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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.

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.

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.

  • An Evening with Yossi Klein Halevi

    Sunday, October 17th - 7:00pm - Temple Beth Sholom In-Person OR Virtual Stream

    Halevi will speak on the Relationship between Israeli and Diaspora Jews. His latest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, was a NYT best seller in English, has been published in Arabic, and is forthcoming in Hebrew. Halevi writes for leading American newspapers and magazines and is a sought-after lecturer in North America.

  • David Horovitz Web Series Israel Briefings

    Monday, November 8th - 12:00pm

    In this session, Horovitz will discuss several topics, including the U.S.-Israel relationship, recent events in Congress in regard to funding for the Iron Dome, the latest on the Abraham Accords, and much more.

  • A Virtual Evening with Dr. Daniel Gordis

    Monday, November 15th - 7:00pm

    Daniel Gordis is one of the founders of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel’s first and only liberal arts college. The author of twelve books, two of which have won the National Jewish Book Award, he writes about Zionism and contemporary Israel, exploring the souls of the people who are the Jewish state.

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.

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