JCRC/AJC Immigration Event

Through a panel discussion and breakout sessions learn about important immigration issues, the history of immigration, advocacy, legal precedent and more. There is no cost to attend but registration is appreciated at the Eventbrite link listed below.

MLK Lunch: A Conversation with Rabbi Capers Funnye

Rabbi Capers Funnye is the Rabbi of Chicago’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, and is the first African-American Rabbi to participate in the Chicago Board of Rabbis. In an interview with Rabbi Aaron Starr, Rabbi Funnye will discuss his journey to Judaism, the history of relations between the Jewish and African-American communities, and […]

A Conversation with Rabbi Capers Funnye

The JCRC/AJC and Congregation Shaarey Zedek Present A Conversation with Rabbi Capers Funnye who has served for 38 years as the rabbi of Chicago’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, and is the first African-American rabbi to participate in the Chicago Board of Rabbis. There is no cost to attend.  A light brunch will […]

Mitzvah Day 2019

Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC (JCRC/AJC) will host its 23rd annual Mitzvah Day this Christmas Day at nonprofit organizations throughout Metropolitan Detroit. The daylong event is held in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Mitzvah Day, the single largest day of volunteering by Detroit’s Jewish community, was founded in 1996 by JCRC to fill […]

The Jewish-Catholic Relationship: Past, Present and Future

Learn from experts about the Catholic Church’s historic journey from antisemitism to friendship and how the two communities can work together today. Speakers are: Dr. Howard Lupovitch, professor, Wayne State University; Dr. Robert Fastiggi, professor, Sacred Heart Major Seminary; and Alicia Chandler, president, Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC. Dessert will be served after the event. Please […]

#ShowUpForShabbat

Following the murder of 11 innocent Jews at prayer at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue last October, millions of people of all faiths rallied around AJC’s #ShowUpForShabbat initiative, packing synagogues in what became the largest-ever expression of solidarity with the American Jewish community. On the one-year anniversary, AJC is again calling on all people of good conscience […]