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May 2022

Religious groups gather to show unity, call for action as hate crimes rise (WDIV-TV)

Jewish Groups Mobilize to get Reproductive Rights Issue on Michigan Ballot (Detroit Jewish News)

Community Connect (CW 50 Detroit)

Faces & Places: Diplomatic Seder (Detroit Jewish News)

April 2022

Rising anti-Semitic incidents in Michigan concerns Jewish community leaders (WXYZ-TV)

More gatherings mean third pandemic Passover ‘a lot freer’… (The Detroit News)

Passover, Easter, Ramadan: Celebrating faith through commonalities (WXYZ-TV)

On the Eve of Passover, Ramadan and Easter: A Call for Peace Security and Safety for the People of Israel (Detroit Jewish News)

March 2022

The Surprising Power of Diplomacy (Detroit Jewish News)

Community members, nonprofit groups band together to support Ukraine (The Oakland Press)

February 2022

Stop Attacking People, Start Attacking Issues (Nu?Detroit)

Hamtramck City Council Condemns Antisemitism (Detroit Jewish News)

JCRC/AJC Takes Muslim and Jewish Students on a Trip They’ll Never Forget (Detroit Jewish News)

Opinion: We took Jewish and Muslim students to the UAE; here’s what they learned (The Detroit News)

January 2022

Races in Redrawn Michigan (Nu?Detroit)

Detroit to Dubai: Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (Nu?Detroit)

Texas Hostage Aftermath: Examining the Courage Required to be a Rabbi, Community Support, Antisemitism and Security (Detroit Jewish News)






Shine a Light on Antisemitism (MyJewishDetroit)

Faces & Places: Mitzvah Weekend (The Jewish News)

Faces & Places: Shine a Light on Antisemitism (The Jewish News)

Religious groups stand together after Texas hostage situation (WJRT-TV)

Rabbi held hostage at Texas synagogue is Michigan native (WDIV-TV)

Rabbi reportedly being held hostage in Texas is originally from Michigan (Detroit Free Press)

Michigan native among those who were held hostage at Texas synagogue (WDIV-TV)

Dubai Interfaith Fellowship Mission is Underway (Detroit Jewish News)

Michigan redistricting sets up close races across the state (Jewish Insider)

Jewish groups, voters poised for large role in Levin-Stevens showdown in Michigan (Jewish Insider)

December 2021

Looking Back – A Holiday Tradition (Detroit Jewish News)

Jewish community, other faiths giving back during Mitzvah Weekend with common goal (WXYZ)

Mitzvah Day volunteers give back at annual Christmas Day event (The Detroit News)

Jewish, Muslim volunteers deliver gifts to kids in Southwest Detroit on Christmas Day (Detroit Free Press)

Faces & Places: Hanukkah Diwali (Detroit Jewish News)

Faces & Places: JCRC/AJC Hosts Media (Detroit Jewish News)

Interested in giving back? Volunteer opportunities for Mitzvah Weekend 2021 (

Jewish Group Expands Volunteer Mitzvah Day (Oakland Press)

An Interfaith Festival of Lights celebration in Michigan (miindia)

How Good it Is When We Can Sit Down Together (Psalms 133) (Nu?Detroit)

Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity Thrives on a Simple Concept: Friendship (Nu?Detroit)

November 2021

Mitzvah Day Now Mitzvah Weekend (Detroit Jewish News)

Menorah in the D Returns to In-Person Celebration as Danny Fenster… (Detroit Jewish News)

Adat Shalom plans Hanukkah celebration with parade to Jewish Senior Life (The Oakland Press)

Michigan Jews find creative fun, unity in second pandemic Hanukkah (The Detroit News)

College students not aware of Holocaust (WWJ-AM)

October 2021

Faith leaders, lawmakers join in prayer with members of vandalized Rochester Hills mosque (The Detroit News)

Shalom Hartman Institute and JCRC/AJC to Convene New Leadership Group After Successful Pilot (Detroit Jewish News)

September 2021

Rep. Rashida Tlaib sparks controversy in heated debate over funding for Israel (WDIV-TV)

West Bloomfield congregation hosts interactive family service for High Holy Days (The Oakland Press)

Metro Detroit Jews mark 2nd Rosh Hashana in pandemic (The Detroit News)






Rosh Hashanah (WWJ-AM – around 2:47)

In a World Falling Apart, Have Some Honey (Nu Detroit)

Guest Column: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Reflections on Jewish Unity Before the New Year (Detroit Jewish News)

August 2021

Jewish community members react to Nazi salute… (The Oakland Press)

Person removed from Birmingham Board of Education meeting after using Nazi salute (WDIV-TV)

Carl Levin Was a Community Relations Senator (Detroit Jewish News)

June 2021

Three-Day Whirlwind: My Lightening Mission to Israel to Show Solidarity for a Shared Society (Detroit Jewish News)

Bloomfield Hills Rabbi visits Israel with message of shared society (The Oakland Press)

Honoring Two Ladies with a Heart of Gold (My Jewish Detroit)

Fighting Back: How to Combat Misinformation… (Detroit Jewish News)

Antisemitic Hate and Israeli Geopolitical Criticism Are Two Very Different Things (WDET-FM Detroit Today”)

Stand Up To Antisemitism (WDIV-TV, last 30 seconds)

Jewish community holds rally against antisemitism in West Bloomfield, calls for unity (Detroit Free Press)

Jewish community speaks out against antisemitism at W. Bloomfield Twp. rally (The Detroit News)

United Against Antisemitism: Community-Wide Rally Urges Action Against Hatred (Detroit Jewish News)

Jewish groups in metro Detroit to hold protest against antisemitism (Detroit Free Press)

Leaders for Tomorrow Accepting Applications for Second Cohort (Detroit Jewish News)

Stand Up to Antisemitism Rally Set for Sunday, June 6 (Detroit Jewish News)

Domestic and International Muslim/Jewish Relations Topic of Annual Lecture Series

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee – Detroit (JCRC/AJC), the Michigan Muslim Community Council and Muslim Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) Detroit will host its 6th Annual “A Shared Future” Lecture Series with Wayne State University Professors Howard Lupovitch and Saeed Khan. This year’s topic is “Exploring Muslim-Jewish Relations Domestically and Internationally.”… Read more »

A Shabbat Message from Rabbi Asher Lopatin

Dear Friends of JCRC/AJC, On this Erev Shabbat, just a week before our Holiday of Freedom, America continues to come to terms with the tragedy of the horrific murders in Atlanta. In this most difficult time, the Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee (JCRC/AJC) of Detroit expresses our support for the Asian American and Pacific… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement on Iran’s Activities

JCRC/AJC joins organizations throughout the world to condemn Iran and its leaders for continuing to violate international obligations and commitments and, most recently, accelerating its aim to manufacture nuclear weapons by resuming 20 percent uranium enrichment. In a fragrant act of incitement earlier this week, Iran seized a flagged oil tanker belonging to South Korea in… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement on the U.S. Capitol Riots

Friends, our country was sullied yesterday by a vicious attack on our land’s most sacred building, putting those we entrusted with our democratic system at risk by a mob incited by our country’s very own leader. This can never be tolerated, even by nonpartisan organizations like our own. We condemn the misuse of leadership. We condemn… Read more »

Southfield Students to Receive Literacy Boost in Partnership with Rep. Lawrence and Jewish Community

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Ensuring young students receive the proper tools to be fully literate by the end of the third grade is of utmost importance to school districts across Michigan. Per a study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, students who were not proficient in reading by that time, were four times more likely… Read more »