Community Relations Council

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) seeks to promote mutual understanding among all groups in the greater community and to advance democratic pluralism, harmonious relationships, and respect for human dignity and individual rights across religious, racial, and ethnic lines.

Jewish Holiday Calendar and 4-J Schools

The JCRC has worked with Superintendent Balderas of the 4-J School District to discuss the challenge of scheduling school events during Jewish holidays. The JCRC developed and shared the calendar with 4-J.

The Jewish religion celebrates a number of special days of observance. Because these dates occur according to the Jewish calendar, we provide our local school districts with this calendar to help limit scheduling of important school activities on days when many Jewish kids will be absent. Use it as a reference or send it to your school!

Click here to download the calendar. 

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2021 Legislative Agenda

The JCRC focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice. In 2021, we advocated for the following priorities for legislation in the Oregon legislature.

To read the year end summary of the legislative session, please click here.

2019 Legislative Agenda

The JCRC has partnered with local and state-wide organizations to combat hate and bias. We have advocated for key policy priorities with state legislators through our 2019 Legislative and Advocacy Agenda. 

To read the year end summary of the legislative session, please click here.

If you like assessing current issues and developing strategies to further the interest of your community, JCRC invites you to get involved.

If you are interested in learning more about JCRC, contact the Jewish Federation