Who We Are


The Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ is the public policy and advocacy arm of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. The CRC spearheads the development of the public policy agenda for the Jewish community focusing on local, state, and national issues. CRC advocates these views with legislators and engages with other constituencies, such as civic and interfaith leaders and the media, on these matters.

Visions and Goals

  • The CRC works in the areas of Israel & World Affairs, Government Relations, and Community-based initiatives.

  • The CRC informs and educates the Greater MetroWest community on current events and public policy matters of interest, and networks and builds various coalitions with the community at large to further common interests.

  • The CRC serves as a clearinghouse for new issues, has a rapid response capability, and takes immediate action in support of the Jewish community and Israel.

  • The CRC rallies the community to action.

Jewish Council for Public Affairs

The CRC is an active member of the Jewish Council of Public Affairs and works to forge a common agenda among the organized Jewish community on international and national issues. 

Program and Policy Areas

Stop Iran Now Campaign

Informs and mobilizes the community to take action for strong diplomatic and economic measures to deter Iran’s nuclear weapons program, including divestment and sanctions.

Israel Advocacy

  • Counters attacks on Israel's legitimacy
  • Advocates for legislation in support of Israel
  • Responds to anti-Israel and anti-Semitic bias
  • Provides rapid response to media bias
  • Convenes the Jewish Faculty Network to keep the pulse on what is happening on campuses
  • Provides outreach to pro-Israel evangelicals

Jewish Women’s Involvement in the Political Process

A state-wide initiative convenes JWIN (Jewish Women In Network), made up of Jewish women elected officials who mentor and support women to run and become involved in politics.

NJ Coalition Responds to the Crisis in Darfur

The CRC works in coalition with diverse organizations to end the genocide in Darfur.

Newark Advisory Council

The Council is made up of Jewish leaders in the business, civic, and nonprofit communities in Newark that regularly meet with influentials to forge ongoing relationships and contribute to the betterment of the city.

Domestic Legislative Priorities

The CRC regularly engages with elected officials at the national, state and local level to advocate in support of the domestic legislative agenda of the Jewish Federations of North America. Learn more... 

How to Get Involved:
Become a CRC Advocate — Volunteer Opportunities

The CRC provides many opportunities for men and women to be engaged on key issues. All Federation supporters are encouraged to become a CRC advocate and ensure their voices are heard on important public policy issues of our time.

  • Volunteer to join one of our active committees on Israel, Government Relations, Jewish Faculty, Jewish Women In Network, Newark Advisory Council, and more
  • Attend our informative programming with dynamic speakers that helps to provide the information and tools you need to advocate on behalf of the Jewish community
  • Participate in community mobilizations by attending rallies, missions to Washington and Trenton, and other events
  • Become Engaged: Act Now! Send out Action Alerts when needed

Contact the CRC Staff

For more information, visit www.jfedgmw.org/crc, click on advocacy.
To be added to the advocacy mailing list, send an email to crc@jfedgmw.org or call (973) 929-3064