JCRC engages with people from diverse backgrounds to build support for a strong U.S. – Israel relationship based on shared values. We support Israel as the Jewish and democratic homeland of the Jewish people. JCRC advocates for a negotiated two-state solution allowing Israelis and Palestinians to live as neighbors in peace, security, and dignity. We educate the community about the complexity of the conflict and model respectful discourse through our speakers and discussions.
JCRC leads our community and works with allies to actively counter campaigns to delegitimize Israel. As part of our “Stand Up! Speak Out!” initiative, JCRC offers a prestigious Israel Engagement Fellowship for Jewish teens eager to engage thoughtfully on Israel by delving into the region’s history and contemporary challenges.
What We Do
Learn About Israel
Teaching and discussing Israel and the Middle East can sometimes be polarizing and emotionally charged. We recommend curricular resources based on primary sources, enabling teachers and students alike to unpack these complex topics constructively. Click here to learn more.
Israel Engagement Fellowship
Israel Engagement Fellowship (IEF) is open to all Jewish 10th-12th graders who wish to deepen their knowledge and connection to Israel. This Fellowship consists of two cohorts that meet over the course of January and February. Click here to apply.
Israel Around the Table
Israel Around the Table (IATT) is a roundtable discussion series for young Jewish professionals (20s-30s). Each session will focus on a topic related to Israeli society and politics. Registration will be provided when a new session is available.
Resources including news outlets, policy and advocacy organizations, educational resources, assorted tools, and podcasts to help anyone learn how to effectively engage with Israel and related issues. Click here for our resource page.