STATEMENTS & UPDATES

Jewish News article on German-Jewish Relations program

Wonderful article by the Jewish News on the recent visit by former ambassador Stefan Schlüter to Phoenix. The JCRC was honored to host the distinguished former diplomat for a briefing and discussion on German-Jewish relations.

Newest JCRC Board Addition

The JCRC is pleased to announce the newest addition to our Board: Tim Eckstein. Read a little bit more about Tim, his background and his service to the community: Tim Eckstein is a Phoenix native and attorney, focusing on investigations and criminal defense. Tim has...

“The Soft Power of Our Jewish Community” in the Jewish News

The JCRC's Executive Director Paul Rockower has a new op-ed published this week in the Jewish News, "The Soft Power of Our Jewish Community": Soft power describes how communities and countries exert influence through persuasion. Soft power is how countries and...

Statement on Yom HaShoah 2019

Today marks Yom HaShoah, the day we honor the memory of the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. As we remember the lives of those who perished because of Nazi persecution and anti-Semitism, we declare: Never Again. In the face of increasing anti-Semitism...

Joint Statement on Shooting in Synagogue Near San Diego

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and ADL Arizona are devastated by the terrorist attack today on the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California. Our grief at this horrific tragedy is compounded by the fact that this act of...

JCRC/JCPA Letter to the New York Times

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix would like to bring your attention to a letter to the New York Times to which we were proud to support. In an age of increasing Antisemitism, it is beyond reprehensible that one of the world's most prominent...

Passover Greetings 2019

The Executive Director and Board of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix wish you a Happy Passover. As we gather around the Seder table and recount our many blessings, we remember the many who are less fortunate. Let us recommit ourselves to...

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...