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Community Engagement

JCRC builds relationships with faith-based organizations and communities as well as with other minority groups. We believe in working with others and value finding common ground through interfaith text studies, holiday parties, discussions, and more.

Task Force Chair: Rosemary Chaban

Antisemitism, Hate, and Holocaust Education

JCRC commemorates the Holocaust with educational programming for students and the entire community. Our commitment to combatting hate through education stems from Jewish history and our collective responsibility for one another.

Task Force Chair: Hindea Markowicz, Director,
Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center


Israel Advocacy and Engagement

JCRC offers opportunities that explore the culture and diversity of Israel. We organize a Yom Ha’atzmaut community celebration and work with the Jewish Agency and Partnership2Gether to strengthen our connection to Israel.

Task Force Chair: Dena Zack


Government and Media Affairs

JCRC engages in advocacy and education on issues affecting the Jewish community. We work with Ohio Jewish Communities on legislative initiatives. We are the “go to” resource for information regarding Jewish Toledo and Israel.

Task Force Chair: Kevin McQueen

Current Issues and Civic Engagement

Working alongside local and national organizations, JCRC supports racial justice efforts, increasing voter engagement in our political system, and more. We stand against antisemitism, racism, and all other forms of oppression.

Task Force Chair: Adam Goldberg


Sue Ann Hochberg, Chair, JCRC

Rosemary Chaban, Chair, Community Engagement Task Force

Adam Goldberg, Chair, Current Issues and Civic Engagement Task Force

Hindea Markowicz, Chair, Antisemitism, Hate, and Holocaust Education Task Force

Kevin McQueen, Chair, Government and Media Affairs Task Force

Dena Zack, Chair, Israel Advocacy and Engagement Task Force

Daniel Pearlman, Director, JCRC


The Toledo JCRC represents the Greater Toledo Jewish community, Israel and Jews to the general community; establishes collaborative relationships with other ethnic, racial, civic and religious groups; promotes the interests of Jewish organizations and other agencies through government relations at the federal, state and local levels and the media; and educates and advocates on important issues, seeking consensus with a commitment to Jewish values.

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  • November 9: JCRC signs onto statement of concerns regarding Ohio HB 322 and HB 327. Click here to read the statement.
  • November 3: JCRC congratulates elected officials who won election and re-election.
  • October 19: JCRC launches inaugural Community Opinion & Policy Survey. Click here to take the survey until December 18.
  • August 16: JCRC and other lay and professional Jewish communal leaders meet with Congressman Bob Latta.

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  • JCRC cares about children’s literacy and social justice. Looking for books that teach your child about topics like antisemitism, hate, genocide, and racism? Check out this book list compiled by the ADL for kids of all ages.
  • Are you an American citizen? It’s your civic duty to vote. Ohio residents, click here to register.

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