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The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the voice of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on issues of pro-Israel advocacy, 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 sponsors programs dealing with the security of Israel, combating antisemitism, Holocaust remembrance and education, policies of importance to Jewish and non-Jewish residents of Southern New Jersey.

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The Esther Raab Holocaust Museum
& Goodwin Education Center

Our mission is to teach people about the past and to educate them for the future through the painful lessons of the Holocaust. Our objective is to reduce prejudice and lessen hatred, bigotry, bullying, and violence against all groups.

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BookMates

Children's Literacy Program

Interfaith literacy program that provides services to Title I elementary schools in low and moderate-income communities throughout Southern New Jersey. Sponsored by Townsend Press in Memory of Henry H. Nadell & Majorie Nadell Schneider.

Upcoming Events

 

See additional events on the Community Calendar.

  • Building Bridges Through Understanding

    Thursday, February 22 - 6:30pm - Congregation Beth El
    This program, facilitated by Andrea Friedman from Project Shema, will provide analysis, resources, and strategies we need to address the anti-Jewish discourse we are experiencing.  In partnership with the ADL of Philadelphia and Project Shema.

  • Community Beit Midrash

    Multiple Dates in Jan., Feb., and March - Join community rabbis for our Community Beit Midrash this year as we read Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove’s new book Jewish Theology in our Time. A powerful and challenging examination of what Jews believe today by a new generation’s dynamic and innovative thin...

  • 55th Annual Middle East Institute

    Sunday, March 10 | 7:00pm | Temple Beth Sholom | Cherry Hill, NJ
    Annual event designed to educate the community and foster understanding about current topics
    relevant to Israel and the Middle East
    Keynote Speakers: Emily Austin and Ryan Lavarnway
    Israel Advocacy Award Honorees: Alise & Ken Panitch

  • David Horovitz Web Series

    Next Session: Monday, March 10- 12pm
    JCRC is hosting a series of online briefings with David Horovitz, Founding Editor of the online newspaper The Times of Israel. In the briefings, Horovitz will provide updates about the latest events happening in Israel and the Middle East.

Click above to view a signed statement by our local elected officials

Learn More about the ShinShinim Program and Find More Information Regarding Being a Host Family!

Ella and Lia, our ShinShinim for 2022-2023, gifted our community a recipe book!!


What We Do

The JCRC Israel Advocacy Initiative (IAI) helps to coordinate, educate and organize efforts among the South Jersey pro-Israel community in support and advocacy on behalf of Israel. IAI serves as a resource for individuals and organizations in our local community on the latest information, trends, issues and advocacy opportunities in support of Israel.


JCRC encourages amicable relationship, mutual understanding and respect among various groups, helps create and maintain conditions that are conducive to encouraging the continuity and vitality of Jewish living in a pluralistic society, protects and strengthens the rights and interests of the Jewish community, and combats antisemitism and every other form of racism or group prejudice.


JCRC manages the local Jewish Coalition for Literacy program in South Jersey - BookMates, operates the Catholic-Jewish Commission, facilitates the continuation of the Jewish Catholic Muslim Dialogue, develops Jewish relations with all faith, ethnic and racial groups, and serves on various Ministerium councils.
 


JCRC’s Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center (Raab/Goodwin Center) teaches people about the past and educates them for the future through the painful lessons of the Holocaust. The objective is to reduce prejudice and lessen hatred, bigotry, bullying, and violence against all groups.
 


JCRC engages in government affairs to establish and maintain relationships with government officials, both elected and appointed, within the community, establish and maintain relationships with school administrators and educators within the community, and to establish and maintain relationships with law enforcement officials within the community.


JCRC strives to develop an intelligent and effective public opinion within and outside the Jewish community on Jewish community relations issues, problems, concerns and commitments. We provide the means for Jewish communal leadership to exchange views with key local, national and global public officials and opinion molders.


Learn more and get involved!

Be notified about JCRC updates, news, upcoming events, and volunteer opportunities.