Jewish Community Relations Council | JCRC

Advocating for the Colorado Jewish community.

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 39 member agencies and 15 at-large members representing different parts of the Jewish community.

JCRC, a program of JEWISHcolorado, serves as the primary community relations and public affairs agency for the Jewish community throughout Colorado. As an active force in civic and communal life, JCRC operates as a central coordinating and resource body to:  

  • Provide a communal space to cultivate understanding and joint action amongst diverse groups within the Colorado Jewish community;
  • Cultivate deeper relationships with the broader Colorado community to address critical issues and engender a shared society;
  • Ensure the security and safety of diverse minority communities throughout the state in the face of rising antisemitism, intolerance, and hate; and,
  • Foster understanding and appreciation for the Jewish community’s relationship with Israel, and to increase knowledge, exposure, and support for Israel among diverse groups of Coloradans. 

For more information about the JCRC, please email JCRC@JEWISHcolorado.org.

JEWISHcolorado JCRC Luncheon 2023 honoring Steve Demby

About the JEWISHcolorado JCRC Annual Leadership Luncheon

Ensure the future of Jewish community activism in Colorado by supporting our annual celebratory Luncheon! This March 2 we will hold our first luncheon since 2019, and will celebrate our legislative achievements, community partners, and the legislators that helped make it happen. Since our last JCRC Luncheon, those efforts have included:

  • Passing the Holocaust and Genocide education bill (HB20-1336) in 2020
  • Advocating for dozens of pieces of legislation on behalf of community partners, Jewish and non-Jewish
  • Passing the Safety and Security grant legislation (HB22-1077) in 2022 in partnership with over 50 community organizations
  • Taking over 30 statewide public officials to Israel through our Public Officials Mission
  • Adding  representatives from Jewish communities in Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat to the JCRC
  • Rallying community support for the LGBTQIA+ community in the aftermath of the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs
  • Galvanizing a community-wide response to Colorado’s migrant crisis

 

Join us at History Colorado on Thursday, March 2!

Make a tribute to this year’s honoree or become a JCRC Luncheon Event Sponsor:

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JCRC Learning Library

Over the past 30 years, JCRC has hosted dozens of community learning and political engagement programs. we invite you to peruse a sampling from our recent works.