Media Placements

November 2018

Gil Hoffman and David Kurzmann on “The Frank Beckmann Show” (WJR-AM)
Gil Hoffman on “Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson” (WDET-FM)

October 2018

Jews in Michigan are anxious but determined to show up for services (Detroit Free Press)
A GOP Rising… (The Forward)
Jewish Groups from both parties… (CNN)
The Craig Fahle Show (starts at 1 hour mark)
Rabbis reflecting on Pittsburgh shooting… (Oakland Press)
Local Jewish Community Reacts to Mass Shooting (WXYZ-TV)
At least 11 dead in massacre… (WJBK-TV)
Police increasing security at Metro Detroit synagogues after Pittsburgh shooting (WDIV-TV)
Metro Detroit Jewish Community reacts to Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting (WWJ-AM)
WWJ-AM Podcast
Guy Gordon (WJR-AM)
Frank Beckmann (WJR-AM)
Metro Detroit’s Jewish community: Unintimidated after Pittsburgh shooting (Detroit Free Press)
Guest Column: JCRC/AJC Endorses Proposals 2 & 3 (Detroit Jewish News)

August 2018

Essay: Be a Voter (Detroit Jewish News)
Attorney on the Frontline (My Jewish Detroit)

June 2018

Zero Tolerance Policy is Inhumane (Detroit Jewish News)
“Flashpoint” Interview with Ambassador Ron Dermer (WDIV-TV)
Rabbi’s call prompts campaign to help former Jewish sector of Detroit (The Detroit News)

May 2018

Amy’s Angels (FOX 2)
Interfaith iftar, 5K run build bonds in Metro Detroit (The Detroit News)
Israel, At 70, maintains strong ties to Metro Detroit (Detroit Free Press)
Father Daughter Team (MyJewishDetroit)

April 2018

4th grade winner of Bookstock’s B.E.S.T. writing awards (WDIV-TV)
Royal Oak baker’s pineapple cupcakes win Bookstock recipe contest (Detroit Free Press)
Rubin: For real books, ‘The End’ is not yet near (The Detroit News)
Bookstock 2018 Expects to Raise $2 Million for Local Literacy Projects (WDET-FM)
Bookstock 2018 (“American Black Journal” on DPTV)
Spotlight on the News: A Shared Future (WXYZ-TV)

March 2018

Passover: Detroit Style (Detroit Jewish News)
Jerusalem focus of ‘Shared Future’ lecture series (The Detroit News)
A Shared Future Interview (WJR-AM’s “Guy Gordon Show”)
A Shared Future Interview (WDET-FM’s “Detroit Today”)
Speaking With One Voice – Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity (Detroit Jewish News)
If Not Now, When? (My Jewish Detroit)

February 2018

Black Jewish Coalition marks Black History Month with inaugural event in Detroit (WDIV-TV)
Coalition focuses on unity against racism (The Detroit News)
Detroit-Area Coalition Seeks to Curb Racism, Anti-Semitism (Associated Press)
Bookstock 2018 (Comcast Newsmakers)

January 2018

3 congregations highlight the legacy of MLK (The Detroit News)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (WJR-AM)
Interfaith Gathering to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ahead of MLK Day (WDET-FM)

December 2017

Mitzvah Day volunteers work to help others (The Detroit News)
Metro Detroit’s Mitzvah Day volunteers spread hope, charity in Jewish tradition (Detroit Free Press)
Metro Detroit Jewish, Muslim volunteers perform good deeds on Christmas (WXYZ-TV)
David Kurzmann talks Mitzvah Day with Paul W. Smith (WJR-AM)
Live in the D: Mitzvah Day (WDIV-TV)
Board Officer Erica Peresman Discusses Mitzvah Day (WXYZ-TV)
Local reaction to President Trump’s Jerusalem-Israel’s-capital announcement (Detroit Jewish News)
‘Touchy subject’: Trump decision on Jerusalem met with praise, scorn in metro Detroit (Detroit Free Press)
Andy Levin Announces His Candidacy As His Father Retires (Detroit Jewish News)
The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC hosted its annual luncheon for Detroit media (Detroit Jewish News)
How Jews On The Left And The Right Are Empowering BDS (Detroit Jewish News)
FBI: Reported hate crimes spike 29% in Michigan, which had 4t highest nationally (Detroit Free Press)
Jews in the D: Finding Common Ground (Detroit Jewish News)
Jewish, Hindu communities United for first joint Hanukkah-Diwali celebration in Michigan (Detroit Free Press)

November 2017

Metro Detroit Jews, Hindus celebrate ‘Common Ground’ (The Detroit News)
ADL and other reports show “significant bump” in incidents locally, nationally (Detroit Jewish News)
Middle East expert Aaron David Miller shares his thoughts on America, Israel and the Middle East (Detroit Jewish News)
Detroit 2020 Person of the Week Howard Brown works to combat hate (WXYZ-TV)
Midwest Diplomatic Marathon (Detroit Jewish News)

October 2017

Muslims, Jews gather in Metro Detroit to forge bonds (The Detroit News)
Jews, Muslims in metro Detroit address hate crimes: ‘It’s getting scary’ (Detroit Free Press)
Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council in town (WDIV-TV)

September 2017

Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council to make first visit to metro Detroit next week (Crain’s Detroit Business)
Allan Gale retires after decades of service with JCRC/AJC (Detroit Jewish News)

Annual Christmas Day Tradition Continues

November 14, 2018 –Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its 22nd Annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas Day at nonprofit organizations throughout metropolitan Detroit. The word “mitzvah” is Hebrew for “commandment,” and commonly refers to performing a good deed. The daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. On Tuesday,… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Responds to Surge of Violence in Israel

November 13, 2018 – The Jewish community of metropolitan Detroit stands in solidarity with Israel as it faces the worst surge of violence since the 2014 Hamas-Israel war.  More than 400 rockets have been fired by Hamas at civilian targets in southern Israel over the past 24 hours. While Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System… Read more »

Update: Community Solidarity Events in Honor of Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018 – As a follow up to our email this afternoon, we are writing to share an update about community solidarity gatherings taking place this week. A list of vigils confirmed to take place throughout the community can be found below. Monday, October 29 6 p.m.: Community-Wide Vigil in Capitol Park – JCRC/AJC… Read more »

We Mourn the Victims in Pittsburgh and Stand in Solidarity

October 28, 2018 – JCRC/AJC mourns the 11 Jews murdered at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh yesterday. We pray for those wounded, including the police officers who were injured in the line of duty. The horror of a synagogue being targeted on Shabbat, on the morning of a bris, is the worst nightmares of our… Read more »

Community Briefing: Response to Events at the University of Michigan

October 10, 2018 – Over the past few weeks, events have unfolded at the University of Michigan that are deeply troubling. First, a professor reversed his decision to provide a letter of recommendation to a student wishing to study abroad when he learned that the student intended to study in Tel Aviv. Second, a guest… Read more »