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.
Kehillah (gathering together), Tzedek Tirdof (pursuing justice), Re'ut (mutual respect)
The Community Relations Council seeks to teach and apply Jewish values to work toward a more just society and a strong, vibrant Jewish community.
• 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.
More than 150 people from various religious backgrounds enjoyed the Passover Seder hosted by the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the JCRC of Silicon Valley. The custom haggadah used the Passover story of strangers and powerlessness in foreign lands to explore issues faced by immigrants today. The seder was jointly led by Rabbi Melanie Aron, Congregation Shir Hadash, and Fr. Robert Fambrini, Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
(Photos courtesy of Steve Herrera Photography)
On March 11, 2018, JCRC Director Diane Fisher, along with Mitty High School Teacher Steve Herrera, once again traveled with the Teen Interfaith Leadership Council of Santa Clara County to participate in the 14th Annual Faith Forum and Festival, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Council of Orange County. More than 200 teens of a wide variety of faith backgrounds and cultures came together to engage in dialogue, showcase their talents, and learn from and about each other. Each of our teens came away with a much stronger understanding, compassion and tolerance for each other and their communities.
Check out this video to catch the talents of our wonderful teens!
Judicial Candidates Reception, May 2014
Voting Rights Freedom Seder, April 2014
Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews singing