Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


Public Affairs

With decades of experience, JCRC is the go-to public affairs organization for the Jewish community and a trusted liaison with political and civic leaders. As a convener and advocate, JCRC cultivates the Jewish community’s commitment to Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), providing opportunities for activism and advocacy for the causes we believe in. JCRC is proud to work and build coalitions with interfaith and interethnic partners on issues of shared concern, united by our common pursuit of a just society.

The San Francisco Interfaith Council is blessed to count the JCRC as a valued partner. The contributions made by JCRC to interfaith work in San Francisco, in general, and to advancing the mission of the SFIC, in particular, cannot be overstated.  Luminaries at the JCRC were visionaries in the SFIC’s founding and continue to lead the way in engaging ethnically and religiously diverse groups, providing sensible leadership on issues of controversy or concern, and enhancing the quality of life in San Francisco.”

-Michael G. Pappas, Executive Director, San Francisco Interfaith Council

What's New

18 Days, 18 Actions Against Gun Violence

On June 12, 2016, the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was stormed by an armed gunman. He killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in the bloodiest attack of its kind in the history of the nation. In response to this immense tragedy, JCRC enacted an ambitious social media campaign advocating for "18 Days of Action Against Gun Violence." #18days, as it became known on social media, offered participants 18 different actions and educational resources related to violence prevention and gun control. The approach garnered tens of thousands of impressions on social media and hundreds of direct interactions. It was also picked up for a story in the J Weekly, "Bay Area Jewish groups push for gun control measures."

What can you do?

Although no longer in progress, the campaign page is still active. If you have not had a chance to participate, you can begin your own 18 days today!

Click here to learn more about JCRC's Gun Control and Gun Violence consensus statement. Thank you for your activism!

Past Campaigns

Year of Civil Discourse