“JCRC is pleased to welcome our new member organizations and looks forward to a productive year ahead as we expand the seats at our table,” said Ben Lusher, Chair of JCRC. “The JCRC will begin our next year focusing on local and national support for our priority issues.”
The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), a program of JEWISHcolorado, officially welcomed three new member organizations this morning: Denver Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Hillel Academy and the Colorado Chapter of the J Street Education Fund. Each applicant received approval by the required super majority vote.
Each JCRC member and member organization has an equal voice and an equal vote. Today’s meeting was conducted respectfully and according to JCRC Roles and Procedures. JEWISHcolorado joins JCRC in welcoming these new members to the JCRC table.
“Today, June 22, 2017, is a historic day for the JCRC. The JCRC is at its best when organizations from all sectors of the Jewish community come to the table to wrestle with the important issues of the day,” said Doug Seserman, President and CEO, JEWISHcolorado. “JEWISHcolorado commends JCRC members for following an open and thoughtful process today while considering these membership applications.”
About the JCRC
The JCRC is a Colorado-wide coalition of Jewish organizations and at-large members who speak as one representative voice on issues of concern to the local and global Jewish community, including: Israel and peace in the Middle East, education, immigration, discrimination and anti-Semitism, services for seniors, disabled and vulnerable populations, healthcare, voting rights and criminal justice reform.
Twice yearly, JCRC opens a membership application process at which point Jewish organizations may apply for JCRC membership and join this broad coalition of 38 member organizations and 15 at large community members. Organizations applying for membership must meet basic criteria, including having been in existence locally for at least three years and having at least 100 regular participants.
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