Monthly Archives: April 2020

Minnesota and the Dakotas Yom HaShoah Commemoration

In addition to the commemoration program, we collected testimony from survivors, their descendants, and stories of liberation. Survivor testimony: Dora Zaidenweber and Reva Kibort Descendant testimony: Helen Siegel and Dr. Allen Kuperman Stories of liberation: Mark Glotter, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General (Maj. Gen.) Jon Jensen, and JCRC Executive Director Steve Hunegs

JCRC Condemns Nazi Comparisons During COVID-19 Pandemic 

We call upon leaders from all political parties to denounce this poisonous rhetoric.  April 19, 2020  Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:  “The JCRC condemns comparisons to Adolf Hitler, Nazis, and other Holocaust-related imagery in the debate over how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  […]

JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Social Media Post by Minnesota High School Student

UPDATE: April 16, 2020 (2:30 p.m.) Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “This morning, I had the opportunity to speak at length with Nicollet Public Schools Superintendent Denny Morrow. Without divulging sensitive details, the JCRC is impressed with […]

JCRC Announces Letter Writing Contest for Teens

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas announces a letter-writing contest for 11th and 12th graders based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses” Three Cash prizes: $360 for Overall Best, $180 each for Most Creative and Most Insightful To be eligible for the […]