Press Releases

Statements of support from our interfaith partners following the Temple Beth El incident:


The Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity exists to speak up against racism and antisemitism andto promote solidarity between the two communities. The incident at Temple Beth El last Friday- when a man pulled into the parking lot and spewed hateful statements – is a powerful andpainful lesson that our unity isn’t just a helpful… Read more »

JCRC/AJC Detroit and JCRC Ann Arbor’s joint statement on threats against Jewish Michigan

Antisemitism reared its ugly head yet again – this time by an individual in Texas, who madethreats against Jewish officials and elected politicians in the state of Michigan. We are gratefulthe FBI and other law enforcement authorities worked hard and fast to apprehend the personwho made these threats. Sadly, these kinds of hateful statements andInterfaith institutions release joint statement on the horrific shooting at Michigan State

We were horrified by the news out of East Lansing earlier this week. The deaths of ArielleAnderson, Brian Fraser, and Alexandria Verner have a left gaping hole in our hearts that cannoteven begin to be filled by thoughts or prayers. Their deaths must be followed by actions thatprevent similar heinous crimes in the future andJCRC/AJC statement on the horrific shooting at Michigan State University

JCRC/AJC is horrified by the news out of East Lansing on Monday evening. The victims’ familiesof this tragic and senseless shooting are in our thoughts and prayers. May their memories be ablessing. We also pray for a speedy recovery for those injured in the attack.It is every parent’s worst nightmare to receive a text that… Read more »

Follow Up Statement on Bloomfield Hills High School Incident

JCRC/AJC welcomes Bloomfield Hills Schools Superintendent Pat Watson’s most recent letter regardingthe antisemitic incident at Bloomfield Hills High School. Watson recognized serious mistakes weremade, took ownership of what went wrong and committed to a number of corrective actions which wefeel will be effective in making sure incidents like this will not occur again. We are… Read more »