Intergroup and Interfaith Relations

As the liaison between the Detroit Jewish community and the public at large, JCRC works to maintain and improve ongoing relationships with major ethnic, religious, racial and civic groups in metropolitan Detroit. JCRC’s outreach to ethnic groups including the African American, Hispanic, Chaldean and Arab communities enables us to collaborate on issues, such as minority rights and immigration reform. Among the intergroup organizations that JCRC partners with or participates in are the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, New Detroit, Inc. and the Chaldean Federation of America.

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JCRC works regularly with metro Detroit’s diverse faith communities to promote mutual understanding, respect and cooperation. We have close working relationships with the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Interfaith Leadership Council.

Through JCRC, members of the Jewish community participate in a broad range of community programs that provide face-to-face and hands-on encounters with diverse groups of their non-Jewish neighbors.
Horwitz and Thompson

ewish News publisher Arthur Horwitz and Michigan Chronicle editor Bankole Thompson
Jewish News publisher Arthur Horwitz and Michigan Chronicle editor Bankole Thompson, talk about historic links between the Jewish and African American communities at the Jewish Council for Publish Affairs June 2011 Mission to Detroit. 


Interfaith Fair
Jewish and Muslim health care providers at an interfaith health fair organized by JCRC and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan.


Chaldean community leaders
Chaldean community leaders brief JCRC's board of directors about challenges facing the Chaldean community.