Intergroup and Interfaith Relations
As the liaison between the Detroit Jewish community and the public at
large, JCRC works to maintain and
improve ongoing relationships with major ethnic, religious, racial and
civic groups in metropolitan Detroit. JCRC’s outreach to ethnic groups including the African American,
Hispanic, Chaldean and Arab communities enables us to
collaborate on issues, such as minority rights and immigration
reform. Among the intergroup organizations that JCRC partners with or
participates in are the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion
, New Detroit
and the Chaldean Federation of America
JCRC works regularly with metro
Detroit’s diverse faith communities to promote mutual understanding,
respect and cooperation. We have close working relationships with the Archdiocese of Detroit and the Interfaith Leadership Council.
Through JCRC, members of the Jewish
community participate in a broad range of community programs that provide face-to-face and hands-on encounters with diverse groups of their non-Jewish neighbors.
Jewish News publisher Arthur Horwitz and Michigan Chronicle
editor Bankole Thompson, talk about historic links between the Jewish
and African American communities at the Jewish Council for Publish
Affairs June 2011 Mission to Detroit.
Jewish and Muslim health care providers at an interfaith health fair organized by JCRC and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan.
Chaldean community leaders brief JCRC's board of directors about challenges facing the Chaldean community.