Media Placements

January 2021

The Wondering Jew (MyJewishDetroit)

December 2020

Mitzvah Day (WXYZ-TV)

Antisemitism is on the rise in Michigan (Detroit Free Press)

Rep. Lawrence Partners with JCRC on Literacy Project (Detroit Jewish News)

Mitzvah Day 2020: A Little Different This Year (Detroit Jewish News)

The Civility Project (MyJewishDetroit)

Mitzvah Day, the 2020 Way (MyJewishDetroit)

November 2020

What our neighbors think of us… (Detroit Jewish News)

JCRC/AJC Provides Election Day Support (Detroit Jewish News)

Letters: Jews must condemn China’s… (The Detroit News)

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)

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 »

JCRC/AJC Statement Regarding Shooting in Jersey City

December 11, 2019 – The tragic story in Jersey City is still unfolding, but it seems clear that a Jewish kosher store was targeted, and a police officer and Jews were killed. JCRC/AJC has been in touch with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit to make sure that all security measures are taken to protect… Read more »

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 »