Living Room Learning: Amb. Dennis Ross

Join Steve Hunegs and veteran diplomat Ambassador Dennis Ross for a conversation about the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on the Middle East, and the rapidly shifting sands in Israeli politics. — Living Room Learning is a webinar series produced by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas. All […]

Written by on August 19, 2020

Living Room Learn: Legendary Journalist Lori Sturdevant

Join JCRC Executive Director Steve Hunegs for a conversation with legendary journalist Lori Sturdevant about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the 2020 election cycle and how journalists are covering this most unusual election. Steve and Lori will look back on her distinguished career as a Star Tribune editorial writer and columnist writing about Minnesota […]

Written by on April 30, 2020

Living Room Learning: The Times of Israel

What’s happening in Israel? From the dynamic political situation to the COVID-19 pandemic — and its impact on Israeli families, the economy, and security situation — few people are better equipped to analyze these issues than David Horovitz and Sarah Tuttle-Singer. — Since The Times of Israel launched in February 2012, it has gradually established itself […]

Written by on August 19, 2020

Living Room Learning: A Reckoning with Race

A Reckoning with Race: The Mapping Prejudice Project The Mapping Prejudice Project is mapping racial covenants in the Twin Cities. Racial covenants are clauses–a couple of lines of text–that were embedded into property deeds to bar people who were not white from buying or even occupying the parcels of land to which they were attached. […]

Written by on August 14, 2020

The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas is running a letter-writing contest based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses Enter our high school contest (ages 14-18), our post-high school contest (ages 18-22), or our young adult contest (ages 22-30). There will […]

Written by on August 19, 2020

Security and Antiracsim

JCRC is proud to partner with Adath Jeshurun as part fo its Yom Kippur programming for this conversation about their commitments to security and antiracism. Visit Adath’s live stream site to view the program live. After the broadcast, the event will be available at

Written by on September 14, 2020

2020 Annual Meeting

Honoring Martying Chester and Inducting Judy Cook + An Update from Israel

Written by on September 14, 2020

Welcome the Stranger: Acting on a Jewish Imperative

What are synagogues, government agencies, and social service nonprofits doing to support refugee and asylum-seeking populations in our communities? How can I get involved to offer my time, talent, or funds to make a difference in newcomers’ lives?

Written by on September 17, 2020

Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival

The JCRC is proud to sponsor two films at the Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival: The Tattooed Torah and Sister/Stranger. Please visit the Film Festival website for more information. The Tattooed Torah is an animated short film, adapted from the beloved children’s book by Marvell Ginsburg that has been a powerful resource for Holocaust education for children. […]

Written by on October 1, 2020