Development of the Jewish Community Relations Council
Without a formal organization or name, these community leaders kept informed on the growth of antisemitism and monitored Nazi activities in Cincinnati throughout the 1930s. Eventually, the group realized their mission could not be accomplished by volunteers alone. In 1939, they formed the Public Relations Committee, today’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).
Since its inception, JCRC has been concerned for the security and fate of the Jewish people in Cincinnati, in Israel and around the world. Israel, anti-Semitism, threats to overseas Jewish communities, terrorism, separation of church and state, civil liberties and civil rights are among the issues that JCRC addresses today.