Community Relations Council

The Community Relations Council works to safeguard the Jewish community by advancing Jewish interests, promoting Jewish values and advocating on behalf of Jews at home and around the world. The CRC is the primary source of Israel advocacy in the Lehigh Valley, maintaining dynamic relationships with the local media and elected officials.


The CRC coordinates and hosts interfaith programs; adult, college and school-age educational programs; panels with timely, topical themes on politics -- local, national and international; and election forums.


The CRC co-sponsors prejudice reduction workshops for middle and high school students in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities together with the Institute for Jewish Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College.


Contact Aaron Gorodzinsky, 610-821-5500,

Confronting Inequality

A forum with Lehigh Valley elected officials hosted by our CRC about confronting systemic racism.

Identity and Privilege

A discussion with local leader David Jones.

  • Standing Against Hate

    There is never a place for antisemitism or racism in our community and in order to move forward and reach a more equitable and fair society, it is imperative that we all condemn and forcefully respond to hatred in all forms.

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    The Federation is partnering with Bond to sponsor a security app for individuals in the Jewish community. Learn more about this service, being offered free of charge, and sign up now.