Pension Funds
(Boston, MA) The Jewish Community Relations Council and the Mass. Association of Jewish Federations sent a letter today calling on the MA House and Senate to take up and pass proposed legislation requiring the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Management Fund (PRIM) to identify and divest from companies doing business with Russia.
“Since 1990, the Boston Jewish community has had a deep and lasting partnership with the Jewish community of Dnipro, Ukraine, home to over 40,000 members of the Jewish community,” the letter states. “Any money invested in Russia or companies doing business with the Russian state is tacit approval of the reprehensible actions taken by Russian President Vladimir Putin and those who prop up his regime.”
JCRC defines and advances the values, interests, and priorities of the organized Jewish community of Greater Boston in the public square. Visit us at www.jcrcboston.org.
MAJF: The Massachusetts Association of Jewish Federations is a statewide government affairs office that strengthens the relationship between the Jewish community and elected officials and personnel in key government departments, advocates for issues of concern to the community, and helps its members access public funding to provide services to its clients.