Media Placements

December

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)

July

Rabbis to hold community conversation… (The Oakland Press)
Metro Detroit faithful show support for immigrants, refugees (Detroit News)
Anti-Semitic flyers posted in… (Detroit Free Press)
Metro Detroit Muslims, Jews work together to raise…(FOX 2)
Black-Jewish Community Growth (Detroit Jewish News)

May

Faces & Places: Diplomatic and Interfaith Seder (Detroit Jewish News)
Howard Brown to be honored (Detroit Jewish News)
Muslim and Jewish leaders in SE MI stand together… (Michigan Radio)

April

Interview on the “Guy Gordon Show” re: Chabad of Poway (WJR-AM)
Interview on “The Frank Beckmann Show” re: Chabad of Poway (WJR-AM)
WDIV-TV Interview re: Chabad of Poway
Bloomfield Hills’ Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC to Present Howard Brown with 2019 Activist Award (dBusiness)
How Oakland Co.’s Orthodox… (Detroit Free Press)
Metro Detroit measles outbreak prompts push… (WDIV-TV)

March

Spotlight on the News (WXYZ-TV-click on third picture, starts at 12:00)
New Zealand Mosque Massacre (Detroit Jewish News)
House vote on condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry (WJR-AM)
A Shared Future on “Stateside” (Michigan Radio)
Jewish, Muslim migration explored in ‘Shared Future’ lecture series (Detroit News)
Detroit-Area Lectures Explore Jewish, Muslim Immigration (Associated Press)

February

Arab Americans and Muslims remember John Dingell as a friend (Detroit Free Press)

January 2019

Israeli Filmmaker Itai Anghel To Discuss ISIS (Jewish News)
22nd Annual Mitzvah Day (Jewish News)

December 2018

Interfaith volunteers give back on Mitzvah Day (Detroit News)
Mitzvah Day (WDIV-TV)
Metro Detroiters Spread Cheer (Detroit Free Press)
Mitzvah Day 2018 Aims to ‘focus on the common good’ (Detroit News)
Mitzvah Day with Frank Beckmann (WJR-AM)
Good deeds go a long way on regional Mitzvah Day (C&G Newspapers)
Volunteers to Help Detroit-Area Nonprofits on Christmas Day (Associated Press)

Hundreds of Volunteers to Visit Local Nonprofits During Annual Mitzvah Day

December 5, 2019 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its 23rd Annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas, Wednesday, December 25, at nonprofit organizations throughout Detroit and its surrounding communities. The daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Beginning as early as 6:30 a.m., more than 600 volunteers of… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Names Rabbi Asher Lopatin Executive Director

September 17, 2019 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) has named Rabbi Asher Lopatin its new executive director effective immediately. The announcement was made by Board President Alicia B. Chandler. Rabbi Asher Lopatin is the founding director of the Detroit Center for Civil Discourse, a nonprofit designed to bring diverse people together in enriching dialogue,… Read more »

Statements on Recent Events

August 21, 2019 – The following are the statements which AJC made following events of the past week: AJC Response on Israeli Decision to Bar Reps. Omar and Tlaib from Entering (August 15) American Jewish Committee (AJC) CEO David Harris issued the following statement in response to the Israeli government’s announcement: As long-time friends and… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement on Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

August 5, 2019 – The Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC grieves with the communities of El Paso and Dayton following this weekend’s mass murders. That such crimes have become commonplace in our American society is a tragedy and we call on government at every level to take action without delay. While the motivations behind the murders… Read more »

Community Briefing: A Security Update

May 8 – Last week we observed Yom HaShoah, a remembrance of the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. Sadly, the admonition to ‘never forget’ is unnecessary in a world where hatred and violence directed towards the Jewish people remains commonplace. The assaults on the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego and the… Read more »