Jewish Community Relations Council

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is a standing committee of the Jewish Federation of Florida's Gulf Coast. Its 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, to fight antisemitism in all its forms, and to 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 bi-monthly. if interested, please contact Stuart Berger at, or call him at 727-333-3108

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St. Pete leaders take action as community highlights rise in antisemitism

St. Pete leaders take action as community highlights rise in antisemitism
Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 14, 2023
and last updated 7:21 PM, Sep 14, 2023

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — People in Pinellas County are shining a light on the rise of antisemitism as the St. Pete City Council took action on Thursday.

City Council approved a resolution supporting the establishment of a definition of antisemitism to help identify, measure, monitor, and fight antisemitism.

“Being able to identify what something is is the first step in then knowing how to solve it,” said Michael Igel, the Board Chair of the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Pete.

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  • 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.


    If you witness or are the victim of an antisemitic act, call 911. After making that call, please report the incident to the Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast's “Rapid Response Task Force” by calling (727) 530-3223 or emailing


    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.

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


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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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