Community Improvement, Capacity Building

Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.

Uniting Communities

New York, NY


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


Executive VP & CEO

Mr. Michael S. Miller

Main Address

225 W. 34th St. Ste 1607

New York, NY 10122 USA


Jewish, community relations, Intergroup Relations, Israel





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (S05)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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

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

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Jewish Communal Affairs

Public Policy

Center for Community Leadership/ Intergroup

Long Island - Inter & Intra Communal Affairs

Security for Jewish Organizations

Celebrate Israel Parade

Leadership Mission to Israel

Faculty Engagement

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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 - for religious and nonprofit community organizations: governance questions and changes, exemption issues, contract assistance, sample policies and referrals for other types of legal matters. For other lawyers: expertise in specific legal areas and assistance in understanding the culture of the nonprofit's community. For government agencies: trusted expertise for their community outreach for new programs and feedback on unexpected issues from new programs. 2. Security expertise: up-to-date security posts - on website and by email on a wide variety of issues; webinars and seminars on obtaining federal Homeland Security grants for communal organizations; assistance on other security matters. Working closely with NYPD and other area police forces. Assisting nonprofit and religious organizations with security training, vulnerability assessments and how to make a facility a welcoming and secure place. 3. Antisemitism and all discrimination - successful programs for training emerging communal organizational leaders and youth on working and learning with NYC's diversity; and advocacy when there is an issue. 4. State of Israel - successful study missions to Israel for government officials, ethnic and religious leaders and area academics; rallies and Celebrate Israel Parade; programs on various aspects of Israeli culture and programs run jointly by Israelis and Palestinians.

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.

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Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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