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

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.


Our Leadership:

Click here to view a list of our board members.


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

Jewish and Muslim Communities Share 20 Year Relationship

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 here.