Community Relations Council

Advocating for a better community and a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world)

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The Community Relations Council (CRC) is the central public affairs arm of the Greater Rhode Island Jewish community. The CRC advocates for Jewish institutions and values, educates the community about key issues of concern, promotes a fair and just society through Jewish values and ideals, and reaches out – along with our neighbors – to build a better world for all.

Community Relations Council focus and mission

Government & Group Relations

The CRC builds bridges between local Jews and other Greater Rhode Island faith and ethnic communities. We believe the security and well-being of the Jewish community is connected to that of all groups in our community.

The CRC maintains a high-profile in national and state coalitions and organizations, reaching out to government officials at the federal, state, and local levels to raise awareness of Alliance priorities and goals. This includes securing funding for programs and developing legislation that CRC supports.

Israel Advocacy & International Affairs

The CRC supports a strong US-Israel relationship and coordinates our community’s response to Middle East and other international issues. We also raise awareness and support for Israel among political leaders, the media, and the community through regular briefings and programs. Of particular concern are issues relating to anti-Semitism both here and abroad.

Social Justice

The CRC works for justice by advocating public policies that promote fairness and equality. We give back to the community through partnerships with other Jewish agencies, organizations, and synagogues. We also engage Jewish individuals and groups in meaningful and effective social action projects throughout Greater Rhode Island: fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness, as well as improving education.

Become an advocate for a better community and better world

The CRC seeks dedicated individuals to help repair the world and needs your time, energy and thoughts. Contact Marty Cooper, Director of Community Relations, at mcooper@jewishallianceri.org or 401.421.4111 ext. 171.

Additional Resources

Israel news Sources

Make Your Voice Heard

Contact your Rhode Island State Legislator by mail, telephone or email.

Find who your RI State or Federal elected officials are.

Israel 101

Israel 101 is a brief lesson on Israel’s history, geography, politics, people, and culture. Click here to download the booklet.

 

 

 

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