Jewish Community Relations Council

Albany Rejects BDS

06/23/2015 - 20:00

The virtually unanimous resolution in the New York State Assembly the other day opposing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) efforts against Israel is a reminder of the fair-mindedness of our elected leaders. It also serves as a rejoinder to Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who sponsored a private anti-BDS summit meeting several weeks ago that excluded key mainstream Jewish groups in the fight against de-legitimization of Israel.

Prominent D.C. Rabbi Comes Out

Adas Israel’s Gil Steinlauf: ‘I am a gay man.’

10/07/2014 - 20:00

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf struggled for decades with an identity that he only acknowledged publicly this week.

Rabbi Gil Steinlauf

Anti-Semitic Crimes Up As Jews Flock To Synagogues

Gaza war seen fueling increase in attacks in area.

09/23/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Following a spike in anti-Semitic crimes over the summer — including the attack of a visibly-Jewish couple on the Upper East Side last month — New York City-area Jews began celebrating the High Holidays this week in a charged atmosphere and with stepped-up security measures at synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

NYPD officers stand guard in front of Riverdale Temple in days after a 2009 bomb plot was foiled. Getty Images

Albert Chernin, Jewish Policy Leader, Dies At 85

11/25/2013 - 19:00

Albert Chernin, a Jewish organizational pioneer who was Executive Vice Chairman Emeritus of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs died Monday in his sleep, reported his daughter, Anne Chernin. He was 85.

 Chernin led the organization, which was then known as the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council from 1975 to 1990 and was previously head of Jewish Community Relations Councils in Indianapolis and then Philadelphia.

Egypt, Iran Top Pols’ Concerns At JCRC Event

Reason for optimism in post-Mubarak era, says Schumer, at congressional breakfast; Tehran nuclear ambitions worry N.Y. delegation.
02/14/2011 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

 The uncertain future of Israel’s powerful neighbor dominated the speeches at Sunday’s annual congressional breakfast sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council, held less than 48 hours after the demise of Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade reign over Egypt.

“Being Jewish, I worry,” said Sen. Charles Schumer at the JCRC congressional breakfast Sunday, addressing the changing Middle Ea
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