Who We Are


As the public affairs voice of the Jewish community, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) fights antisemitism and prejudice, safeguards the Jewish community, advocates for Israel, provides Holocaust education, promotes tolerance and social justice, and builds bridges across the Jewish and broader communities

  • Serves as the central public affairs voice of the Jewish community to elected officials, the media, government agencies, and other religious, ethnic and cultural groups;
  • Represents the Jewish community’s interests on significant legislative, social justice, and public policy issues in a non-partisan manner;
  • Promotes and facilitates the security of the Jewish community and Jewish institutions, and assists community members dealing with discrimination;
  • Educates and mobilizes the Jewish community for Israel advocacy;
  • Encourages and facilitates open dialogue and consensus among the Jewish community’s diverse religious, political and social perspectives;
  • Provides Holocaust education and diversity programming;
  • Remembers the victims and honors the survivors of the Holocaust;
  • Sponsors community and educational forums; and
  • Partners with local and national non-profit, interfaith, and Jewish coalitions.