Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ (CRC)

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) is the advocacy and public affairs arm of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Our mission is to mobilize the Jewish community on national, state, and local issues to ensure that our community’s interests are addressed. By forging relationships with our elected representatives, educating and engaging our community, and building coalitions with other political and faith-based groups, we make sure that our voice is heard on issues which are central to our values as Jews and Americans.

CONTACT

Linda Scherzer
Director of Community Relations Committee
Phone: (973) 929-3087
Email: LScherzer@jfedgmw.org

  
  


CRC

 

The Four Pillars of the CRC

  • LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

    The CRC advocates, both independently and through the State Association, for domestic agenda items, and internationally for Israel.

  • ISRAEL AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

    The CRC educates and engages high school and college students, as well the wider community, to maintain a strong connection to the land of Israel.

  • INTERGROUP RELATIONS

    The CRC builds and maintains strong relationships with members of the interfaith community, and creates shared events and important dialogues that lead to mutual understanding.

  • SOCIAL JUSTICE

    The CRC aids all citizens within Greater Metrowest by cultivating deep relationships between the Jewish and labor communities, and working together on issues of mutual concern.

Blog

CRC: ADVOCACY IN ACTION
by Linda Scherzer, CRC Director

  • Bringing Legislators on the Trip of a Lifetime

    March 26
    It was on the sixth day of the New Jersey Legislators Mission to Israel at a resort hotel on the shores of the Galilee, that the unique relationship between the State of New Jersey and the State of Israel found powerful expression.

Related Articles

  • Young lobbyists urge passage of gun control bills

    Darcy Schleifstein had a very personal reason for going to Trenton to lobby state legislators to enact stricter gun control laws: Her good friend, Alex Schachter, was one of the students killed by a gunman Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

  • Jewish Teens March For Their Lives in Newark

    For three of the six years Darcy Schleifstein went to Camp Echo in Burlington, N.Y., she was close with Alex Schachter, a 14-year-old freshman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27, 2018 - CRC Meeting



October 25, 2018 (evening) - Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Israel and American Jews


October 30, 2018 - Interfaith Partners for Peace


November 14, 2018 - Panel on Immigration Reform

January 6, 2019 - #Standup #Speak Out Israel Advocacy Conference for High School Students

February 26-27, 2019 - Leadership Mission to Washington, DC

March 24-26, 2019 - AIPAC Policy Conference Parent/Teen Cohort