$1 million in funding
for security initiatives each year
$382k raised
to support Ukrainian Jews
120+ Columbus kids
sent to overnight Jewish summer camp

Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Mission 

The mission of the JCRC is to educate and advocate on 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 Values

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.


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Our People

Meet our Co-Chairs

Andrea Britcher

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Dr. Jonathan B. Feibel

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JCRC Board 

Co-Chair – Andrea Britcher
Co-Chair – Dr. Jonathan Feibel
JewishColumbus Chair – Liz Shafran
Past Co-Chair – Ted Fisher
Past Co-Chair – Brad Kastan
Board of Rabbis President – Rabbi Alex Braver
Ayelet Ben-David (Israel & Overseas Chair)
Debbi Sugarman (Holocaust Education Chair)
Bill Byers
Rita Eppler
Dan Finkelman
Rabbi Avi Goldstein
Betsey Lane
Michael Lord
Gregory Russell
Bridgette Tupes

Questions? Let’s connect.

Justin Shaw
Senior Director of Community Relations
Manager of Israel & Community Relations