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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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? This two-part program will include an educational panel discussion, moderated by Temple Israel member and American Refugee […]

Written by on September 17, 2020

Bridges of Cooperation: Interfaith Action Toward Racial Equity

Join us at 10 a.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 for a virtual lecture featuring Eboo Patel. Collectively, we face a moment of divisions in our society. Whether religious, political, racial, generational, economic or in other areas, we find our communities, institutions, families and society fracturing. Together, we can improve. We can build communities where sources […]

Written by on September 3, 2020