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 » What We Do

The ADL and the CRC (the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Omaha [JFO] have mutually agreed to separate, allowing both organizations (ADL and JFO) to focus on our agencies’ core missions and strengths. Both the ADL and the JFO are dedicated to establishing a strong, cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship going forward.

We in Omaha remained the last combined ADL-CRC in the country for a long and successful time –but it was a model that was retired elsewhere in the country by the ADL many years ago, allowing the ADL and Jewish Federations around the country to focus resources and expertise more effectively and efficiently.

Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Omaha represents the voice the Jewish Federation of Omaha. Guided by Jewish values, JCRCs advocate, educate, collaborate, and mobilize Jewish communities and community partners to act on issues important to the JCRCs’ respective local Jewish communities.

Some of the work the JCRC is focusing on includes:
  • Responding to incidents of hate and antisemitism across our community
  • Work with our campus Security Manager and local law enforcement
  • Providing educational resources to administrators, teachers and students
  • Reporting incidents to the ADL database
  • Providing support to synagogues and Jewish agencies and organizations
  • Building community relationships and coalitions to pro-actively address and respond to issues of paramount importance to our Jewish community and community at large
  • Reaching out to civil rights organizations and marginalized communities to work together to achieve similar goals
  • Educating and providing programs and valuable resources to institutions, and individuals seeking help and support
  • Providing allyship and anti-bias curriculum and training
  • Advocating for the Jewish people, Israel, and marginalized communities
  • Advocating and working with elected officials and community partners on issues and legislation of importance to our community