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

YOU can help unaccompanied minors here in the Bay Area

This summer, thousands of unaccompanied minors fled gang violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, enduring horrific experiences on their journey to the United States. They have come in hopes of finding their families and a life without fear and violence. Once in the United States, they still need legal assistance as they go through the harrowing and confusing process of trying to get refugee status in order to make the United States their home.

As Jews, we know what it means to be an immigrant, and we too have been refugees. Our tradition teaches us the importance of welcoming the stranger. We must take action on behalf of the hundreds of kids, right here in the Bay Area, who need our help as they await deportation hearings in court.

What can you do?

Are you a lawyer?
Become a pro bono attorney.

Do you speak Spanish?
Become a volunteer translator.

Please email our partners at Legal Services for Children at for more details.

Click here to learn more about JCRC's Immigration consensus statement.

Thank you for your activism.