JCRC/AJC “builds a community of activists,” which includes Jewish and non-Jewish community members, leaders and organizations, by creating opportunities for hands-on social action.

In the effort of “tikkun olam,” or “repairing the world,” JCRC/AJC coordinates a variety of activities including school beautification projects, volunteering during Bookstock, tutoring children as part of the Detroit Jewish Coalition for Literacy (DJCL) and, in partnership with the Jewish Federation, the annual Mitzvah Day initiative. All of these opportunities provide unique insight into the different needs of metropolitan Detroit’s diverse population.

For information on potential volunteer opportunities email or call 248-642-5393.

Public Affairs

JCRC/AJC maintains a direct, on-going connection to public officials at the federal, state and local level, while remaining nonpartisan. Through meetings, targeted outreach and events, we strive to keep top decision-makers informed of important issues including Israel, immigration and voting rights. These topics are developed through our board of directors, made up of a broad spectrum of individuals, other Jewish and non-Jewish organizations and national Jewish agencies such as the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).


JCRC/AJC is the public face and voice of the metropolitan Detroit Jewish community at the local, state and national levels, advocating on a wide range of issues central to the Jewish conscience. Mobilizing Jews and non-Jews to action, often through coalitions the organization has created or joined, JCRC/AJC is proud to develop relationships with and serve as the liaison between legislators from both sides of the aisle and public-at-large.

Key Areas of Focus

If you are interested in learning more or getting involved locally, please reach out to Michael Kuper at To learn the latest about important issues and how you can make a difference via our national partners, visit AJC’s Take Action page and JCPA’s News and Alerts.

Policy Statements

Black Jewish Policy (PDF)

Uyghur Policy Paper (PDF)

Criminal Justice Reform in Michigan Policy (PDF)

Gun Violence Prevention Policy (PDF)