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Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

 

JCRC Mission Statement

The mission of the Dayton Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to ensure the growth, resilience, and safety of the Jewish people in our community and nation, Israel, and throughout the world. The JCRC works in collaboration with the greater Dayton community to foster cultural humility and advocate for a just, democratic, and pluralistic mosaic society.

JCRC Commitment

EDUCATE—ADVOCATE—ACT

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Want to make a difference in Dayton? Contact Jewish Community Relations Director Marcy L. Paul, PhD at mpaul@jfgd.net or by calling (937) 610-1555.

Principles of Cultural Humility & Jewish Values

Working toward an all-encompassing and inclusive view of the world. Repair the world–תקון עולם—(Mishnah Torah)

  1. Life-long learning and critical self-reflection
    Love your neighbor as yourself– ואהבת לרעך כמוץ—(Leviticus 19:18)

  2. Recognize and change power imbalances within our own organizations and our larger community
    Justice, justice you shall pursue– צדק צדק תרדוף—(Deuteronomy 16:20)

  3. Institutional accountability within our own organization and our larger community
    Do not stand idly by–לא תעמד על-דם רעך—(Leviticus 19:16)

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Jewish Council for Public Affairs: The Power of the Network

JCPA Mission
The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is the national umbrella for more than 125 local Jewish Community Relations Councils and 16 national Jewish agencies. Our mandate is to advance the interests of the Jewish people; support Israel’s quest for peace and security; promote a just American society; and advocate for Human Rights around the world. Backed by an unparalleled capacity to mobilize grassroots Jewish activism, we convene the organized Jewish community on key issues. We then identify and develop policies, strategies, and programs for our network.

History of JCPA
JCPA was created in 1944 to safeguard the rights of the Jewish People and to deter anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world. We do this through vigorous engagement in the public sphere sharing the Jewish voice and values on policy and legislative matters at the local, state and national level. More than 70 years later, this mission is as relevant as ever, as we lead the field in outreach to legislators, ethnic, faith, racial, and civic leaders. JCPA’s work is based on the principles that a Jewish community is best able to promote its own interests when it works in common cause with others. By building a Jewish community consensus and working in coalition with others JCPA successfully protects and promotes the interests of the American Jewish community.

JCPA’s Unique Role
JCPA reflects a unique and inclusive partnership of national Jewish organizations and local Jewish communities. It convenes the “common table”, or “Plenum,” around which member agencies meet to identify issues, articulate positions, and develop strategies, programs and approaches designed to advance the public affairs goals and objectives of the community relations network. We do this through an open, representative, inclusive, and consensus-driven process, allowing all voices to be heard. Collectively, this network reaches and represents many hundreds of thousands of diverse Jewish people at the grassroots level around the country.

5 Year Calendar of Major Jewish Holidays & Religious Observances

This calendar is designed to encourage public awareness of Jewish religious observances. We hope it will help you avoid scheduling meetings, examinations, assemblies, field trips, graduations, ceremonies, and other special events at times that conflict with Jewish observances.

There is a wide variation of religious Jewish practices. Therefore, some students and staff members will be absent while others may not.

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Telling their own stories

Through SlidingDors, children of Holocaust survivors learn skills to keep remembrance alive By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Their parents didn’t talk about it when they were growing up. The children of Holocaust survivors didn’t talk about it with each other, either. Now, with markedly fewer Holocaust survivors each The post Telling their own stories appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival

With the topsy-turvy year we’ve had navigating the pandemic, Temple Israel will bring us a Purim celebration two weeks after Passover. This will be the first of three monthly Taste of the Jewish Cultural Festival drive-thru events the temple will present this year on Friday evenings instead of the full-day The post Three monthly drive-thrus for Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Beth Abraham  to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5

Beth Abraham Synagogue will honor seven women for their efforts on behalf of the Jewish and general communities when it holds its Tenth Women of Valor ceremony, streaming live via StreamSpot, Wednesday, May 5 at noon. Women of Valor 2021 honorees are Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen, Tara L. Feiner, Helen Ostreicher The post Beth Abraham to honor Women of Valor virtually, May 5 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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