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Jewish Community Relations Council

 JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)  is the leading advocate for the Greater Orlando  Jewish community, engaging in important public policy discussions and ensuring that our voices are amplified. We are one of 125 JCRCs in the nation that form the grassroots of the national umbrella organization, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

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Community Relations

We work to promote mutual understanding among all groups in the Greater Orlando area and to advance democratic pluralism and respect for human dignity and individual rights across religious, racial and ethnic lines. We’re committed to building bridges between the Jewish community and the community at large.

Issues Advocacy

JCRC insists that governmental actions neither endorse nor unduly inhibit religious practice. We enlist governmental and public support on behalf of Israel and oppressed communities throughout the world and advocate on human services and social legislation affecting the Jewish community.

Issues education

We regularly sponsor and organize community forums, expert discussions and other events open to the community and intended to help you make informed decisions about key issues of the day.

Social Action

We embrace the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam, or repairing the world, by addressing challenges in the local community as well as issues that affect us globally. We offer and support educational programming and community activities

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Rapid Response

We sustain a rapid response team that is available to advocate on behalf of victims of anti-Semitism or other forms of hate and discrimination.

Israel Advocacy

JCRC submits media releases, letters and columns to important news and resource outlets to offer opinions on Israel-related issues.

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news and resources

News of note

April 9: Airbnb will cancel its ban on West Bank settlement listings

In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website.

 

April 9: Israel to host Florida Cabinet meeting at embassy in May

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the next Florida Cabinet meeting will take place at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem at the end of May.

 

March 12: Florida bill defining anti-Semitism as racism advances

HB 741, sponsored by Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, next goes to the House Judiciary and Education committees before reaching chamber floors for adoption.

 

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Roundtable with Gov. Scott

Roundtable with Gov. Scott

JCRC organized a small roundtable discussion with Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Rosen JCC in Southwest Orlando. We engaged with the governor on a wide range of issues of concern to our community, including security funding, education, healthcare and gun violence. 

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Meet the candidates

The Federation's Jewish Community Relations Council serves as the political advocacy arm of our Jewish community, creating relationships and access to our elected officials and those who are running for public office at all levels. Last week, our JCRC organized a...

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JCRC backs Trump on Jerusalem

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando fully supports President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. We continue to encourage all parties to work toward a path to peace through a two-state solution, and...

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Statement on immigration executive order

The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando expresses great concern over the current and potential impact of the Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States signed by President Trump...

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