At the core of Community Relations (CR) work at the Rochester Federation are commitments to tzedek, pursuing justice, and tikkun olam, repairing the world. We are working to build a Jewish community committed to learning, caring and social justice in our city, our country and in Israel.
We work in cooperation with Jewish community partners and those in other ethnic and religious communities on key areas of concern, as well as with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community.
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We respond to needs in Israel as they arise and implement programs designed to engage synagogues, organizations and individual members of the Rochester Jewish Community.
We offer regular opportunities to get updates on Israel affairs from world class experts on Israel's political scene, including an annual speaker series.
For information, contact Community Relations Director Karen Elam, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether we are speaking out for health care concerns, working on behalf of peace with security for Israel or lobbying for hate crime legislation, we have helped to forge coalitions between grassroots activists and elected officials to influence public policy.