Community Relations Council (CRC)
The mission of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Rhode Island is to preserve the rights of Jews worldwide. The CRC strives to promote a just American society, where the rights of all people and groups are protected by the laws of the land. The CRC is guided by Jewish values including the commitment to tikkun olam (the repair of the world) and by the democratic and pluralistic principles of the U.S. Constitution.
General activities include monitoring the media (local, national, religious, and minority), and monitoring legislation on both the federal and state level to assess the effect on the Jewish community or on issues of concern to the community or its coalition partners. In addition, the CRC participates in various coalitions in the state working on social justice, civil rights, and advocacy. It also develops policy position statements for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. It responds to any crises and serves as a resource to both the general and Jewish communities.
For more information, contact Marty Cooper at 401-421-4111, ext. 171 or MCooper@JFRI.org.