Contact JCRC Director, Lisa Epstein at epsteinL @ jfsatx.org
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.
The JCRC is committed to fighting antisemitism through education, collaboration, and advocacy.
Symposium on Safety, Security, and Antisemitism - This event brings the community together to hear from different speakers on a variety of topics, from strategic ways to address antiseims online, to how to talk to children about hate and antisemitism.
#ShineALight - This national campaign encourages communities to engage with and educate others about antisemitism. The JCRC provides funding for Jewish community members to host their non-Jewish neighbors and friends for a Shabbat dinner (typically closer to Hanukkah)
On JFSA Joining the #StandUpToJewishHate Movement
The JCRC advocates and acts on issues at the local, state, and national levles to advance Jewish concerns in the public arena.
Jewish Communities Day at the State - This important event sees Jewish communities across Texas come together in Austin at the Texas Capitol, to educate legislators about the policy priorities that are important to the Texas Jewish community.
The JCRC works to build bridges across the community to promote a greater understanding of one another.
Annual Catholics and Jews Celebrate Hanukkah - This event, which just passed its 20th year (in 2021), brings together the Roman Catholic and Jewish communities for lunch, hanukkiah lighting, and various speakers.
MLK Community March - The JCRC organizes a group to march in the largest MLK march in the United States every January.
Ramadan Iftar Dinner - During Ramadan, members of the Jewish community join the Turkish Raindrop Foundation to enjoy an iftar dinner, learn from one another, and hear from a keynote speaker.
The JCRC stands up to hate in all forms and diligentally works to promote equal rights to all.
Voting Resources - During elections, the JCRC provides information on how and where to vote in person, and ensures local seniors have the necessary resources for mailing in their ballots.
Love Should Not Hurt - The JCRC joined the "Love Should Not Hurt" citywide initiative, and led a four part series for faith leaders on domestic violence prevention.
Chabad Center for Jewish Life & Learning
Congregation Agudas Achim
Congregation Beth Am
Congregation Rodfei Sholom
Hebrew Free Loan Association - San Antonio
Hillel San Antonio
Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio
Jewish Family Service
Jewish War Veterans
National Council of Jewish Women
San Antonio Jewish Senior Services