The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the non-partisan, public affairs arm of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.


Our Mission

The mission of the JCRC is to protect Jewish security, recognizing that Jewish security depends on a just society for all.

To achieve its mission, the JCRC works locally on a variety of issues concentrating its efforts in the areas of relationship building and government affairs, Israel education, and combating antisemitism and hate.

Our Values

The JCRC board developed a set of values that help guide us in determining what issues to engage in on behalf of the community. These values include importance of mutual understanding and respect, the moral imperative of protecting religious liberty, the necessity of education and knowledge, the value of compassion for the vulnerable and bereft, the fairness of just and peaceful resolution of disputes, and the centrality of Israel to the security and fulfillment of the Jewish people.

Our People

The JCRC includes a board made up of diverse community leaders as well as professional staff. Follow the link to get to know us!

Our History

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Cincinnati was born to protect the Jewish community from the wave of anti-Semitism during the 1930s. A small group of Jewish leaders began to meet informally to devise methods to combat the threats of Nazism and Fascism against the Jewish community and American democracy. After realizing that a professional effort was necessary, they officially formed the Public Relations Committee (today’s JCRC) in 1939.