Community Relations


About the Jewish Community Relations Council

The JCRC seeks to promote mutual understanding among all groups in the greater community and to advance democratic pluralism, harmonious relationships, and respect for human dignity and individual rights across religious, racial, and ethnic lines.

If you like assessing current issues and developing strategies to further the interest of your community, JCRC invites you to get involved. Interested in learning more about JCRC contact the Jewish Federation at

Refugee Resettlement

Millions of families worldwide are living as refugees, uprooted by war, persecution or natural disaster. A few of these families are finding a new home in Lane County, thanks to a refugee placement program that is spearheaded by a local community task force and coordinated by Catholic Community Services of Lane County. The Jewish Federation is deeply involved in this coalition called the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County.  The coalition is working with Catholic Community Services to welcome and support the refugee families coming to Lane County.

Read our statement on refugee resettlement

JCRC Policy Positions

The JCRC advocates on issues of great importance to the Jewish community in the areas of social justice, civil rights, the environment, Israel and more.

Read more on the current issues supported by JCRC


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