Category Archives: Statements

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 […]

JCRC Responds to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Tweet Acknowledging Her Use of Anti-Semitic References

January 22, 2019 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement on Representative Ilhan Omar’s acknowledgment that her 2012 tweet employed language that was anti-Semitic and offensive: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) appreciates Rep. […]

JCRC Statement on Anti-Semitic Social Media Post by Two Minnetonka High School Students

January 17, 2019 Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement on the hateful and anti-Semitic social media post by two Minnetonka High School students: “The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is deeply disturbed by […]

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