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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.

  • Yom Hashoah Commemoration

    Monday, April 17th - 7:00pm - Congregation Kol Ami
    Honoring and remembering local Holocaust survivors and the 6 million Jews and the millions of other victims of the Holocaust. Join our community to hear Survivor, Nella Glick, as she shares her story of hiding and fear, as a young child during the Holocaust.

  • Yom HaZikaron Ceremony

    Monday, April 24th - 7:30pm - Katz JCC
    Join our Israeli Community and the JCRC for Israel's Memorial Day to remember and honor Israel's soldiers who have lost their lives.

  • Holocaust Survivor Testimony Series

    Multiple Dates in the Community
    Many of the Holocaust survivors in our community have had their testimonies that recount their experiences during the Holocaust recorded by the USC Shoah Foundation. JCRC's Raab/Goodwin Center and the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ have taken several of these testimonies and made them more personal by adding historical and family photos.

  • Community Beit Midrash

    Monday nights, 7:30-9 pm on Zoom - Multiple Dates in January, February, and March
    Join area rabbis from our community for our Community Beit Midrash this year as we read Rabbi Binyamin Lau’s new book “Jeremiah, the Fate of a Prophet.”

  • Community-Wide Book Club

    The JCRC and its Raab/Goodwin Center, will be continuing our Community-Wide Book Club this year as we read and promote, It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable - And How We Can Stop It. by current ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

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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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