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About the Community Relations Committee

JFGP's Community Relations Committee (CRC) develops and articulates consensus positions concerning matters of public importance on behalf of its constituency. It is the public affairs coordinating and advisory body for the organized Jewish community of NW Oregon and SW Washington.

CRC Policy Positions:
The CRC advocates on issues of great importance to the Jewish community in the areas of social justice, civil rights, the environment, Israel and more. For a compendium of CRC positions, click here

Working Hard for the Jewish Northwest
  
JFGP's Community Relations Committee (CRC) develops and articulates consensus positions concerning matters of public importance on behalf of its constituency. It is the public affairs coordinating and advisory body for the organized Jewish community of NW Oregon and SW Washington.

The CRC seeks to promote mutual understanding among all groups in the greater community and to advance democratic pluralism, harmonious relationships, and respect for human dignity and individual rights across religious, racial, and ethnic lines. The CRC consists of a cross-section of Portland Jewry representing area organizations and synagogues.

If you like assessing current issues and developing strategies to further the interest of your community, CRC invites you to get involved. The following CRC committees meet regularly and are open to any member of the Jewish community:

  • Education and Advocacy Committee
  • Committee on Israel


Portland delegates participate in the resolutions debate
at the March 2014 JCPA Plenum in Atlanta


CRC members meet with the Oregon Senate Democratic leadership on January 9 at the home of Hank Kaplan and Marni Glick. Topics included hunger, mental health, seniors and wage theft.

From left to right, Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum, Senate President Peter Courtney and Senate Ways and Means Co-Chair Richard Devlin.



2013 State Legislative End-of-Session Report


Click here to read highlights of the 2013 State Legislative Session in relation to the CRC's policy priorities.

OREGON and SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON Congressional Delegation

 

Senator Jeff Merkley     
107 Russell Senate Office Building    
Washington, DC 20510     
Phone: 202-224-3753     
       
Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler  
1130 Longworth House Office Building   
Washington, DC 20515     
Phone: 202-225-3536     

Representative Earl Blumenauer   
1502 Longworth House Office Building   
Washington, DC 20515     
Phone: 202-225-4811     

Representative Peter DeFazio   
2134 Rayburn House Office Building   
Washington, DC 20515     
Phone: 202-225-6416  

 

 

Senator Ron Wyden
223 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5244

Representative Kurt Schrader
314 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-5711

Representative Greg Walden
2182 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-6730

Representative Suzanne Bonamici
2338 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-0855

CRC Meetings

Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm
May 7, 2014

Contact Us

To learn more or get involved, contact CRC Director Bob Horenstein at 503.245.6496. or bob@jewishportland.org

Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) Phone: 212-684-6950 ext. 200

Buy Israeli Goods

The CRC’s Israel Advocacy Subcommittee promotes the strengthening of US-Israel ties and is currently focusing on countering the global movement to delegitimize Israel through boycotts and divestment.  You can help by purchasing Israeli goods in our area - here's a list

Free Brochure

Hope For Peace

Promote understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by inviting the Hope for Peace Project into your church or civic organization. Click here for the brochure.

Education Pamphlet