JCRC Thanks Governor Kristi Noem for Signing Executive Order Making South Dakota the 28th State to Oppose BDS

January 14, 2020 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is grateful to Governor Kristi Noem for signing an executive order which prohibits the State of South Dakota […]

JCRC, Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations Outraged by Series of Attacks on Jews in New York

December 29, 2019 — 2:00 PM Minneapolis/ St. Paul, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC); James Cohen, CEO of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation; and Ted Flaum, CEO of the St. Paul Jewish Federation issued the following statement: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of […]

JCRC Horrified by Violent Antisemitic Murders at a Kosher Market in Jersey City, NJ

December 11, 2019 1:30 p.m. (CST) Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is horrified by yesterday’s deadly antisemitic attack at a kosher market in Jersey City, NJ. […]

JCRC Stands in Solidarity with Israel in Defending Itself Against Latest Rocket Attacks

November 12, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The JCRC stands in solidarity with Israel amid intense rocket fire directed by Iranian proxies at civilian communities. Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired over 190 rockets since early Tuesday […]

Commentary: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ‘present’ vote on recognizing Armenian Genocide is distressing

This commentary originally appeared in the Star Tribune. October 31, 2019  By Alejandro Baer , Tadeos Barseghyan and Steve Hunegs As leaders of Minnesota’s Armenian and Jewish communities, joined by the director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, we applaud the U.S. House for this week overwhelmingly approving H.R. 296 affirming […]

JCRC Statement on Death of Arch-Terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

October 28, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “In a daring nighttime raid authorized by President Trump and expertly executed by American Special Forces, arch-terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed over the weekend.  Such missions rely upon […]

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