Advocacy

Start with empathy. Get educated. Be an ally.

As the central community relations agency of the organized Jewish community in Colorado, the JCRC is both a voice for the Jewish community at the Colorado State Capitol and a partner in building relationships with other faith, ethnic, and stakeholder communities.

JCRC Speaker Series

As part of its effort to educate the Jewish community on critical public policy issues, the Colorado Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is proud to present its Speakers Series.

The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked a national conversation on how systemic racism exists in many facets of our society. This year, the Speakers Series will focus on some of those issues—especially those that have been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Perspectives One Year Later:
Looking Back & The Work to Come

Leaders from Denver’s Black community meet with JEWISHcolorado again for an honest conversation about last years progress and what still needs to be done to end systemic racism.

The Meaning of Reparations

An educational panel exploring the various forms of reparations and the way they might address systemic racism.

Diversity in the Jewish Community?

Jewish leaders share their experiences, expertise, and insight into what it means to truly embody the Jewish values of inclusivity, diversity, and racial justice.

Black Perspectives on Systemic Racism: An Evening of Personal Testimony

Leaders from the Black community discuss their experiences with systemic racism and how they feel collective action to end it must be prioritized.

Falling Behind: How COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Educational Disadvantages

Educators and education experts talk about confronting the challenges posed by the pandemic.

A Candid Conversation with Mayor Hancock

A candid conversation with Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Rabbi Jay Strear, President & CEO, JEWISHcolorado.

 Anti-Racism Resources from Our Partners

Ekar Farm

All year Ekar is partnering with local and national organizations to explore the connections between the ancient Biblical agricultural tradition of Shmita (“release”) — the Sabbatical year — and contemporary issues of economic, environmental and food justice. Learn from grass-roots movement leaders and activists about what you can do to create a just community.

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)

Bigotry takes many forms. As Jews we have experienced it for centuries. Now, we need to better understand the racial struggles across North America. Together, we can make a difference, but we need to start by listening and learning. This resource list is just a beginning. But every journey must begin somewhere.

About the Jewish Community Relations Council

Rooted in shared Jewish values and an enduring commitment to Israel, the JCRC is the public policy arm of the Colorado Jewish community. The JCRC has 38 member agencies and 15 at-large members representing different parts of the Jewish community.

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