Category Archives: Statements

Minneapolis Jewish Federation, St. Paul Jewish Federation, and Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas Urge Minnesotans to Respect the Curfew

We Honor George Floyd’s Memory by Pursuing Justice Safely May 30, 2020 On this Shabbat evening, Minnesotans are reeling following the murder of George Floyd, a subdued and handcuffed African American man, by Minneapolis police officers. This should not have happened. We join others in the Jewish community in expressing our grief and demanding justice. […]

JCRC Demands Justice for George Floyd

We are outraged by the killing of African American George Floyd by Minneapolis Police Officers  May 26, 2020  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 is outraged by the killing of George Floyd, a subdued and handcuffed African-American man, by Minneapolis police officers.    “We […]

JCRC Supports Minnesota Rabbinical Association’s Unanimous Position to Worship from Home

Thanks Governor Walz for Reciting Portions of Rabbi Gittelsohn’s Iwo Jima Sermon in his Memorial Day Remarks May 24, 2020 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) supports […]

JCRC Applauds Passage of the Never Again Education Act 

We thank North Dakota’s Senator Kevin Cramer for his leadership to dedicate federal funds for Holocaust education    May 14, 2020     Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:  “The board and staff of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota […]

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.  […]

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