JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) is Federation’s advocacy arm in the community on issues that are central to our values as Jews and Americans.  Our work with elected officials on the local, state, and national level ensures that issues important to our community are being addressed. Specific areas of work include combatting antisemitism, promoting a strong alliance with Israel, funding for day school education, Holocaust education, and food insecurity. Contact Alana Burman, Director, JCRC, for more information at AlanaB@jfnnj.org

You’ll find us in Trenton and in Washington D.C. speaking up for issues that are important to Federation’s network of nonprofits, the Jewish community, and the social service sector. Issues include standing up to antisemitism, caring for vulnerable seniors, building alliances with Israel, and combating food insecurity. Our voice is important – especially in today’s challenging times. 

ADVOCATE

Federation’ JCRC brings together leaders and communities to build consensus around critical issues facing our community and our society. Our strong relationships with local, statewide, and national elected officials ensures that issues important to the Jewish community are addressed and understood.

EDUCATE

Federation’s JCRC offers educational resources for Jewish and non-Jewish communities and leaders on the important issues that impact our community and our society including and especially understanding and combatting antisemitism and hate.

EMPOWER

Federation’s JCRC responds when crises arise. We leverage longstanding trusted relationships to secure lasting solutions to long term problems. Our frequent meetings and trips to Trenton and Washington, DC are important as we build the case for legislatively supporting funding and policy issues important to our community. Learn how to let your voice be heard and become an active agent of change. 

"Being active on the JCRC and its subcommittees over the years has been immensely rewarding. I’ve had the opportunity to be directly involved with issues affecting the Jewish community in our region, in America, in Israel and around the world."

Meinda Maidens, Supporter

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“As a member of the executive committee of the JCRC, I have the opportunity to work closely with a diverse group of members within the northern NJ Jewish community to support Israel, combat antisemitism, and cultivate relationships with the broader community to address critical needs.”

Yehuda Kohn, Supporter

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LET US HELP YOU GET STARTED

Naomi Knopf
Chief Impact Officer
NaomiK@jfnnj.org
201-820-3974

Alana Burman
Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee
AlanaB@jfnnj.org
201-820-3906

Brian Dickstein
External Relations Associate
BrianD@jfnnj.org
201-820-3920