Media Placements

October 2020

Jewish community advocates for human rights crisis in China (The Oakland Press)

Learn about the plight of the Uyghurs (Detroit Jewish News)

Make Your Vote Count In 2020 (MyJewishDetroit)

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- 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 »

March eNews Letter from Rabbi Lopatin

Dear Friends, Alicia has set such a beautiful tone of gratitude and I want to begin my note by thanking her for her leadership as JCRC/AJC president. She has truly been a mentor for me in my first six months with the organization. Even during this difficult time, Alicia’s smile, wisdom and positive attitude has permeated… Read more »

March 2020 E-news Letter

To our JCRC/AJC family, Today I wish to express gratitude. Honestly, it’s hard to find gratitude in these moments of chaos and confusion, fear and uncertainty. But on Monday night, I was able to go on Zoom and participate in the Glazer Institute’s program, which we were a partner on, listening to one of my… Read more »

Aspects of Muslim and Jewish Religious Freedom to Be Discussed

January 16, 2020 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC and the Michigan Muslim Community Council will host its 5th Annual “A Shared Future” Lecture Series with Wayne State University Professors Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan. This year’s topic is “Are We Religiously Free in America?” “A Shared Future” will consist of three presentations all beginning at… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Response to Attack in Monsey

December 29, 2019 – Late last night, following the conclusion of a Hanukkah candle-lighting in a Chasidic rabbi’s home in Monsey, in upstate New York, a masked man entered the residence and stabbed five people with a machete. Those in attendance then began throwing tables and chairs to fend off the attacker who then ran… Read more »