There are several topics in this world that tend to produce tense and often destructive conversations.
It was only a few short weeks ago that our Dayton Jewish community shared the pain of a synagogue whose windows were shattered in Lima, Ohio. Now, we are anguished to see similar acts in our own backyard
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and the Jewish Community Relations Council are working with all local Jewish groups and community partners to find collaborative, non-escalatory ways to meet this hateful affront with a show of our commitment to love and peace.
JCRC Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban recently attended the National JCRC Conference. When I think of JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), I think about what it was like when I was a volunteer many years ago.
As Rabbi Doug Kahn noted in a November 4th eJewish Philanthropy article, there is a fair amount of confusion about what exactly a Jewish Community Relations Council does; this is true even among those in the Jewish world.