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JCRC and Minnesota Hillel Condemn SJP’s Invitation of Poet Known For Peddling in Antisemitic Tropes

JCRC and Minnesota Hillel Condemn SJP’s Invitation of Poet Known For Peddling in Antisemitic Tropes

Mohammed El-Kurd to Speak at the University of Minnesota on January 21, 2022 January 12, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and Benjie Kaplan, executive director ...

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JCRC and Minnesota Hillel Condemn SJP’s Invitation of Poet Known For Peddling in Antisemitic Tropes

Mohammed El-Kurd to Speak at the University of Minnesota on January 21, 2022 January 12, 2022 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and Benjie Kaplan, executive director ...

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JCRC Partners with Talmud Torah of St. Paul on The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives

JCRC Partners with Talmud Torah of St. Paul on The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives

A course for high school students based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: with an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses. Each week, the class will be taught by a different Rabbi or Community Leader from across ...

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JCRC Partners with Talmud Torah of St. Paul on The Letters Project: Conversing Across Narratives

A course for high school students based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: with an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses. Each week, the class will be taught by a different Rabbi or Community Leader from across ...

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JCRC Publishes 2021 Impact Report

JCRC Publishes 2021 Impact Report

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JCRC Publishes 2021 Impact Report

Explore the JCRC’s 2021 Impact Report

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JCRC Mourns the Passing of Benno Black, z’’l

JCRC Mourns the Passing of Benno Black, z’’l

October 20, 2021 It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Benno Black, z’’l (August 7, 1925 – October 13, 2021). We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Benno was a kind and gentle soul who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, ...

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JCRC Mourns the Passing of Benno Black, z’’l

October 20, 2021 It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of Benno Black, z’’l (August 7, 1925 – October 13, 2021). We extend our deepest condolences to his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Benno was a kind and gentle soul who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, ...

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Yossi Klein Halevi visits Minnesota

Yossi Klein Halevi visits Minnesota

The JCRC was pleased to welcome Yossi Klein Halevi back to Minnesota, including for a powerful presentation at Minnesota Hillel on October 12, 2021. You can view a recording of Yossi's presentation here.

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Yossi Klein Halevi visits Minnesota

The JCRC was pleased to welcome Yossi Klein Halevi back to Minnesota, including for a powerful presentation at Minnesota Hillel on October 12, 2021. You can view a recording of Yossi's presentation here.

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Program

Northfield News Publishes Commentary: An Initiation to Transfer of Memory

Northfield News Publishes Commentary: An Initiation to Transfer of Memory

This commentary originally appeared in the Northfield News. Oct. 6, 2021 By David R. Anderson and Steve Hunegs St. Olaf College and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (“JCRC”) and our respective communities are deeply pleased to ...

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Northfield News Publishes Commentary: An Initiation to Transfer of Memory

This commentary originally appeared in the Northfield News. Oct. 6, 2021 By David R. Anderson and Steve Hunegs St. Olaf College and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (“JCRC”) and our respective communities are deeply pleased to ...

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Media

JCRC Applauds Near Unanimous Approval of Iron Dome Funding in U.S. House of Representatives

JCRC Applauds Near Unanimous Approval of Iron Dome Funding in U.S. House of Representatives

JCRC expresses outrage over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s unconscionable "No" vote, believes future relationship with the Representative to be impossible  September 23, 2021 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), ...

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JCRC Applauds Near Unanimous Approval of Iron Dome Funding in U.S. House of Representatives

JCRC expresses outrage over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s unconscionable "No" vote, believes future relationship with the Representative to be impossible  September 23, 2021 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), ...

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Statement

JCRC Calls for Congress to Unanimously Approve Iron Dome Funding

JCRC Calls for Congress to Unanimously Approve Iron Dome Funding

September 22, 2021 - 8:00 PM Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “Yesterday, in the United States House of Representatives, $1 billion in ...

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JCRC Calls for Congress to Unanimously Approve Iron Dome Funding

September 22, 2021 - 8:00 PM Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “Yesterday, in the United States House of Representatives, $1 billion in ...

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JCRC Statement on Threat Directed at Beth El Synagogue

JCRC Statement on Threat Directed at Beth El Synagogue

September 10, 2021 - 6:15 p.m. Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “During the evening of September 9, 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ...

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JCRC Statement on Threat Directed at Beth El Synagogue

September 10, 2021 - 6:15 p.m. Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “During the evening of September 9, 2021, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ...

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