Author Archives: JCRC

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JCRC Horrified by Terror Attack on Yom Kippur in Halle, Germany

October 10, 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) is horrified by yesterday’s deadly Yom Kippur terror attack in Halle, Germany outside the Humboldt Street synagogue as […]

JCRC and ADL Announce New Grant Program to Fund Innovative and Impactful Initiatives Promoting Somali and Jewish Stories in Minnesota

October 10, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today a new grant program to fund innovative and impactful initiatives to amplify Somali and Jewish stories in Minnesota.  The new program builds upon ongoing efforts to strengthen understanding and relationships between […]

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 […]

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