NEWS & EVENTS

JCRC Co-Hosts United Hatzalah Reception

On April 1, 2019, the JCRC was pleased to co-host, with the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, a reception for Eli Beer--the Founder and President of United Hatzalah. United Hatzalah is a pioneer and innovator in the field of emergency medical response, and this...

JCRC response to New Zealand Mosque Attacks

The JCRC was at the forefront of the Jewish community of Phoenix's response to the New Zealand mosques attack. On Saturday March 16, JCRC Executive Director Paul Rockower spoke at the vigil held at the Islamic Community Center of Tempe, and was interviewed by a number...

JCRC of Greater Phoenix welcomes new Exec Dir Paul Rockower

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix is pleased to welcome its new Executive Director, Paul Rockower. Paul Rockower is formerly the Executive Director of Levantine Public Diplomacy, an independent public diplomacy organization. He managed the U.S....

MLK Walk 2019

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix was proud to organize and lead a strong contingent from the greater Phoenix Jewish community to participate in the MLK Walk on Monday January 21, 2019. A fundamental tenet of the JCRC's mission is to connect...

JCRC Stands Up to Ethnic Cleansing

The Rohingya people are facing unconscionable atrocities by the Burmese military. That’s why we are proud to join over 300 Jewish leaders and organizations in urging the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance the Burma Human Rights and Freedom Act...

Strange Fruit: African American and Jewish Relationships

Screening of documentary Strange Fruit followed by facilitated discussion. Strange Fruit is a song performed by many African American musicians, most famously Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, and was written by a Jewish teacher, Abeel Meropol, protesting...

It is not a good day.

It is not a good day. It is not a good day when neo-nazis and white supremacists openly threaten us, our community, our friends. It is not a good day when Jews have to hide and run out of their synagogue filled with fear from armed Nazis across the street…...

We Do Not Stand Idly By

This past Saturday, Neo-Nazis and white supremacists united in Charlottesvile, Virginia. Among their hateful and inciting messages was the chant of “Jews will not replace us” along with racist and anti-LGBT slurs. The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) was...

Board of Rabbis Urges Support of Congressman Murphy Letter

To the Jewish Community: In the recent past we have been reminded that the anti-Semitism which has existed for centuries still permeates throughout the world, even here in the United States, a bastion of religious freedom. We cannot and will not tolerate bomb threats...