The Power of Community

A video still from interview with Kotarah Cooper for JCRCs Building Bridges of Understanding series about social action.

Building Bridges of Understanding Series: Kotarah Cooper

Jewish Silicon Valley’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) recently launched its new YouTube series, “Building Bridges of Understanding,” with an interview featuring our very own JCRC Chair, Kotarah Cooper.

In the fight against antisemitism, the Jewish Community Relations Council takes a proactive approach based on the idea that attitudes and behavior can change through education and information.

Additionally, the JCRC does not just focus on the fight against antisemitism, but promotes the principles of freedom and equality for everyone.

We do this work by strengthening our relationships within the Jewish community and building relations with other faith and ethnic-based communities in the broader Silicon Valley, working in collaboration for civil rights and civil liberties for all.

The purpose of this series is to highlight individuals doing the work of building relationship and connection in our community. Through this series we hope you get a better idea of the work we are doing here at the JCRC and learn about some of the incredible individuals building those bridges.

Kotarah is one of the those amazing individuals. I hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed making it.

In Community,

Jessica Blitchok
JCRC Associate Director

“Social Action chose me, and I made the passionate choice to join JCRC through Diane Fisher’s and Eva Lippmann’s enthusiastic persuasion.

Bringing communities together or Kehillah is beneficial for everyone and a teachable moment for the younger generations. I wanted to embark on a journey that encompasses a worldview to improve a myriad of communities one by one.

I firmly believe it takes a village and JCRC embodies collaborative issues for all communities within Silicon Valley and on a national level. I implore the charge for all to get involved, get engaged, and pursue justice through social action!” – Kotarah Cooper, JCRC Chair