Jewish Community Relations Council

Heard the buzz around 'Otzma Yehudit' party and Neyanyahu and wish to learn more? We prepared some background information and updates on the topic in the ramp up to the upcoming Israeli elections. Read here  


The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs arm of the Jewish Federation. Its mission is to represent the Jewish community's interests and concerns to public officials and agencies, the media and the community at large. It promotes tikkun olam, the repair of the world, through advocacy and action.


For more information on how to get involved, contact Jewish Community Relations Council Director Eliraz Shifman Berman at (203) 387-2424 x308 or


Get Involved


Jewish Coalition for Literacy


Volunteer to be a reading partner matched with youngsters in New Haven​ public schools. More About JCL




Israel Action Network (IAN)


Partner with IAN to provide many local activities and resources in support of Israel and against delegitimization. More About IAN





Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (JCARR)


Help provide refugee families with comprehensive support as they are welcomed to their new home in the United States. More About JCARR



Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA)


​Join in the united voice of the organized Jewish community. More About JCPA



Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut (CONECT)


Discover, research, analyze, and articulate a powerful moral voice to negotiate with business and government leaders regarding social, economic, and political issues that affect our member congregations. More About CONECT


JCRC Chair: Betty Levy





Friendship Across Difference

West Hartford Conference Center at Town Hall 50 South Main St.
West Hartford,



Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor

UConn Storrs Campus | Konover Auditorium at Dodd Research Center 405 Babbidge Road
Storrs, 06269



Navigating the Israeli Election

Skifka Center at Yale 80 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511


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