Helping Iowans Learn More About Our Community and The Issues That Concern Us


  • Advocates for causes on behalf of the Jewish community alone and in coalitions
  • Assures the security of the Jewish community through working with law enforcement
  • Promotes relations with government officials, civic, religious, and ethnic leaders, the education community, the media, labor and business, and the general public
  • Maintains relations with national Jewish organizations and Jewish communities statewide
  • Networks and informs the Jewish community by means of electronic mail, the Jewish Press, and relevant programming
  • Supports the goals and values of the Jewish Federation

Areas of Involvement include:

  • Combating anti-Semitism
  • Holocaust Education
  • Pro-Israel Advocacy
  • Promoting the continued Separation between Religion and State
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Promoting Civil and Human Rights and Civic involvement

The Jewish Community Relations Commission (JCRC) is the non-partisan inter-group relations and public affairs committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines.

To contact the JCRC, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 515-987-0899

JCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and Jewish Federations of North America