JCRC/AJC to Welcome Major Party Candidates at Forum

August 17, 2018 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 at Adat Shalom Synagogue (29901 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills). Major party candidates from Congressional Districts 9 and 11 and the gubernatorial race have been invited to address topics of concern to the Jewish community including the U.S./Israel relationship, immigration, healthcare reform and global affairs.

Moderating the congressional discussions will be Melissa Weinberg Spence, AJC’s Deputy Director of the Office of Government and International Affairs (OGIA). A native of metropolitan Detroit, Spence is based at AJC’s Washington, DC office where she provides operational and management oversight within OGIA and to the Washington, DC office. In addition, she helps set and implement the department’s strategic vision and oversees all administrative, human resources, strategic and operational functions of OGIA for staff located domestically and in international offices.

JCRC/AJC Executive Director David Kurzmann will lead the gubernatorial discussion.

“Our aim in hosting this Candidate Forum is to ensure that the metropolitan Detroit Jewish community is an educated and prepared electorate, especially when it comes to the most competitive races,” said Kurzmann. “We are particularly excited to welcome Melissa Weinberg Spence back to her hometown for this evening of informative discussions.”

The event is open to the public and advance registration is appreciated at jcrcajcforum2018.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Lauren Herrin at 248-642-2641 or herrin@jfmd.org.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, JCRC/AJC does not endorse or oppose any candidate for public office.