Safeguarding the Jewish Community
The JCRC advocates for the rights of all Jews, because diversity and inclusion build a stronger Jewish community. We collaborate with Jewish agencies to unify our voices and enhance our collective impact.
Educating & Advocating for Israel
The JCRC increases knowledge about and support for Israel within our local Jewish community and beyond. We support Israel as the Jewish and democratic homeland of the Jewish people. We advocate for a two-state solution allowing Israelis and Palestinians to live as neighbors in peace and security.
A Bridge to the Community
The JCRC succeeds through creating partnerships and building strong coalitions. We work with faith, ethnic, and other community groups to focus on shared interests and convene a “common table” with interfaith groups and civic organizations to help address areas of community-wide concern.
A Voice for the Community
The JCRC serves as a voice for the Jewish community to the media, and engages with civic leaders in municipal and state governments. We conduct communal public diplomacy to express the policies, culture, and values of the Jewish community.
The JCRC works with community partners to confront and counter anti-Semitism, and combat all forms of racism that affect the broader community.
During times of crisis, the JCRC mobilizes partners within the Jewish community, and with other community groups, to deliver a rapid, meaningful response.
The Jewish Community Relations Council fosters education, dialogue, and advocacy within and outside the Jewish community, providing a collective voice in advancing the causes of Justice, Compassion and Equity.
The Jewish Community Relations Council envisions an environment of fairness, inclusion, and transparency, where trust, civil discourse, and consensus emerge through mutually respectful dialogue and education. Collaboratively engaging within and outside of the Jewish community to improve our society, we will consistently reflect Jewish values in social and political action and advocacy.
Following the brutal murder of George Floyd, the JCRC created the Phoenix Black-Jewish Cohort to build lines of communication between young Jewish and African-American leadership in the greater Phoenix area. That effort was launched by facilitation grant by Vitalyst...
On Sunday May 1, 2022, JCRC Executive Director Paul Rockower was honored with an invitation to address the Hopi Tribe's Gathering of the Clans event at Steele Indian School Park. The event included dignitaries from other tribes, including the Apache, Navajo and Zuni...
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