Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.

Uniting Communities

New York, NY   |  www.jcrcny.org

Mission

JCRC-NY serves as the central coordinating and resource organization in the community relations field for the New York Jewish community. JCRC-NY represents the Jewish community as an active force in the metropolitan New York civic and communal life.

Ruling year info

1977

Executive VP & CEO

Mr. Michael S. Miller

Main address

225 W. 34th St. Ste 1607

New York, NY 10122 USA

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EIN

13-2869041

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (S05)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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As New YorK area becomes more demographically diverse (over 200 languages and a large emigre population), the challenge, for Jews and non-Jews alike, is to forge opportunities to bridge cultural, ethnic, faith and racial divides. Absent the ability to communicate among this broad diversity, major tensions and misunderstandings can easily arise.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Jewish Communal Affairs

Jewish Communal Affairs engages Jewish organizations and leaders in metro New York to promote collaboration around issues of common concern and interest as well as civil dialogue about issues where there are differences of opinion. It provides a inclusive communal table where everyone can sit.

JCRC-NY helps organizations seeking information, referrals, resources and assistance on legal and governance issues and projects such as: working on security for Jewish organizations; celebrating and regenerating Jewish life; encouraging Jewish immigrants to take active roles in the community; and protecting recent emigres and other vulnerable Jews.

Population(s) Served

JCRC-NY maintains a dialogue between the Jewish community and governmental officials at the city, state and federal levels.
It hosts discussions between Jewish communal leadership and key elected and appointed officials.
It hosts an annual – Congressional Breakfast.
It represents the widely diverse New York Jewish community to law enforcement officials regarding racial tensions, bias crimes, Torah thefts and terrorist threats.
It advocates on local to national issues and legislation which affect the Jewish community.
It promotes voter education and encourages participation in the Jewish community.

Population(s) Served

NYC is home to residents who: have come from more from 100 nations around the globe, speak over 150 languages, and nearly 40% were born outside the United States. This demographic diversity is one of the City’s greatest strengths, but often it can be the source of its toughest challenges, including competition for limited resources, hate crimes, and uncivil debate fueled by stereotypes and misperceptions about the “other.” It is important that there be a civil network for communities to thrive where all stakeholders understand each other and work together. The Center creates and assists the growth of community-based initiatives and runs leadership training programs in the complex world of New York’s diversity.

Population(s) Served

JCRC-LI serves as the central coordinating body and resource organization for the Jewish community across Long Island. It operates as a nexus between community-based organizations, religious institutions, elected and public officials and the private sector, and works to open the lines of communication between these entities.

Population(s) Served

JCRC-NY provides information, resources on all the current security issues and matters for Jewish Organizations in the metro area. It works with the various police forces in the area and provides seminars and webinars on the federal Homeland Security Grants for nonprofit organizations.

Population(s) Served

JCRC-NY produces the Parade which focuses on celebrating the vibrant and diverse country of Israel. The Parade features over 40,000 marchers from many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands.

Population(s) Served

JCRC-NY’s Missions to Israel program, which has been on-going for over two decades, has included among its participants over 500 elected and appointed public officials, ethnic and faith leaders, human services agency professionals, business and union leaders and journalists.

The Missions’ itineraries provide participants with first-hand knowledge and experiences of the complex reality of the State of Israel. The participants are able to then convey to other New Yorkers the challenges Israel faces as it seeks to achieve a lasting peace with its neighbors.

Population(s) Served

This program promotes discussions about Israel among college and university faculty in the New York metropolitan area. Since its inception, the program has engaged over 500 NYC faculty members in its various activities, creating a network of individuals willing to be part of these important discussions. Through our Academic Panels/Roundtables with Israeli and Palestinian speakers, Crash Courses on Israel Studies, and Academic Study Tours to Israel, this program brings discussions about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the campuses, taking into account the many complexities of the subject.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

JCRC-NY's task is to build those communication links and foster relationships, respect, "cultural competency" and help solve problems before they erupt. JCRC-NY aims to help make the New York area a good place for Jews and everyone else to live and work.

JCRC-NY's staff in its programs work on solving specific problems many times by working with community partners/coalitions of community based organizations. JCRC-NY identifies and works with emerging leaders in many communities on issues of mutual concern; provides fellowships, to train such leaders - of all ages from teenagers to mid-level professional communal leaders. JCRC-NY works with all three levels of government on issues of concern to the Jewish community and the greater New York community.

JCRC-NY's staff and its Board bring expertise in many areas to solve metropolitan area problems for Jewish and non-Jewish communal organizations and their communities.

The areas of expertise include:
1. Nonprofits - legal assistance, information, referral and education;
2. Security information - cyber-security and terrorism, education;
3. Antisemitism and all forms of discrimination - good working relationships with the many area faith and ethnic communities and long term relationships with all levels of government;
4. State of Israel - advocacy, study missions and information

1. Legal assistance to organizations have helped them to obtain or re-obtain a variety of important exemptions as public charities, compliance with federal and NYS laws have been increased for many organizations and positive changes due to understanding governance issues have been made.

2. Security - many NY area Jewish organizations have been able to increase their security by themselves and/or with the assistance of Homeland Security Grants. The practical security posts have heighten awareness and institutions have had good information to protect their constituencies. New funding has enabled JCRC-NY to have five (5) regional managers to work in the 5 boroughs of NYC, Long Island and Westchester counties.

3. We keep in contact with the approximately 600 alumni of our emerging communal leaders programs and 400 alumni of our youth programs. Many are going on in their employment and education with the lessons taken from the programs.

4. We have been taking individuals on study missions to Israel for over 30 years and the exposure to the land, the different people and the complicated and conflicting issues has made lasting impressions on all. The Celebrate Israel Parade has been going for decades and hundreds of thousands watch and participate every year.

Financials

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Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 3/22/2020
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Board chair

Charles Temel

No Affiliation

Term: 2016 - 2019

Irving Rotter

Jennifer Falk

Shelley Lieff Parker

Karen Adler

Sharri Berg

Jarrod Bernstein

Abraham Biderman

Thomas Blumberg

Aron Borukhov

Brian Cohen

Suzanne Davidowitz

Cheryl Fishbein

Charlotte Frank

Ester Fuchs

Ruth Golan

Jonathan Greenspun

Louise Greilsheimer

Warren Hecht

Jay Hershenson

Matthew Hiltzik

Suzanne Denbo Jaffe

Richard Janvey

Bradley Korn

Morton Landowne

Jonathan Leader

Jeffrey Levine

Richard Linhart

Fredric Mack

Amy Rubenstein

Eugene Schneur

Suzanne Doft

Michael Lustig

Marissa Shorenstein

W. Stewart Cahn

Ellie Cohanim

Harrison Denman

Robin Goldberg

Maggie Goldstein

Dimitriy Goloborodskiy

Isabelle Hochberg

JJ Hornblass

Gary Jacob

Donna Jakubovitz

Marlen Kruzhkov

Seymour Lachman

Jerry Levin

Paul Levy

Joel Marcus

Josh Moskowitz

Alan Murray