Jewish Community Relations Council

 

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 eshifmanberman@jewishnewhaven.org

"Experience tells us that we can’t be for ourselves if we are only for ourselves. Social justice and self-preservation, it turns out, go hand and hand." Read here to learn how, even after 75 years, national-local Jewish community relations still play key roles in Jewish wellbeing.

 

 

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 Co-Chairs: Betty & Arthur Levy

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov

12

JCRC Meeting

Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Center 360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Jan

28

JCRC Meeting

Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Center 360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Apr

01

JCRC Legislative Breakfast

Beckerman Lender Jewish Community Center 360 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525

Publications

"Op-ed: 'A failing grade in Middle East History 101' by Arthur L. Levy, Allan Hillman, and Elaine Braffman

 

"FORUM: Faith Matters column scarce on factual support" by Rabbi Joshua Ratner

 

"What is the Essence of Passover?" by Rabbi Joshua Ratner