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Jimmy’s Kids

An Open Letter to the Detroit Community

As leaders in the Muslim and Jewish communities of Metro Detroit, we unambiguously condemn the tragic killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, an innocent and well-respected reporter for Al-Jazeerah. We call for a thorough and transparent investigation to determine who is responsible for herdeath and call for those responsible to bear the full weight of justice.… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement Condemning Latest Violence in Israel

March 29, 2022 – Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee (JCRC/AJC) – Detroit has been actively monitoring the current wave of terrorism against Israeli citizens over the past week, which has tragically now claimed 11 victims, the largest number in Israel since 2006. We condemn this violence in the strongest possible terms and pray for… Read more »


Jewish Community Relations Council/American Jewish Committee (JCRC/AJC) will mark its 25th Annual Mitzvah Day, which takes place on Christmas Day, by hosting it for the entire holiday weekend, beginning Friday, December 24 and ending Sunday, December 26. The traditionally daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Called Mitzvah Weekend… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Statement on the Oxford High School Shooting

November 30, 2021 – We are saddened and horrified by the gun violence that occurred this afternoon at Oxford High School, which left three innocent people dead, and others injured. We are grateful to the law enforcement officials who acted swiftly, within five minutes, to apprehend the 15-year-old suspect. As we continue to learn what led… Read more »