Press Releases

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 »

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 »