Category Archives: Statements

JCRC Stands in Solidarity with Israel in Defending Itself Against Latest Rocket Attacks

November 12, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The JCRC stands in solidarity with Israel amid intense rocket fire directed by Iranian proxies at civilian communities. Terrorists in Hamas-controlled Gaza fired over 190 rockets since early Tuesday […]

Commentary: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ‘present’ vote on recognizing Armenian Genocide is distressing

This commentary originally appeared in the Star Tribune. October 31, 2019  By Alejandro Baer , Tadeos Barseghyan and Steve Hunegs As leaders of Minnesota’s Armenian and Jewish communities, joined by the director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota, we applaud the U.S. House for this week overwhelmingly approving H.R. 296 affirming […]

JCRC Statement on Death of Arch-Terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

October 28, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “In a daring nighttime raid authorized by President Trump and expertly executed by American Special Forces, arch-terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed over the weekend.  Such missions rely upon […]

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

Update: Supplemental Investment from The Minneapolis Foundation Increases Grant Pool Application due date extended to Dec. 18 November 8, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – The Minneapolis Foundation, through its component fund, Faith in Each Other – Jewish Community Support Fund, has generously invested an additional $15,000 in the grant program announced last month (see initial press […]

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 […]

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