Activities 2012-2013

JCRC Programs & Meetings:

• September 14, 2012-Iran Briefing with Red Cell Intelligence Group
• October 4, 2012-JCRC Opening Meeting with Israel Action Network (IAN)
• October 2012-Jerusalem Online University Mini Course available community wide
• December 4, 2012-Leadership Briefing with the Washington Institute to campaign Cabinet/JCRC
• January 16, 2013-Workshop with Jerusalem Center for Communication and Advocacy Training
• February 28, 2013-JCRC Breakfast for Miami-Dade County State Legislative Delegation
• April 23, 2013-JCRC Dinner, JCPA on Repairing the World Through Jewish Activism
• June 6, 2013-JCRC Closing Meeting with David Makovsky

JCRC Co-sponsored Programs:

• July 25, 2012-AMIA Commemoration Program with AJC
• October 3-4, 2012-IAN workshops with Hillel Second Generation and GMJF departments
• October 22, 2012-Party Politics: An Interactive Discussion for ALL Inquiring Minds with the Network, supported by Women’s Philanthropy
• November 25, 2012-Israel Solidarity Rally with the Michael-Ann Russell JCC, Rabbinical Association, Israeli Consulate, Friends of the IDF and Hebrew Academy
• December 5, 2012-Co-sponsored community-wide Jewish Christian Holiday Celebration convened by Israeli Consulate General
• January 16, 2013-JCCAT workshops with North and South Dade GMJF branches
• January 24, 2013-Briefing with Elected Officials with Major Gifts Division
• January 30-31, 2013-Washington, D.C. Advocacy Mission with Major Gifts Division
• April 23, 2013-Meeting on Combating Human Trafficking with Women’s Philanthropy
• May 6, 2013-Evening with Carlos Alberto Montaner, The Political Landscape in Venezuela, with International Division

JCRC Grassroots Activities & Advocacy Efforts:

• December 24, 2012-Co-sponsored JCPA petition urging legislation to limit access to assault weapons and ensure access to quality mental health care
• March 1, 2013-Introduction with the Office of the State Attorney to join Human Trafficking Task Force
• March 14, 2013-Launched Facebook Fan Page
• April 10, 2013-Co-signor of JCPA letter to Congressional leadership urging support for gun violence legislation
• April 12, 2013-Congressional advocacy to strengthen Iran sanctions
• April 12, 2013-Congressional advocacy to fund Homeland Security nonprofit grants
• April 26, 2013-Particpated in the Congregational Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Awareness Day, organized by Miami-Dade County
• April 29, 2013-Signator of WIC Coalition Partner Letter to Senate and House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee urging full funding of WIC in FY 2014

Reports & Briefings

Action Alerts:

• August 3, 2012-Be Election Ready: Primary Election Voting Info
• September 13, 2012-Be Election Ready: Ballot Amendments & General Election Information
• October 17, 2012-Be Election Ready: Ballot Amendments & General Election Information
• March 15, 2013-Stand with Israel and Alicia Keys, Asked for Signatures for Petition, Don’t Let Israel’s Detractors Politicize Art
• April 10, 2013-Prevent Gun Violence, Urged Calls to Congress, Faiths Calling
• May 2, 2013-Advocacy Alert, Urged Calls to FL Legislators, Application of Foreign Law

Sudan Reports:

• March 18, 2013

Israel Updates:

• August 13, 2012
• April 3, 2013

Iran Briefing:

• May 8, 2013

Special Briefings and Alerts:

• August 15, 2012-Primary Election Unofficial Results
• September 12, 2012-Security Alert
• September 25, 2012-Security Alert
• October 23, 2012-Conference Call on Sudan
• November 2012-Operation Pillar of Defense:
      • Distributed statement to media from GMJF
      • Participated in interviews with news outlets
      • Provided community-wide briefings with background and talking points
      • Disseminated Security Alerts to Council of Jewish Organizations
      • Updated GMJF website and social media with developments and advocacy
• February 2013-Gun Violence Initiatives:
      • Party to Draft Resolution
      • Co-Sponsored nationwide petition crafted by JCPA
      • Initiated Facebook Campaign
• April 8, 2013-Security Alert
• April 16, 2013-Security Alert
• May 2, 2013-Security Alert

National Meetings:

• February 5-7, 2013-Participated in the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) Government Affairs Institute in Washington, DC
• March 10-13, 2013-Participated in the JCPA Plenum in Washington, DC
• March 12-13, 2013-Participated in the CRC Directors Association Meeting in Washington, DC

Upcoming Events:

• June 2013-Human Trafficking Task Force Meeting
• August/September 2013-JCRC Focus Groups
• October 2013-Training for Faith in Each Other: An Israel Dialogue
• January 2014-Live Kickoff for Faith in Each Other: An Israel Dialogue

For further information, contact us at or 786.866.8486.

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