The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) exists to build a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Columbus and around the world. Through collaboration, advocacy, open communication, education, understanding, and respect, we shall build and deepen our relationships with communities throughout Columbus and beyond.

Community and Government Relations 

The JCRC cultivates meaningful relationships with ethnic, religious, business, and academic leaders and strengthens ties with our policy makers.

Israel Education 

The JCRC enhances the greater community’s understanding of Israel and foster connections between Columbus and Israel. The JCRC combats efforts to delegitimize Israel, supports efforts to enhance Israel’s security, and actively advocates for a strong US/Israel relationship.

Combating Anti-Semitism and Hate 

The JCRC responds to local anti-Semitic and anti-Israel activity, as well as educates our local community about national and global incidents.

The JCRC is the central coordinating and resource organization for the security of the Jewish community in the Columbus area.

The JCRC continues to perpetuate the memory of the unique atrocity of the Holocaust to ensure that it never happens again. Through our Holocaust Education Committee we offer a variety of resources to assist in educating about the Holocaust.


Justin Shaw

Director of Jewish Community Relations