Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

About JCRC

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the umbrella body for 43 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area and is the community relations arm of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. As a member of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the JCRC serves as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community in addressing the mandate of the Jewish community relations field.

  • JCRC advocates on behalf of the Jewish community and engages civic and community organizations, government officials and the media.
  • JCRC develops policies that reflect the concerns of the Chicago Jewish Community. JCRC coordinates special interest programming and sponsors community wide celebrations and commemorations.
  • JCRC responds to individual inquiries and concerns while providing community resources and other informational assistance.

JCRC Board Members

JCRC Chair

  • David T. Brown
Vice Chairs
  • Emily Berman Pevnick
  • Stacey Flint
  • Naomi Gitlin
  • David Goldenberg
  • Rabbi Aaron Melman
  • Andrea Muchin
  • Michael Rothstein
  • Jason Secore

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