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Social Action


The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is a standing committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans. The JCRC serves as the Federation’s advocacy and social action arm, engaging all segments of the Greater New Orleans Jewish community and connecting with non-Jewish individuals and groups in the region to promote Jewish values.

The work of the JCRC generally falls into three categories: antisemitism and Israel advocacy, social and legislative action, and community service through the Nourish program.

For more information, or to get involved, contact Aaron Bloch at or 504.780.5608.

The JCRC is the public affairs coordinating and advisory body for the organized Jewish community of New Orleans. JCRC develops and articulates consensus positions concerning matters of public importance on behalf of its constituency. The JCRC advocates on issues of great importance to the Jewish community in the areas of social justice, civil rights, Israel and more. The JCRC seeks to promote mutual understanding among all groups in the greater community and to advance democratic pluralism, harmonious relationships, and respect for human dignity and individual rights across religious, racial, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic lines. The JCRC consists of a cross-section of the Greater New Orleans Jewish Community representing area organizations and synagogues. The JCRC assesses current issues and develops strategies to further the interest of the Jewish community.

Current JCRC Chair: Sara Lewis