Jewish Community Relations Council

We build community relationships.

We are diverse ambassadors for JewishColumbus. Through collaboration, advocacy and education, we build and deepen community relationships throughout Columbus and beyond.

• Advocate for issues of vital importance to the organized Jewish Community
• Represent the diversity of opinions in our Jewish community
• Promote the JCRC’s work throughout Columbus & beyond


• Ensure a safe and secure Jewish community here and abroad
• Combat anti-Semitism, discrimination, and hate

• Oppose efforts to delegitimize Israel and promote Israel’s security


• Support our partner Jewish agencies who serve all those in need
• Preserve the memory of the Holocaust to ensure it never happens again
• Build relationships outside the Jewish community


The mission of the JCRC is to educate and advocate for issues of vital importance to the organized Jewish community based on consensus, civility and an expanded commitment to living Jewish values of social justice.

Our focal points include: Security • Combating anti-Semitism • Israel • Holocaust education Shorter-term working committees are created for special projects, events and activities.

Recent Updates

Celebrate Pride Month With JewishColumbus And Our Partners!

Celebrate Pride Month With JewishColumbus And Our Partners! JewishColumbus & its JCRC wishes you a very happy Pride Month this June! JewishColumbus is a proud participant […]

Israel Under Attack Updates

Israel Under Attack Updates JewishColumbus is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest developments in Israel. Please check back here for the latest […]

We Stand With Israel – Response to Escalation of Violence

Dear Community, As global Jewry celebrated Yom Yerushalayim – the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War – many Israelis sat in bomb shelters. Today […]

Lag Ba-Omer Tragedy at Har Meron: 4/30 Update

Lag Ba’Omer Tragedy at Har Meron April 30, 2021 – This update is provided from The Jewish Federations of North America and is current as of […]

The Attack on our Democracy: Statement from JewishColumbus JCRC

Dear Community, JewishColumbus strongly condemns the seditious and violent riots that took place today at the United States Capitol Building. Since 1788, a peaceful transition of […]


Justin Shaw

Director of Jewish Community Relations