JCRC envisions a more just society by sustaining a strong and vibrant Jewish community in the United States and in Israel, and by enhancing that strength through collaboration with other communities.
Toward this end, JCRC's mission is to educate and advocate on issues of vital importance to the organized Jewish community based on consensus, civility and an expanded commitment to living Jewish values of social justice.
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These core values are the foundation of JCRC's mission and vision, informing our work in pursuit of a just society and secure Jewish future.
Repair of the World
Making the world a better place by helping all who need assistance.
Paths of Peace
Keeping peace with our neighbors by building strong relationships, promoting mutual respect and fostering understanding.
All Created in God's Image
Assuring that equal opportunity exists for individuals irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.
Kol Yisrael Arevim Zeh La Zeh
All in the House of Israel are Responsible for One Another
Mobilizing the community whenever Jews anywhere are in need of support and standing by a secure and vibrant Israel by promoting a strong America/Israel relationship based on the recognition of the State of Israel as the pluralistic, democratic, historical, cultural, religious, and national homeland of the Jewish people.
Lo Ta'amod Al Dam Rey'echa
Do Not Stand Idly By
Demonstrating a commitment to activism and amplifying the Jewish community’s voice on critical issues in the public sphere.
Im Ayn Ani Li, Mi Li? Uch She'ani Le'atzmi Mah Ani? Ve Im Lo Achshav, AyMatai?
If I am Not For Myself, Who Will Be For Me? If I am Only For Myself, What Am I? And If Not Now, When?
Advocating for Jewish community interests while collaborating with other faith, ethnic and emerging communities who share our mission, vision and goals.
Democratic and Pluralistic Vigilance
Protecting our democratic freedoms and celebrating diversity by helping create and maintain a welcoming environment for people of all backgrounds to freely express their culture, religion and beliefs.
Building Consensus and Speaking with a Collective and Civil Voice
Finding common ground among those with a broad range of religious affiliation, opinions, and ideology by facilitating constructive dialogue through common understanding and civility, and demonstrating leadership when vital interests are at stake.