EVENTS

JCRC Visit to IRC Phoenix Welcome Center

JCRC Visit to IRC Phoenix Welcome Center

On Wednesday December 4, members of the JCRC Board, as well as representation from the Board of Rabbis and Jewish Community Foundation, visited the IRC Phoenix Welcome Center--which accepts asylum-seekers released from ICE Detention. The visit was an opportunity to...

Mini-Smart Justice Cafe

Mini-Smart Justice Cafe

On Sunday November 17, the JCRC's Executive Director Paul Rockower and ACLU of Arizona's Smart Justice Campaign Coordinator Khalil Rushdan were hosted by a havurah associated with members from Congregation Or Tzion to hold a mini-Smart Justice Cafe. In the mini-Smart...

Smart Justice Cafe

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”

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

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...

MLK Walk 2019

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...

Strange Fruit: African American and Jewish Relationships

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...