Author Archives: JCRC

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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 […]

JCRC Mourns the Passing of Executive Director Emeritus Mort Ryweck, z’’l

Ryweck served as JCRC executive director 1975 – 1991 August 27, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement mourning the passing of Mort Ryweck (12/10/1929 – 08/25/2019): “The JCRC notes with profound sadness the passing of Mort Ryweck, […]

JCRC Statement in Response to Israeli Government’s Announcement Regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Planned Trip to Israel

August 19, 2019 — 4:45 PM Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s press conference at the Minnesota State Capitol: “We hope the Congresswomen will have the opportunity to visit […]

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