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Mission & History

Who We Are

Our Mission

The Jewish community advocate for combating antisemitism and pursuing justice.

Our Vision

To serve as a premier and influential advocate for combating antisemitism and pursuing justice.

Our History

JCRB|AJC is a unique hybrid agency of both a local community relations agency and AJC, the Global Jewish Advocacy organization. Jewish Community Relations Bureau (JCRB) was founded in 1944, when Jews could do little to save their brothers and sisters trapped in the Holocaust. AJC's Kansas City Chapter was formed in 1951.

JCRB merged with the Kansas City AJC office in 1991, becoming JCRB|AJC. We serve as AJC's regional office for Kansas and Western Missouri. This blending was “a first for AJC,” offering “a workable configuration for both agencies to serve smaller and medium-sized Jewish communities in a way not possible previously.”  

Today we continue our work on behalf of the Jewish Community to advocate and educate, to eliminate injustice and discrimination at home and abroad, by building interfaith and inter-group coalitions; cultivating relationships with key community leaders, such as law enforcement, elected officials, school administrators, media, and others; taking an active stand against racism and hatred with focus on the Kansas City community; offering educational opportunities, and more.

To learn more about JCRB|AJC, click here.