JCRC Calls for Holocaust Education Policy, Hosts State Capitol Event

Jewish Community Relations Council to Urge Action on Holocaust and Genocide Education 

Determined to see policy change in the wake of rising anti-Semitic attacks across the country, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) will spend a day at the State Capitol next week, urging legislators to consider legislation on stronger Holocaust and genocide education in Colorado middle and high schools.

On Wednesday, January 15, members and supporters of the JCRC will participate in its biennial Date with the State at the Colorado State Capitol. The group will hear about the top legislative issues from Senate President Leroy Garcia and Speaker of the House KC Becker. Eileen Hershenov, Senior Vice President, Policy for the Anti-Defamation League, will deliver a keynote address on the importance of Holocaust and genocide education. Members will meet with their legislators to discuss the issue of Holocaust and genocide education and other policy issues of importance to Colorado’s Jewish community.

The noted rise in anti-Semitic incidents and crimes over the last few years, especially in Colorado, and the troubling decline in understanding of what happened during the Holocaust, have brought the issue of Holocaust education to the forefront for the JCRC.

Date with the State will take place:

  • Wednesday, January 15
  • 7:30-9:00 am: Colorado State Capitol
  • 9:00 am-1:00 pm: First Baptist Church

Tickets are $36 including lunch and $18 without lunch. Dietary laws observed.

To register or for more information, JEWISHcolorado.org/DateWithTheState.

About the JCRC

Rooted in our shared Jewish values, the JCRC, Jewish Community Relations Council, advocates for the Colorado Jewish Community and builds relationships with public officials and various community groups through its education, outreach and advocacy efforts. The JCRC consists of more than 40 member organizations, 15 at-large members, and is affiliated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA).

About Michele Weingarden

Michele Weingarden is the Communications Manager for JEWISHcolorado. JEWISHcolorado provides a pathway for Coloradans to connect with their Jewish identity and values. We offer diverse, creative and inviting opportunities to embrace all Jews at every age and stage in life. Since 1946, JEWISHcolorado has offered programs and services to unite with the people of Israel and ensure a thriving and lasting Jewish community in Colorado. For more information, visit www.JEWISHcolorado.org.

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