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JCRC Receives Racial Justice Award from YWCA

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JCRC's programs like the recent interfaith gleaning program promote tolerance, diversity and cross-cultural understanding.

Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) received the YWCA’s 2016 Racial Justice Award.

On Thursday, April 28 the YWCA hosted its annual Stand Against Racism Luncheon at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts’ Cohen Pavilion. The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women.

Barbara Shore, chair of JCRC's African American-Jewish Relations Committee, accepted the award.

JCRC, the social action and advocacy arm of Federation, is receiving the award for continued dedication to interfaith programs and projects.

Recent JCRC programs have included:

  • a program on the Syrian genocide that gathered Christians, Muslims and Jews that expressed solidarity with the victims
  • interfaith social action programs and discussions on race relations involving teens and adults
  • interfaith celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Thanksgiving and Passover
  • educational and solidarity programs with Catholic, Christian Evangelical, Mormon, Muslim, Hindu and other communities
  • interfaith programs on human trafficking and human rights

Luis Fleischman, VP of JCRC, delivered remarks at the luncheon about the importance of interfaith and relations to break stereotypes and join communities together.

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