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December 26, 2023: Two local synagogues receive bomb threats. Click here to read our statement.

 

December 14, 2023: JCRC holds third annual sold-out Shine a Light on Antisemitism event.

 

December 2, 2023: An area synagogue, Congregation B'nai Israel, receives a bomb threat. Click here to read our statement.

 

December 1, 2023: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine meets with Jewish Toledo leadership, recommits strong support for Israel.

 

November 14, 2023: JCRC and Jewish Toledo leaders join 290,000 other Americans at the historic March for Israel in Washington, DC.

 

November 1, 2023: JCRC organizes Community Rally for Israel to raise awareness of hostages held in Gaza.

 

October 19, 2023: JCRC organizes Media Briefing about the October 7th atrocities on Israeli civilians, the Israel-Hamas War, and rising antisemitism.

 

October 16, 2023: JCRC organizes "What You Do Matters" training for law enforcement about the Holocaust.

 

October 10, 2023: The Toledo Jewish community comes together for a prayer vigil to mourn the 1,000+ murdered in Israel in the October 7th atrocities committed by Hamas.

 

October 7, 2023: Hamas terrorists murder, rape, torture, injure, and kidnap thousands of Israeli civilians, amounting to the deadliest day in Jewish history since the Holocaust.

 

August 27, 2023: JCRC and the MultiFaith Council of Northwest Ohio organize Shine a Light on Hate: Creating a Compassionate Community, a conference with 17 total partner organizations and featuring 11 breakout options, cultural performances, a concluding panel, and more.

 

July 15, 2023: JCRC condemns neo-Nazi group that came to Toledo to harass attendees at an Equality Toledo event before coming to the Jewish Toledo campus to harass Jews. Click here to read our statement.

 

March 26, 2023: JCRC organizes large Model Passover Seder open to public.

 

January 18, 2023: JCRC and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toledo's Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Resource Center organize performances of "Letters from Anne & Martin" to commemorate MLK Day and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

December 18, 2022: Over 135 faith leaders, elected officials, educators, and others attend JCRC's second annual Shine a Light on Antisemitism event.

 

December 14, 2022: JCRC participates in the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity Faith Build Dedication event.

 

November 6, 2022: JCRC brings 17 Jewish and Arab Israelis from the Women Leading a Dialogue program to Toledo.

 

September 21, 2022: JCRC co-sponsors Peace March in downtown Toledo.

 

August 29, 2022: JCRC hosts individual meetings with both candidates for Ohio's 9th U.S. Congressional District.

 

July 6, 2022: JCRC hosts individual meetings with all five candidates for District 41 of Ohio House of Representatives and District 11 of Ohio Senate.

 

June 28, 2022: JCRC organizes an interfaith prayer event in support of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers with Sylvania United Church of Christ.

 

June 24, 2022: JCRC condemns the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson. Click here to read our statement.

 

June 14, 2022: JCRC joins interfaith partners for the launch of Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's 2022 Faith Build.

 

May 11, 2022: JCRC co-sponsors a panel discussion with a coalition of educators, legal experts, religious leaders, and minority groups opposed to Ohio HB 322, HB 327, and HB 616.

 

April 7, 2022: JCRC organizes an Equality Seder with Equality Toledo, highlighting the ties between the Jewish and LGBTQ+ communities.

 

April 3, 2022: JCRC welcomes to Toledo world-renowned Holocaust scholar and human rights activist Father Patrick Desbois, founder of Yahad-In Unum, to speak to more than 1,000 students and adults over two days.

 

February 9, 2022: Ohio Jewish communal leaders meet with Chancellor Randy Gardner of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

 

February 1, 2022: Ohio Jewish communal leaders meet with Chanan Weissman, White House Liaison to the Jewish community.

 

December 5, 2021: Over 125 faith leaders, elected officials, educators, and others attend JCRC's Shine a Light on Antisemitism rally.

 

November 9, 2021: JCRC signs onto statement of concerns regarding Ohio HB 322 and HB 327. Click here to read the statement.

 

November 3, 2021: JCRC congratulates elected officials who won election and re-election.

 

October 19, 2021: JCRC launches inaugural Community Opinion & Policy Survey. Click here to take the survey until December 18.

 

August 16, 2021: JCRC and other lay and professional Jewish communal leaders meet with Congressman Bob Latta.

 

August 5, 2021: JCRC launches a new webpage, logo, and biweekly newsletter.

 

August 3, 2021: Ohio Jewish communal leaders meet with Governor Mike DeWine in Columbus.

 

May 20, 2021: JCRC applauds the passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act. Click here to learn more about this new law.

 

May 12, 2021: JCRC condemns the violence perpetuated by Hamas terrorists. Click here to read our statement.

 

April 27, 2021: JCRC applauds the passage of four new JCPA resolutions. Click here to learn more about these resolutions.

 

January 20, 2021: Joe Biden has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States.

 

January 19, 2021: The Trump Administration has declared that China is engaging in genocide against the Uighurs. Click here to learn more.

 

January 6, 2021: JCRC condemns the storming of the Capitol building. Click here to read our statement.

 

December 31, 2020: Mazal Tov to Fagie Benstein on her retirement as JCRC Director!

 

November 1, 2020: Daniel Pearlman becomes JCRC Director, working with Fagie Benstein until her retirement.