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

WE ARE ONE against antisemitism

Combating antisemitism and hate

The JCRC will oppose and respond to antisemitism, as well as hate and discrimination against other groups. Where possible and appropriate, JCRC will do this in collaboration with other organizations. The JCRC supports efforts to ensure the freedom and safety of Jewish communities worldwide and promotes an understanding of world events, which challenge the dignity of all human beings. The JCRC will continue to perpetuate the memory of the unique atrocity of the Holocaust to ensure that it never happens again.

The Tough Talks Speaker Series is an online, webinar series that offers support for having difficult conversations with your children about antisemitism and the Holocaust, tailored to the age of your child. With antisemitism on the rise around the globe, it is essential to have these tough conversations with our children. Please keep an eye out for upcoming webinar events

If you would like to view previous webinar sessions, please visit the links below. 
Tough Talks Webinar for parents of children grades 1-5
Tough Talks Webinar for parents of college-bound students

Report an Incident

Immediately call 9-1-1 if you witness:
  • any act of violence
  • destruction/defacement of property
  • suspicious activity (e.g., menacing behavior, active loitering, probing security measures or unusual questioning/photographing)
If you witness antisemitic markings on property or antisemitic harassment/intimidation towards Jewish persons:
  • Please report it to JewishColumbus by emailing its Director of Community-wide Security at stephen@jewishcolumbus.org, including photos if possible.



A Small Blue Square with a Big Impact

Stand Up to Jewish Hate is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about antisemitism and hatred against Jews and to encourage all people to post and share the Blue Square to stand up against intolerance.

The blue square represents the American Jewish community, which is 2.4% of the U.S. population. Yet Jews are victim of 55% of all religious hate crimes in the United States. Let’s share this blue square to let them know they’re not fighting alone anymore.

Order the Blue Square Pin by clicking here

Organizations with resources

Anti-Defamation League

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public.

American Jewish Committee

American Jewish Committee (AJC) is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. They work to shape a brighter future by taking on the toughest challenges and pursuing the most transformative opportunities. AJC stands up for the Jewish people, the State of Israel, and the democratic values that unite us all.

Combat Antisemitism Movement

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united to combat antisemitism. Their unique platform creates partnerships throughout the world, strategically implementing new and creative solutions to combat the world’s oldest hatred. They leverage the collective power of our broad-based coalition to unite individuals of all backgrounds in this fight.

Foundation To Combat Antisemitism

The Foundation To Combat Antisemitism’s mission is to win the hearts and minds of non-Jews and Jews through powerful positive messaging and partnerships, motivating and equipping them to be defenders of and upstanders for Jews.

Israel Action Network

The partnership between Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, federations and Community Relations Councils serves as a powerful Israel advocacy infrastructure. IAI is based on two primary principles: that the continued support of the United States government is essential to guarantee Israel’s long-term security. And, that federations and CRCs play a distinctive and crucial role in advancing community-based advocacy on behalf of Israel.

Institute for Curriculum Services

ICS is dedicated to promoting accurate instructional materials and instruction on Jews, Judaism, and Israel for American K-12 students. Its work impacts the millions of public and private school students who learn about Jews, Judaism, and Israel in social studies classes each year.

Past Events

Annual City of Columbus Yom HaShoah Observance and Holocaust Remembrance

Echoes & Reflections – Teaching about the Holocaust for Ohio educators

Social Media

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Questions? Let’s connect.

Justin Shaw

Senior Director of Community Relations

Lauren Nemerovski

Manager of Israel & Community Relations