Community Relations Council

Building harmonious relations and mutual understanding in a diverse world.


Audience Agreement of Conduct
דרך ארץ קדמה לתורה

Respectful speaking and listening are essential, even though there may be widely differing opinions present. This is rooted in a core Jewish value: Derech eretz kadmah l’Torah, proper conduct precedes the Torah. We call upon those attending CRC programming to engage in mutual respect, even in the midst of a heated argument.

Verbal and/or nonverbal attempts to interrupt or disturb the program, as well as uncivil behavior directed toward speakers, other members of the audience, and/or program organizers may result in removal from the premises and affect participation in future CRC programs.

Build Harmonious Relationships
Within and beyond the Jewish community
Advocate for Social Justice
Enlist governmental and public support for oppressed communities
Promote Understanding
With respect to issues affecting the local, state, national and international Jewish community
CRC Support for Israel
Support the State of Israel
Engage in public policy issues and education

Volunteer Leadership

Rosanne Levine
Larry Lebowitz
Todd Rascoe, z"l
2022 Recipient Sonia & Aaron Levinson Community Relations Award
David Ainsman
Jim Busis
Ken Eisner
Adam Falcone
Rabbi Jamie Gibson
Ted Goldberg
Cindy Goodman-Leib
Meyer "Skip" Grinberg
Amy Herlich
Susan F. Kalson
Gayle Kraut
Paul Lieber
Michele Rosenthal
Bob Silverman
Laura Sohinki
Scott Tobe
Greg Unatin
Randal M. Whitlatch

Events of Interest

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Laura Cherner
Laura Cherner
Director, Community Relations Council
Rachel Soloff
Rachel Soloff
Associate, Community Relations Council
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
Sarah Worthington
Specialist, Community Relations and Engagement