NEWS & EVENTS

Smart Justice Cafe

On Sunday September 8, the JCRC, Arizona Faith Network and ACLU hosted a Smart Justice Cafe for the Jewish community to address the situation of criminal justice reform in Arizona. The program began with JCRC Exec Dir Paul Rockower sharing Dostoevsky's famous remark:...

JCRC Partners on “A Celebration of Spirit”

The JCRC was proud to partner on the event "A Celebration of Spirit," which took place on Sunday June 30 at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in front of nearly 500 people. The  "A Celebration of Spirit" concert and program was created in partnership by the Arizona Jewish...

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…...