Press Releases

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 »