Press Releases

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 »

JCRC/AJC Response to Shooting at Chabad of Poway

April 29 – JCRC/AJC is horrified by the act of terror that took place at Chabad of Poway over the weekend. We mourn for Lori Gilbert-Kaye, the casualty of the shooting, and we pray for the wounded. The horror of another synagogue being targeted on Shabbat, on the last day of Passover, and on the… Read more »

Community Advocate Howard Brown to Receive JCRC/AJC Activist Award, May 20

April 5 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will honor Howard Brown with its 2019 Activist Award on Monday, May 20 at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, Mich. A strolling dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the award presentation and a conversation, titled “Surviving Social Media: Interfaith Engagement in the Digital Age,”… Read more »

Award-Winning Israeli Documentary Filmmaker To Discuss ISIS at Feb. 6 Event

January 24, 2019 – Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s Israel & Overseas department will welcome Itai Anghel, one of Israel’s most prominent TV journalists, to Temple Beth El (7400 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills) on Wednesday, February 6. His presentation, “ISIS – The Day After: A Look from Within,” will begin… Read more »