The Jewish Community Relations Council works to promote mutual understanding and harmonious relations among St. Louis' varied racial, religious, civic and ethnic groups. We believe that the greatest strength of any community is the people of which it is comprised. To that end, we have opened honest and raw dialogue, advocated on joint issues, and created programs to engage thousands of others in our shared work.
Dialogue groups are on hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The following dialogue groups meet on a regular basis. To learn how you can get more involved or to find the group that is right for you, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 442-3871.
Breakfast Dialogue Group
The Breakfast Dialogue Group is a multi-faith dialogue group that brings together religious leaders and lay leaders for shared learning. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 8:00am – 9:00am.
This group, co-hosted by Eden Theological Seminary and the Jewish Community Relations Council and comprised of Jews and Christians across denominations, meets on a monthly basis. Members are primarily religious leaders and active lay leaders. The group meets monthly on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
African American – Jewish Dialogue
The African American – Jewish Dialogue Initiative enables members to learn more about one another as individuals and communities through dialogue and pertinent programming.
A second group, the African American – Jewish Task Force, was formed in partnership with the Urban League of Metropolitan St Louis to discuss and act upon issues of shared concern in both communities.
The Sidney and Anna Frager Jewish/Muslim Teen Dialogue Group (fondly dubbed by its participants as "JAM": Jews and Muslims) has developed into a deeply rooted collaboration between the St. Louis JCRC and the Islamic Foundation of St. Louis. It is comprised of 12 Jewish teens and 12 Muslim teens reflecting considerable diversity across ethnic and religious backgrounds. The group meets monthly.
This group brings together Jews and Latino/as as well as Latin Jews on a quarterly basis for dialogue, learning, and comradery.