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JCRC: Our Work Continues | June 18 Update
Catch a webinar about Juneteenth, or the Black-Jewish Alliance—and more. We’re curating virtual content from national and local experts on social and political issues.

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) continues to remain committed to our mission during these uncertain times, striving to advocate for just causes and ensure the security of our community. To help us fulfill our mission during COVID-19, we would like to invite you to join us and other expert leaders in various fields for ongoing webinars, talks, and online engagements about relevant social and political issues and ways to act for a more just society. 


We’d like to take a moment to highlight a couple of webinars we’re looking forward to:


Friday, June 19: Friday is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth marks the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. To commemorate 155 years since the end of slavery, you can learn more about the holiday here, participate in local celebrations here, and enjoy a Juneteenth shabbat here


Wednesday, June 24: A special webinar from the American Jewish Archives will bring together four knowledgeable voices to examine the history of the Black-Jewish Alliance and discuss its relevance to the events of the current day. You can register here for The Black-Jewish Alliance: Then & Now. 


To learn more, take a look at our regularly-updated Resources for Racial Justice here.


Thursday, June 25: Israel On-Air, will examine how content creators are using the art of podcasting to engage audiences around Israel and open up real dialogue about the issues. Join Israel Action Network for a conversation with the hosts of The Branch Podcast, Israel Policy Pod, and Israel Story. 


You can register for any of the events above simply by clicking on the hyperlink with the title. 


In addition to these, there are plenty of other opportunities to learn something new. Check out the full calendar of virtual offerings, all related to the work of the JCRC. 


Want to see what you may have missed? A resource library of recorded webinars can be found on the JCRC web page here


We hope you and your family are healthy and well, and we look forward to a time we can do our work together, side-by-side once again.