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The Jewish Community Relations Bureau|AJC is deeply concerned at an environment of increasing extremism in the United States as well as statements made by local and national elected officials that seem to empower extremists and promote violence. JCRB|AJC is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to combat antisemitism and pursue justice.

Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown’s post on social media warning of a coming war and advising readers to arm themselves is disturbing. This kind of rhetoric encourages extremists, escalates the threat of violence, and further entrenches a growing divide in American society that pits neighbor against neighbor.

7:00 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

While not without struggles, Jews have generally found life in America to be welcoming and hospitable. But when it comes to questions of race, where do we fit in? As a community that is majority white, do we benefit from White privilege or are we a persecuted minority?

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation, lead by Dan Margolies, health and legal affairs editor at KCUR, and best-selling author Joel Goldman.

Co-sponsored by JCRB|AJC, Congregation Beth Shalom, and Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Click "read more" for information and to register.

Do you know an outstanding high school student who is interested in Jewish advocacy?

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is an award-winning leadership development opportunity that trains young Jewish leaders to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people, Israel, and human rights around the world.

JCRB|AJC is currently accepting applications from outstanding rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors who are interested in Jewish advocacy for this year’s LFT program, beginning in Fall 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however, we urge interested students to apply quickly, as the cohort is already half full.

We are pleased to share with you special online offerings from Advocacy Anywhere, Powered by AJC, which allow you to engage with AJC’s leading experts, content, and advocacy opportunities from the comfort of your home. There are programs open to the general public, as well as those geared specifically towards students and young professionals. Past programs are also available.