Category Archives: Statements

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 […]

JCRC Receives Investment from the Otto Bremer Trust to Combat Antisemitism and Provide Security Expertise to Houses of Worship

August 8, 2019 Minneapolis, MN – The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a two-year $250,000 investment from the Otto Bremer Trust (OBT) to strategically build connections, promote civil rights, combat antisemitism, and provide security expertise to houses of worship in […]

JCRC Horrified by White Supremacist Terrorist Shootings

Reaffirms Call for Minnesota to Adopt Common Sense Gun Violence Prevention Measures August 6, 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 Saturday’s terrorist attack in El […]

JCRC Condemns Swastika and Hateful Graffiti on Lake Harriet Community School

August 1, 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 swastika and hateful graffiti scrawled on an exterior door of the Lake Harriet Community School’s Upper […]

JCRC Applauds Bipartisan Passage of House Resolution 246, Which Opposes Efforts to Delegitimize the State of Israel through the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Targeting Israel

Expresses Profound Disappointment with Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Current Support for BDS After Omar Correctly Pointed Out in 2018 That BDS is ‘Counteractive’ to Achieving a Two-State Solution July 24, 2019 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement in response […]

JCRC Deplores the Rising Tide of Antisemitism, Racism, and Xenophobia Poisoning Our Politics

July 16, 2019 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement deploring the rising tide of antisemitism, racism, and xenophobia poisoning our politics: “Founded in 1939 as a response to virulent antisemitism in the upper Midwest, the JCRC has been […]

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