Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

Competing For Jews ‘I Have More Jews Than You’

04/20/2016 - 10:56
Special To The Jewish Week

On his two-day visit to Israel in October, New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio met face to face with the mayors of Israel’s two largest cities. He looked them both in the eye and bragged, “My Jewish population is bigger than yours.” In fact, he noted, New York has the biggest Jewish community in the world.

Ido Aharoni, Michael Miller and Mayor Bill De Blasio. Courtesy of JCRC

JCRC Urges Civil Debate On Israel

03/11/2014 - 20:00

 Jewish leaders in New York issued a statement saying the debate on Israel in the Jewish community must be conducted with respect.

A Bridge Between Schools,Cultures

With annual Youth Summit, JCRC helps develop and identify future leaders.
04/02/2013 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

The students at Cathedral High School and those at the Magen David Yeshivah couldn’t be more different in terms of faith and ethnic background.

YouthBridge-NY Fellows attended the conference. Doug Chandler

Raining On The Parade

Time to consider new ways to attract more people to Israel’s cause.
06/04/2012 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

To be clear: I have been a big booster of the Celebrate Israel parade, personally and professionally, for many years, and once again felt a real sense of pride on Sunday afternoon watching the waves of youngsters carrying banners and singing Hebrew songs as they marched up Fifth Avenue.

Gary Rosenblatt

JCRC’s Congressional Breakfast Offers Moving Moments

GOP freshman criticizes Obama on Iran but, informed of an error, retracts his comments.
01/23/2012 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

The Annual Congressional Breakfast of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is normally a tranquil event with few, if any, surprises. A dozen or more members of Congress from both major parties, most from the city and others from nearby suburbs, parade before a packed room sounding much the same note on issues of Jewish concern, especially Israel and the threats facing her.

L.I. Democrat Carolyn McCarthy and Brooklyn-Queens Republican Bob Turner .

Jews And Evangelicals Protest Durban III Conference

09/20/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

It wasn’t your usual pro-Israel rally Wednesday outside the United Nations.

That became apparent when Roz Rothstein, founder of the Israel advocacy group Stand With Us, shouted into the microphone, “Today we are all Israelis,” and a voice in the crowd yelled back, “Halleluiah.”

Pro-Israel rally near U.N. (Photo by Juda Engelmayer)
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