News from the Jewish Community Relations Council The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Jewish Silicon Valley is part of a coalition of 11 Jewish organizations
By Diane Fisher, Director of Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), March 2021 In March of 2020, Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia and I were co-teaching a Melton class
The bustling sounds of the community that typically filled the hallways, were abruptly replaced with an eerie and uncertain silence. Activities and services for most were forced to come to a standstill, as the APJCC, along with the rest of the world, tried to make sense of the unprecedented circumstances.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day has been observed by declaration of the U.N. since 2005. It marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945. Every year, the City Council of San Jose issues a proclamation to help educate our local community.
My family has been part of the APJCC community for the last 7 years. I remember the first time I attended the orientation. Walking on campus I knew immediately this was the place where my children would organically develop into who they are, make friends, express themselves, explore new ideas and be surrounded by warmth and tender care.
This year’s Jewbilee day of Jewish learning was virtual, but the joy of learning together burned more brightly than ever, as the South Bay community gathered on January 31, 2021, around the theme of social justice and social action.