Jewish Community Relations Council


The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is a standing committee of the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast. The JCRC’s primary purpose is to develop and carry out a unified community relations program to broadly represent the interests of the local Jewish community in Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando Counties as well as support and promote Israel advocacy and education for the local Jewish community.


The JCRC committee includes co-chairs and at-large members. Meetings are generally held quarterly, if interested, please contact Maxine Kaufman at


The JCRC is a member of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), serving as the representative voice of the organized American Jewish community.


  • Purpose & Goal

    The objectives of the JCRC shall be to defend and preserve the civil rights of the Jewish community, domestically and overseas, and to promote its interests in relation to the community at large.


    Promoting Responsibility In Middle East Reporting
    “A huge lie repeated often enough is accepted as truth.”
    — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Propaganda Minister

  • In Memory of Norman

    Norman Gross founded the Tampa Bay chapter of PRIMER. He worked tirelessly, writing hundreds of
    letters to the editor of the Tampa Bay Times, to remove bias about Israel from the media.
    He will be missed.

Contact Us


Learn about how you can get involved with the JCRC today.


Maxine Kaufman

Co-Chair: Stuart Berger

Fully tax-deductible donations to support the efforts of the JCRC can be made to the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast. For more information, contact our office. Thank you!


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