Category Archives: Statements

Listen on MPR News: Steve Hunegs unpacks historical baggage behind Rep. Omar’s latest antisemitic comment

Steve Hunegs, JCRC Executive Director, was interviewed by Cathy Wurzer on Minnesota Public Radio’s Morning Edition on March 5, 2019. Steve spoke about the historical context behind Rep. Omar’s most recent antisemitic comment, our dismay at the Islamophobic attacks against the Congresswoman, and how we see our relationship moving forward. Click here to listen to […]

JCRC dispirited by yet another antisemitic comment from Representative Omar

March 1, 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 to Representative Ilhan Omar’s latest antisemitic comments: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is dispirited and appalled that Rep. Omar would traffic […]

JCRC Affirms Dismay With Prime Minister Netanyahu and Otzma Yehudit

February 26, 2019 The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas affirms today’s letter from our national partner, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressing dismay that the discriminatory and anti-democratic Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) party was brought into the Israeli election process. Otzma Yehudit’s association with Kahanism […]

JCRC Mourns the Passing of Sheldon Chester, z’’l

February 22, 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 Sheldon Chester, z’’l: “On this erev Shabbat, the JCRC notes with profound sadness the passing of Sheldon Chester, z’’l.  We extend our deepest condolences to […]

JCRC Condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Latest Anti-Semitic Tweets

February 11, 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 to Representative Ilhan Omar’s latest anti-Semitic tweets: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest anti-Semitic tweets.  Claims that American […]

JCRC Mourns the Passing of North Dakota WWII Veteran Robert Bain

February 1, 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 Robert Bain: “On behalf of the board of directors and staff of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), we collectively […]

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