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

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 ...

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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 ...

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JCRC Demands Justice for George Floyd

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 ...

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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JCRC Applauds Passage of the Never Again Education Act 

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 ...

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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 ...

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Minnesota and the Dakotas Yom HaShoah Commemoration

Minnesota and the Dakotas Yom HaShoah Commemoration

https://youtu.be/jC3XBiTws_0 In addition to the commemoration program, we collected testimony from survivors, their descendants, and stories of liberation. Survivor testimony: Dora Zaidenweber and Reva Kibort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUtdARWkVh0#action=share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65muTiczEU&feature=youtu.be Descendant testimony: Helen Siegel and Dr. Allen Kuperman https://youtu.be/fPUy8PvP4ps https://youtu.be/drDiRdMvJfU Stories of liberation: ...

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Minnesota and the Dakotas Yom HaShoah Commemoration

https://youtu.be/jC3XBiTws_0 In addition to the commemoration program, we collected testimony from survivors, their descendants, and stories of liberation. Survivor testimony: Dora Zaidenweber and Reva Kibort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUtdARWkVh0#action=share https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65muTiczEU&feature=youtu.be Descendant testimony: Helen Siegel and Dr. Allen Kuperman https://youtu.be/fPUy8PvP4ps https://youtu.be/drDiRdMvJfU Stories of liberation: ...

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JCRC Condemns Nazi Comparisons During COVID-19 Pandemic 

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 ...

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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 ...

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JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Social Media Post by Minnesota High School Student

JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Social Media Post by Minnesota High School Student

UPDATE: April 16, 2020 (2:30 p.m.) Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “This morning, I had the opportunity to speak at length with ...

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JCRC Statement on Antisemitic Social Media Post by Minnesota High School Student

UPDATE: April 16, 2020 (2:30 p.m.) Minneapolis, MN — Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “This morning, I had the opportunity to speak at length with ...

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JCRC Announces Letter Writing Contest for Teens

JCRC Announces Letter Writing Contest for Teens

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas announces a letter-writing contest for 11th and 12th graders based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses" Three Cash prizes: $360 ...

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JCRC Announces Letter Writing Contest for Teens

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas announces a letter-writing contest for 11th and 12th graders based on Yossi Klein Halevi’s book, “Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses" Three Cash prizes: $360 ...

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