The Jewish Community Relations 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.


"Strange Fruit" - a documentary about the iconic Billie Holiday song that gave voice to the struggle for racial justice.  Saturday, August 10, 1:30 pm, Union Baptist Church (1405 E. Monroe St.).  To date sponsors include the Jewish Federation of Springfield, IL/Jewish Community Relations Council, NAACP, Springfield & Central Illinois African American History Museum, Springfield Frontiers Club, union Baptist Church and the Velma L. Carey Family Fund.