2018 ACTIVIST EVENT
Please join us at Adat Shalom Synagogue on Thursday, May 31 as we honor Dr. Melvyn Rubenfire and Karen Rubenfire with our 2018 Activist Award. The main program featuring Hon. Steven Rhodes, retired, United States Bankruptcy Judge, will begin at 7 p.m.
Reservations for the main program are $18 per person. A pre-glow strolling dinner will begin at 6 p.m. for sponsors and donors $180+. For reservations please click on the flyer below and select "Activist Award" from the drop down menu.
JCRC/AJC DENOUNCES REPORTED COMMENTS MADE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP
January 12, 2018 - We denounce the comments reportedly made by President Trump yesterday regarding immigrants from Haiti and some African countries. Throughout history, people have come to the United States in search of freedom and opportunity. America is a nation of immigrants, and there is no place for the nativist language that came out of the White House yesterday. JCRC/AJC will continue to stand up in defense of pluralism and in support of immigration policies that reflect our values.
JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL/AJC RESPONDS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATEMENT ON JERUSALEM__(December 2017)
The following statement was issued by David Kurzmann, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC.
“We support President Trump’s reaffirmation of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Consistent with the bipartisan Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, his statement advances Israel’s sovereign right to choose its capital. Jerusalem is home to the Knesset, the Supreme Court, as well as most Israeli government agencies. Today’s announcement is recognition of the simple truth that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is inexplicable that countries throughout the world have failed to acknowledge this reality.
We endorse direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians towards a two-state solution, which is consistent with the United States policy. Bilateral negotiations remain the best route to resolving all final status issues, and we are hopeful that the peace process will be renewed to this end. We are sensitive to the ramifications of this announcement and we hope and pray for peace in Jerusalem.”
JCRC/AJC: A Partnership for Community Relations and Jewish Advocacy, unites our community’s premiere community relations and advocacy organizations in Detroit, and expands the agency’s capacity to deliver quality initiatives and programs. Under the partnership, JCRC/AJC maintains a local focus but gains access to the outstanding resources of AJC. AJC’s worldwide network, which includes 10 international offices and 32 association agreements with Jewish communities around the world, brings a wealth of resources and program opportunities to this community.
The critical importance of developing collaborative relationships with our neighbors could not be more apparent or pressing at this time. Interfaith outreach and Israel advocacy efforts are seeing the greatest growth due to the partnership. Facing a rise in anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, we have re-committed this agency to its core mission – building bridges of understanding between the Jewish community and its neighbors. In doing so, we will stand up for Israel and the values that we hold dear, and increase understanding in the greater community. We invite you to help us do even more by becoming involved in our various programs and by financially supporting them.
To learn more about AJC and its global reach on behalf of the Jewish community, visit: www.ajc.org.
BOOKSTOCK 2018 IS APRIL 22-29 AT LAUREL PARK PLACE IN LIVONIA
Please call 248-645-7840, ext. 365 or click here to learn about book drop-off and collection dates and click here to sign-up to volunteer. Please note that while each day names a sponsor organization (JCRC/AJC's day is Sunday, April 22), you can work any day and shift and still earn credit for JCRC/AJC - just mark our name down!
Please reach out to Sandy Lippitt with any questions.
Learn more about many issues of concern to the American Jewish community by visiting the website of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).