STATEMENTS & UPDATES

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...

Celebrating Women’s History Month

The beginning of March marks the start of Women's History Month. The JCRC of Greater Phoenix celebrates all the incredible Jewish women who shape, build and enrich our lives. We honor all the Jewish women in our world who guide, nourish and strengthen the Jewish...

The Otzma Yehudit Controversy

There has been a lot of controversy over the possible inclusion of the Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party in a future Israeli government, and the role of Prime Minister Netanyahu in brokering the party's inclusion. We are posting a statement from the Jewish Council...

Jewish News Feature on New JCRC Exec Dir

The February 8th edition of the Jewish News featured a front-page story on the new JCRC Executive Director Paul Rockower. In the article, Rockower reflected on his background in public diplomacy and how it applies to his work in Phoenix: "Soft power basically means...

The JCRC Celebrates Chinese New Year

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year. The JCRC of Greater Phoenix extends our best New Years wishes to the Chinese community of Greater Phoenix. Given the occasion, it is worth remembering the role of Shanghai as a city of refuge for Jews. The Shanghai...

The JCRC Celebrates Black History Month

The start of the month of February begins Black History Month. The JCRC of Greater Phoenix extends its warmest wishes to the African-American community of Greater Phoenix as we celebrate the history, culture and profound contributions that the African-American...