The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the voice of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on issues of public policy, social advocacy, and community outreach. JCRC fosters constructive relationships within the Jewish community and among people of all faiths and cultures regarding Jewish- and Israel- oriented issues.
JCRC of Southern New Jersey is one of 125 Jewish Community Relations Councils in the country. Together, these JCRCs form the grassroots of the national umbrella organization, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
"Widespread condemnation of the protests is a powerful reminder that the vast majority of Americans remain deeply committed to the diverse, pluralistic democracy that we cherish. While we hope that the nation’s response will serve as a deterrent for future marches, we must actively address the persistence of hatred and prepare to counter extremism as it resurges.... For the security of the Jewish community and in solidarity with other targeted communities, we must take a leading role in combating anti-Semitism, white nationalism, and intolerance in all its forms."
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Replay JCPA's CRCast: What is the Alt-Right (and What Should We Do About Them), featuring Marilyn Mao, Research Fellow at the ADL Center on Extremism. Marilyn is an expert on right-wing extremists in the United States.
We encourage you to download the New Jersey Interfaith Coalition’s Stand up for the Other pledge and post in your home and/or office to serve as a constant reminder that it is up to each and every one of us to speak out when members of our Jewish or any other ethnic, religious or racial community is being stereotyped or prejudiced against in your presence. In addition, we encourage you to send or drop off a copy of the Pledge so we can add it to our growing collection of commitments.