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

Planning & Funding Committee Mtg
Tue, 31 May 2016
5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

VOOM! Planting Flowers with Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Wed, 01 Jun 2016
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Screening of Borrowed Identity - Israeli Arab Education Day Follow Up
Wed, 01 Jun 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bridges: Jewish Women’s Professional Series
Thu, 02 Jun 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Legal Wisdom of Torah
Fri, 03 Jun 2016
8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Dr. Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg Presents:
Fri, 03 Jun 2016
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sun, 05 Jun 2016
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Kids' Mega Challah Event
Sun, 05 Jun 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

CWB Community Lecture with Douglas Morris - Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich
Sun, 05 Jun 2016
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Wechsler Session
Sun, 05 Jun 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 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

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