Media Placements

September 2020

High holiday celebrations will accommodate COVID-19 precautions (The Oakland Press)

Groups Mark Black-Jewish Unity Week, Amid Rising Tensions (The Jewish News)

August 2020

Jewish social justice activist speaks at upcoming virtual event (The Oakland Press)

Susannah Heschel on “Racism and the Jews: History, Conscience and the Future” (Detroit Jewish News)

July 2020

Here’s our new legislative partnership… (Michigan Advance)

Bloomfield Hills’ JCRC/AJC Names Seth D. Gould President (dBusiness)

May 2020

Don’t trivialize the Holocaust in protests… (Detroit Free Press)

April 2020

Lansing Demonstrators Protest… (Detroit Jewish News)
Detroit’s Jewish community ‘condemns’ (WDIV-TV)
Bringing People Together (MyJewishDetroit)
A very different time (The Detroit News)
Jewish communities relax laws to connect with family during Passover (The Oakland Press)
In an Era of Social Isolation, Make our Seders More Inclusive than Ever (Detroit Jewish News)

March 2020

Houses of worship say their prayers to in-person services (The Detroit News)
A great Jewish and American tradition… (Detroit Jewish News)
Israeli scholar Yossi Klein Halevi (Oakland Press)
Opinion: Don’t boycott Israel just… (The Detroit News)

February 2020

Farrakhan takes on America… (The Detroit News)
Led by Farrakhan… (Detroit Free Press)
Jewish Groups Host Documentary… (Detroit Jewish News)
Jewish, Muslim councils discuss religious freedom in America (Oakland Press)

January 2020

Hundreds gather in Farmington Hills (C&G News)
Trump’s Mideast plan… (The Detroit News)
Rabbi Capers Funnye Touches on Important Topics…(Detroit Jewish News)
Opinion: Condemn cancerous anti-semitism (The Detroit News)
The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36 (Detroit Jewish News)
Recent events stoke concerns of rising anti-Semitism (Oakland Press)
Community Unites Against Anti-Semitism at Forum (Detroit Jewish News)
Farmington Hills forum looks at… (The Detroit News)
A Shared Future (MyJewishDetroit)
Opinion: Detroiters should condemn hateful anti-semitism (Detroit News)
JCRC/AJC’s #JewishandProud Day (Detroit Jewish News)
Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity’s Holiday Party (Detroit Jewish News)

December

Mitzvah Day draws interfaith volunteers… (The Detroit News)
Mitzvah Day brings hundreds of volunteers… (Detroit Free Press)
Mitzvah Day 2019 (WDIV-TV, starts at 3:42)
Mitzvah Day draws hundreds of volunteers in metro Detroit (WXYZ-TV)
Mixed families get the best of both worlds with Christmas and Hanukkah (The Oakland Press)
Metro Detroit Jews give back on Christmas (Detroit News)
Mitzvah Day on TV 20
Mitzvah Day on WXYZ-TV
WWJ Difference Maker (WWJ-AM)
From Bags to Butterflies (My Jewish Detroit)
Mitzvah Day: A Detroit Tradition (My Jewish Detroit)

November

Registration Open for Christmas Day Volunteering Projects (Associated Press)
White Supremacy is Resurgent… (Detroit Jewish News)
Congressional Caucus for Black and Jewish… (Detroit Jewish News)
Anti-Semitism, extremism focus of talk… (The Detroit News)
Heads Together: To Study, To Inspire, To Lead (My Jewish Detroit)
Local Catholics, Jews gather to… (Detroit Catholic)
Communicating with your child about antisemitism (Detroit Jewish News)

October

A year after Pittsburgh massacre (Detroit News)
As hate crimes increase, we must unite against bigotry (Detroit Free Press)
Experts discuss historic connections between Christians and Jews (The Oakland Press)
Show Up For Shabbat remembers horror of 2018 Pittsburgh mass shooting (The Oakland Press)
Resilience and Strength After Pittsburgh (Detroit Jewish News)
Working Together (Detroit Jewish News)

September

Jewish Community Relations Council names new executive director (Crain’s Detroit Business)
When do we partner? When do we not? (Detroit Jewish News)
Forum in Southfield addresses barriers to re-entering society for ex-convicts (Oakland Press)
Strangers in our Midst (TBE Bulletin)

August

Groups to launch criminal justice reform initiative (Legal News)
Justice for all (Detroit Jewish News)
Night of Learning (Detroit Jewish News)

JCRC/AJC Statement on Israel/UAE Agreement

More engagement, relations and dialogue are always beneficial on local, national and international levels. No matter our disagreements, we always do better when we can come together with respect and civility to talk about our perspectives. In fact, Jewish tradition is filled with big-time arguments in the Talmud – the rabbinic writings – and even… Read more »

Seth D. Gould Named President of JCRC/AJC

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. –  The Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) has named Seth D. Gould as president. The announcement was made by Executive Director Rabbi Asher Lopatin. Gould joined the organization in 2011, when it was AJC Detroit. He continued after the nonprofit partnered with the Jewish Community Relations Council to… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement Regarding the Murder of George Floyd and Recent Protests

The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC stands in solidarity and partnership with the African American community, decrying the horrific murder of George Floyd and the racism that tragically still engulfs our nation and even permeates so many of our police forces. We pledge to work with the religious, civic and political leaders in the African American… Read more »

Welcome from Seth Gould

Greetings JCRC/AJC family! Beginning today, I have the honor of serving as board president of JCRC/AJC. I’m following in the footsteps of my parents and grandparents who each played an active leadership role in the Detroit Jewish community, through their respective synagogues, temples, and Jewish communal agencies. My family on both sides first came to… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement- Hate Imagery During “Operation Gridlock”

April 16, 2020 – At a protest yesterday in Lansing, several people demonstrating as part of “Operation Gridlock” used flags and posters featuring swastikas and verbiage comparing Governor Gretchen Whitmer to Adolf Hitler, as well as the Confederate battle flag. Regardless of one’s political views, the use of such imagery and symbolism is inexcusable. The Nazi imagery… Read more »