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Community Relations Council (CRC)


The Community Relations Council (CRC) engages in public policy issues exclusively on the basis of Jewish values and:

  • promotes and defends equal rights and social and economic justice for all
  • assures freedom of thought, opinion, expression and association
  • insists that all governmental actions neither endorse nor unduly inhibit religious practice and that they do not extensively entangle government and religion
  • fosters amicable relationships among ethnic, racial, national, religious and other groups in our community
  • promotes better understanding between the Jewish community and the community at large with respect to issues affecting the local, state, national and international Jewish community
  • enlists governmental and public support on behalf of Israel
  • enlists governmental and public support for oppressed communities throughout the world, with special vigilance against genocide
  • advocates positions on human services and social legislation affecting the Jewish community
  • builds coalitions with groups and organizations in the wider Pittsburgh community in the promotion of all of the above purposes
  • functions as a non-partisan body without any political affiliation or participation in party or electoral politics

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Upcoming Events

HOLD: Israel Your Way Information Session
Wed, 26 Oct 2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Rabbi Danny Schiff Lecture
Wed, 26 Oct 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pumpkins and Pints
Wed, 26 Oct 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

CRC Meeting
Thu, 27 Oct 2016
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

Wechsler Meeting
Thu, 27 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

JWF Trustee Meeting
Thu, 27 Oct 2016
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CLE 2016/2017
Fri, 28 Oct 2016
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

E3: Tour of new Squirrel Hill Mikvah and Discussion
Sun, 30 Oct 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Jewish Community Foundation Annual Program
Sun, 30 Oct 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chutz Pow Vol. 2 Launch Party
Sun, 30 Oct 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Back2School Store Thank You and Kick-Off
Sun, 30 Oct 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Vibrant Pittsburgh and the Urban Affairs Foundation, which is a part of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, have joined forces to implement this year’s Mini Grants Initiative: 2016 Civic Inclusion & Engagement Fund.

This Fund will promote diverse communities in the Pittsburgh region. Each organization has committed $25,000 to create a $50,000 pool to fund projects that increase the civic engagement of diverse and immigrant communities.

Applications open March 21, 2016, and are due May 4, 2016.
Learn more here!


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For more information on the Community Relations Council, please contact Joshua Sayles, CRC Director, at 412.992.5234 or

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh PA, 15213  412-681-8000 I  



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