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.  […]

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 Nicollet Public Schools Superintendent Denny Morrow. Without divulging sensitive details, the JCRC is impressed with […]

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 for Overall Best, $180 each for Most Creative and Most Insightful To be eligible for the […]

“From My Living Room to Yours” – March 20 COVID-19 Update

March 20, 2020 As we reach the end of a full week practicing physical distancing and other unprecedented measures, I want to wish you good physical and mental health, provide some opportunities to act and connect from your home, and share how the JCRC is adjusting our operations to continue serving you. During this time […]

Letter from MRA, JCRC, and Federations Regarding COVID-19’s Impact on the Jewish Community

March 12, 2020 In the face of COVID-19, an unprecedented global crisis, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of the Jewish community and our neighbors, comforting those in need of support, and providing opportunities for sacred connection during this time of need. How might we move forward together? The value of pikuach […]

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