ABOUT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL

JFGP's Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) 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.

WORKING HARD FOR THE JEWISH NORTHWEST

The JCRC 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 JCRC 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 JCRC consists of a cross-section of Portland Jewry representing area organizations and synagogues.

 

Current JCRC Committees:

 

If you like assessing current issues and developing strategies to further the interest of your community, JCRC invites you to get involved. Interested in learning more about JCRC and its committees? Contact Director of Community Relations, Bob Horenstein at 503-245-6496.

JCRC BYLAWS

  • A Community Call to Confront Hate is the culmination of a collaborative effort by several local organizations. We hope you will join us May 26th by clicking the image above.

Israel and the UAE

Israel's Growing Relationship With The UAE -Ilan Sztulman Starosta, Israeli Consulate, Dubai

  • Members of United in Spirit met with Mayor Ted Wheeler in Dec. 2020 where we discussed concern for workers, their families, and business owners who can't work safely because of nightly violence.

June 17, 2020

Pride Weekly Wednesday

JCRC POLICY POSITIONS

The JCRC advocates on issues of great importance to the Jewish community in the areas of social justice, civil rights, the environment, Israel and more. Read more on the current issues supported by JCRC.

For information on the consensus of the Greater Portland Jewish community and their stance on anti-semitism and anti-zionism please click the button below.

PRINCIPLES ON ANTI-SEMITISM AND ANTI-ZIONISM

(Adopted November 8, 2017 by the JCRC)

  • Click to read our 2021 legislative priorities

    With a focus on implementation of Holocaust education, gun control, Jewish inclusion in ethnic studies and protecting Medicaid, this will be a packed legislative session. We are here for you, representing you in Oregon's capital.

  • Jewish Resources

    A useful list of community contacts and information on Jewish education and civil rights.

  • Oregon and SW Washington

    Congressional Delegation - Find your senators and representatives for Oregon and SW Washington here. Information provided by Govtrack.us

  • Jewish Holiday Description

    The Jewish religion celebrates a number of special days of observance. Because these dates occur according to the Jewish calendar, we provide our local school districts with this calendar to help limit scheduling of important school activities on days when many Jewish kids will be absent. Use it as a reference or send to your school!

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS