The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs arm of United Jewish Federation. Its mission is to represent the interests of the Stamford, New Canaan and Darien Jewish communities to public officials and agencies, the media and the community. The JCRC works by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community, building relationships, and engaging in non-partisan work focused on education, advocacy, social justice, communal security, support for Israel and combating anti-Semitism.
Communal Security and Combating Anti-Semitism
The JCRC supports local Jewish institutions in enhancing security. This program offers workshops, training sessions and guidance and works to ensure positive relationships and communication with local law enforcement. The JCRC also speaks out against instances of anti-Semitism and hate of all forms.
Israel Advocacy and Education
The JCRC works to ensure that our community is educated on the latest events in Israel and can successfully advocate on behalf of the Jewish State. Israel is a priority in our conversations with elected officials and the greater Stamford community. We work closely with the Israel Action Network to counter delegitimization in the context of two states for two peoples.
Government Affairs and Advocacy
The JCRC advocates on behalf of the Jewish community to elected officials and provides opportunities for the community to engage with political representatives.
Intergroup and Interfaith Affairs
The JCRC is committed to building strong relationships with all our neighbors in Stamford, New Canaan and Darien. We do so by reaching out to community leadership and members and organizing educational events and programs around shared values and ideals.
The JCRC works closely with JFACT, the Jewish Federations Association of Connecticut, to work with Federations across the state and to make our voice heard in Hartford and D.C. JFACT has partnered with UJF to host elected officials and sponsor legislative breakfasts. This relationship has resulted in State and Federal security funding for our institutions.
To make a donation to JCRC or any other programs, use the drop down on the donation form below and choose your designation. You may choose to donate where it is needed most or select as many programs as you wish. If you have any questions, please contact Joanna Nevins at 203-321-1373 ext. 101