Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

Domestic Affairs Commission

The Domestic Affairs Commission concentrates on the national and local agenda, focusing on such issues as the separation of church and state, hate crimes, and intergroup relations. The JCRC combats anti-Semitic activities and advocates on behalf of local Jewish individuals and institutions that have been targets of anti-Semitic incidents.

Please view our Statement on Civility.


Domestic Affairs Education

  • Learn about hate crimes and how to proceed if you have been the victim of a hate crime.
  • Learn how the Chicago Jewish community works with diverse groups around Chicago and maintains intergroup relations.
  • Learn how to handle issues relating to Holocaust survivors and Holocaust era assets.
  • Learn about the legal safeguards that exist in regards to separation of Church and State.
  • Learn the ins and outs of becoming an election official and about voter registration.