Jewish Community Relations Council
As the umbrella body of 105 local Jewish organizations, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) coordinates the community’s public affairs agenda, builds ties between the Jewish community and the rich mix of ethnic, civic and religious groups in metropolitan Detroit, and provides a Jewish voice to the media and government. JCRC’s agenda focuses on advocacy for Israel, preserving America’s commitment to pluralistic democracy, civil liberties and social justice, and on building a stronger, more unified Detroit Jewish community. JCRC’s areas of expertise are in media relations, government relations, grassroots advocacy and coalition building. JCRC carries the dual responsibility of reflecting the Jewish community’s consensus while providing leadership in pursuit of traditional and contemporary Jewish values. It is both a gathering of activists and a platform for advocacy, agents of social change, and stewards of conscience. JCRC serves as a catalyst to heighten community awareness, encourages civic and social involvement, and provides a forum to deliberate key issues of importance to the Jewish community.