The focus of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is to promote and advance the interests of the Jewish people, to preserve and maintain the dignity and integrity of the Jewish people, and to defend and protect civil, political, and religious rights wherever such rights are in jeopardy.

Pillars For Our Changing World

​Fighting Against Antisemitism




  • A movement started by the ADL, Stop hate for profit, is working towards ending hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism, and disinformation that do not have a place on social media platforms.


Promoting a Relationship with Israel 


  • The Israel Leadership Fellowship is a program is designed for high school juniors and seniors to better equip them with helpful tools to have difficult conversations about Israel while at college.


Developing Community Relationships 


  • In response to the global health crisis, we called on members of the community join us in our #MaskUpSA campaign


Promoting Equal Justice & Opportunity For All 



  • Our program, Mass Incarceration: A Policy Crisis, brought together members of the San Antonio community to hear from those who had previously been incarcerated, as well as the District Attorney and local sheriff.  


Advocating For Our Community 



  • Jewish Communities Day at the State: Virtual Legislative Mission to Austin is a biennial advocacy day at the Texas Capitol for Jewish communities throughout Texas. This event educates our legislators about the policy priorities that are important to the Texas Jewish community.

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JCRC Leadership and Members


Mina Lopez, Council Chair

Lisa Epstein, PhD, Director

Elie Allen (JCC)

Rabbi Chaim Block (Chabad)

Marion Bernstein (Congregation Beth Am)

Rabbi Sharon Cohen (Congregation Agudas Achim)

Talli Dolge (Jewish Family Service)

Melvin Eichelbaum (Jewish War Veterans)

Deb Field (at large)

Rabbi Lisa Goldstein (Congregation Shalom)

Ron Gossen (Chabad of San Antonio)

Ross Halfant (at large)

Mark Ingram (HMMSA)

Irene Keegan (Temple Beth-El)

Judy Lackritz (at large)

Daniel Laser (at large)

Sara Lerich (Hadassah)

Dr. Michael Ozer (Congregation Agudas Achim)

Barbara Powell (Congregation Rodfei Sholom)

Mike Robbins (Hebrew Free Loan Association)

Tory Richmond (At Large)

Danielle Roberts (SAJSS)

Rabbi Avraham Scheinberg (Congregation Rodfei Sholom)

Chava Shaul (Israeli Chabad)

Rabbi Tal Shaul (Israeli Chabad)

Natalie Steiner (Hillel)

Lori Stockstiel (NCJW)

Winslow Swart (Immediate Past Chair)

Rachel Walsh (at large)

Samantha Wohler (at large)

Rabbi Marina Yergin (Temple Beth-El)

  • Questions about the Jewish Community Relations Council?

    Contact JCRC Director, Lisa Epstein

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