Monthly Archives: September 2019

East African-owned stores on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis were vandalized on September 18, 2019 (Photo by Mukhtar M. Ibrahim | Sahan Journal)

JCRC Condemns Bias-Motivated Property Destruction Targeting Somali Community in Minneapolis

Thank you to MPD and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office for a swift investigation September 29, 2019 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) condemns the recent bias-motivated […]

JCRC and Hillel Response to Anti-Israel Conference Coming to U of M

September 25, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), and Benjie Kaplan, executive director of Minnesota Hillel issued the following message: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), the most influential proponent of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement on college campuses, will […]

JCRC Statement on Charges Filed against Defendant in Adas Israel Fire

September 16, 2019 — 3:45 p.m. Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding the updated negligent fire charges against the suspect in the Adas Israel Congregation fire: “The criminal complaint filed today confirms law enforcement’s belief that the […]

JCRC Statement on Announcement of Arrest in Duluth Synagogue Fire

September 13, 2019 — 7:00 p.m. Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement regarding the announcement of an arrest made in connection with the fire at Adas Israel Congregation in Duluth, MN: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota […]

JCRC Closely Monitoring Fire at Duluth’s Historic Adas Israel Congregation

September 9, 2019 — 4:30 PM Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement following today’s press conference at Duluth City Hall: “The JCRC thanks Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken, Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj, and Mayor Emily Larson for their […]