Jewish Community Relations Council

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss

Address: 12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63146 | Phone:  314-442-3871 | fax: 314-989-1361 | email: [email protected]website: | Social media: Twitter @JCRCStLFacebook: JCRCStLouis 

Maharat Rori Picker Neiss, Executive Director

The Jewish Community Relations Council, a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, works within the Jewish and broader communities in St. Louis to enhance cooperation with other religious, racial, ethnic and civic groups; foster a just, democratic and pluralistic society; and promote the security of Israel and Jews everywhere. Guided by Jewish values, the JCRC advocates, educates, collaborates and mobilizes action on issues important to the Jewish community. Comprised of 32 local Jewish organizations and 7-14 at-large members, JCRC’s Council provides a forum for discussion and coordinated action on public policy issues of concern to the Jewish community at the international, state and local levels.

JCRC also engages constituents through a variety of programming. The Jewish Fund for Human Needs, co-sponsored by the JCRC and the St. Louis Rabbinical Association, provides Jewish engagement in philanthropic efforts in the general community. The Bohm Social Justice Initiative educates and engages the Jewish community on a broad range of activities in the arena of social justice. The Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council is dedicated to advancing pluralism by organizing, supporting and promoting programs and activities that foster good human relations between people of diverse backgrounds. 

John Kalishman is Board Chair.