Building Relationships & Connecting Communities.


That's what the Jewish Community Relations Council does. We are proud to serve as advocates for the Jewish community, promoting tolerance and cultural diversity.  We are educators, fighters of injustice and dedicated to building strong bonds of communication and understanding between the Jewish community and other faith-based communities in Silicon Valley.


For more information on JCRC activities or to volunteer, contact Diane Fisher at (408) 357-7504 or



Jewish and Muslim Communities Share 20 Year Relationship



Maha Elgenaidi, ING, and Rabbi Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash

Diane Fisher, director of the JCRC, recently sat down to speak with Rabbi Melanie Aron, senior rabbi of Congregation Shir Hadash, and Maha Elgenaidi, executive director and founder of ING (Islamic Networks Group).  These three women bring a wealth of experience working to bring interfaith people together in a common cause. 


To read their interview, click the button below.

The JCRC of Silicon Valley is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Waging Democracy day-long forum.  This non-partisan democracy initiative will be held Sunday, October 14 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm at the McLaren Conference Center in San Francisco.


The keynote speaker will be Aziz Huq, assitant professor at the Universit of Chicaog Law School and author of How to Save a Constitutional Democracy.



$20 for students (with ID)

$30 for adults 35 and under

$40 for adults until September 30

$50 for adults October 1 and after


For more information and to register for the event click the button below.

2018 School Board Candidates Reception


Join us and meet the candidates for Santa Clara County School Boards and Community College Districts.  


DATE:  Thursday, September 27, 2018

TIME:   6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

PLACE:  African American Community Service Agency, 304 N. 6th St. San Jose


Free and open to the public.  RSVP required.

Our Values:


Kehillah (gathering together), Tzedek Tirdof (pursuing justice), Re'ut (mutual respect)


Our Mission:


The Community Relations Council seeks to teach and apply Jewish values to work toward a more just society and a strong, vibrant Jewish community.


What We Do:


• Build consensus within the organized Jewish community to articulate a shared vision or agreed upon action.

• Collaborate with government, ethnic, faith and community entities on our focus areas and consensus issues.