J Street Minnesota
J Street Minnesota promotes a safe, secure and democratic Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people, alongside a geographically and economically viable state of Palestine as a homeland for the Palestinian people. We seek to demonstrate that the pro-Israel, pro-peace view is the position of large numbers of Jews in Minnesota. We work to exercise our civic duty as Americans, communicating with our own government about American diplomatic policy that we believe is most helpful to Israel, and to expand the dialogue about Israel and her needs in the Twin Cities Jewish community. Visit our website for our current mission and principles, as well as recent press releases.
Jewish Community Action
2324 University Ave. W, Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55114
Executive Director: Beth Gendler
Jewish Community Action’s mission is to bring Jewish people from diverse traditions and perspectives together to promote understanding of and take action on social and economic justice issues in Minnesota.
Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC)
12 N. 12th St., Suite 480
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Executive Director: Steve Hunegs
President: Judy Cook
The JCRC builds relationships to fight antisemitism and bigotry; educates about Judaism, Israel, antisemitism and the Holocaust; advocates for Jewish values and priorities; and safeguards our community.
JCRC — Community Security
Director: Rob Allen, email@example.com
The JCRC continues to grow its Community Safety & Security program and adapt our services to meet our community’s needs during the pandemic. To protect against physical and — increasingly, with many Jewish organizations operating in a remote working environment — cyber threats, the JCRC provides security protocols, trainings, facility assessments, grant guidance, funding and threat analysis to the Jewish community. Simultaneously, we further serve our Jewish communities by fostering strong relationships with law enforcement on all levels: federal, state, county and local. We work with government agencies, foundations and other faith organizations to strengthen security for all communities.
JCRC — Justice Squared Commission
Program Director: Sami Rahamin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Justice Squared Commission works in partnership with the JCRC Public Policy Steering Committee to gather community input, recommend policy proposals to the Policy Steering Committee, and execute programming consistent with our legislative, social justice and public policy missions.
JCRC — Speakers Bureau
Co-Directors: Sally Abrams, email@example.com; Holly Brod Farber, firstname.lastname@example.org; Susie Greenberg, email@example.com
Who is bringing the stories of Judaism, Israel and the Holocaust to thousands of our fellow neighbors every year? The JCRC Speakers Bureau: a team of intrepid volunteers and dedicated professional staff who can be found at schools, churches and civic groups across the Twin Cities and well beyond. Whether they are explaining Jewish beliefs and practice, sharing their family’s personal Holocaust survivor story, delving into the Israeli-Palestinian issue, educating about the dangers of antisemitism or discussing the landmark Jewish-Catholic reconciliation (Nostra Aetate), JCRC speakers bring needed context and humanity to audiences grappling with complex topics.
JCRC — Twin Cities Jewish Community Government Affairs Program
Director: Ethan Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minneapolis Jewish Federation, St. Paul Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas fund a proactive, strategic government affairs program. As part of the Government Affairs program, a community lobbyist works with lay and professional leadership to create an annual government affairs agenda.
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