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JCRC

lations Council (JCRC) is the public affairs arm of the Jewish community. The JCRC is comprised of representatives of all the Jewish communal organizations and at large members. It fosters positive relations with the wider community as well as keeping up to date and educating the Jewish and non-Jewish public on issues of concern to the Jewish community. JCRC is the local voice on behalf of Israel and speak out against anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination and bigotry.

The JCRC helps organize workshops on teaching the Holocaust in schools and events pertaining to issues in the Middle East.

 ROSENWALD

 Join us for the premiere screening of Rosenwald - the remarkable story of a Jewish partnership with African American communities.  Saturday, July 15, 4 pm, Union Baptist Church (1405 East Monroe, Springfield).  Free admission.  Refreshments to follow.

Julius Rosenwald was born in Springfield, IL, and became the President of Sears.  This Jewish philanthropist joined forces with African American communities to build over 5,300 schools during the early part of the 20th century.
 
This event is brought to by the following:  African-American History Museum, Jewish Federation of Springfield/Jewish Community Relations Council, Ministerial Alliance,Springfield Frontiers Club, Union Baptists Church and the Velma L. Carey Family Fund.