JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER EL PASO

Justice, Justice you shall pursue,” we read on Parashat Shoftim. The demand of Justice goes beyond the idea of a Justice system. It implies fairness, equal opportunity, judging people for who they are and for their own actions. The idea of Justice is present throughout our sources and it is an integral part of all branches of Judaism regardless of whatever other differences might exist between them.


Justice is making sure people can live from what they earn doing honest work.


Justice means that no person should pay for the privileges of others.


Justice means to always defend the truth, even when it is painful to do so.


The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is our vehicle to pursue Justice together, as a community. Defending Justice in all walks of life is an important way of repairing the world. Our own history has taught us what happens when people are denied Justice and Equal Opportunity.


The JCRC brings together members of different segments of the Jewish community, with different ideas and different interpretations to find common ground and speak out and act as a community to do what is right and help heal the world, one person and one group at a time.


The JCRC is concerned with upholding Israel’s existence as the Nation State of the Jewish people; as the realization of our right to self-determination. We are there to confront those who would deny the Jewish people the same right they demand for everyone else. We defend the rights of Jews wherever they may live.


The JCRC is concerned with those living in poverty in our own backyard and with finding ways to help them out of their current situation. We represent the Jewish Federation at the table of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, a National partnership of organizations which invests over $ 300,000 a year in fighting poverty and providing for the basic needs of families here in El Paso.


The JCRC believes in the words of Emma Lazarus, written on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free…” We believe in this because  it is just and because our ancestors were denied access to many countries over the centuries.


We believe in Social Justice in all its forms, and we believe in our role as stewards of our Planet.


We represent all these concerns and more to our Elected Officials, to the Media and within our own Jewish Community in El Paso. We do this essential work through educational programs and through speaking out. Contact Us with your personal concerns…STAND UP AND BE COUNTED!


The Jewish Community Relations Council is part of the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso and a member of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
 

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

District 16: Congressman Beto O'Rourke

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Committees: Armed Services, Veterans' Affairs

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E-MAIL: Beto@mail.house.gov

 

District 23: Congressman Will Hurd

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Committees: Homeland Security, Oversight and Government, Small Business

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CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS

 

CITY OFFICIALS (El Paso)

Mayor: Oscar Leeser              (915) 212-0021

District 1: Peter Svarzbein    (915) 212-0001

District 2: Larry E. Romero      (915) 212-0002

District 3: Emma Acosta          (915) 212-0003

District 4: Carl L. Robinson     (915) 212-0004

District 5: Dr. Michel Noe        (915) 212-0005

District 6: Claudia Ordaz         (915) 212-0006

District 7: Lily Limon               (915) 212-0007

District 8: Cortney Niland       (915) 212-0008

TEXAS STATE REPRESENTATIVES

 

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Texas State House District 75

Representative Mary González

Capitol Office: EXT E1.302
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0613
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 1200 Santos Sanchez
Socorro TX 79927
Phone: (915) 790-2299 
 

Texas State House District 76

Representative César Blanco
Capitol Office: EXT E1.218
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0622
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 9440 Viscount, Ste. 205
Austin TX 78768 
 

Texas State House District 77

Representative Marisa Márquez
Capitol Office: EXT E2.822
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0638
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 1444 Montana, Ste. 100
El Paso TX 79902
Phone: (915) 532-2755 
 

Texas State House District 78

Representative Joseph E. Moody
Capitol Office: EXT E2.214
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0728
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 5675 Woodrow Bean, Suite 12
El Paso TX 79924
Phone: (915) 751-2700 
 

Texas State House District 79

Representative Joe C. Pickett
Capitol Office: CAP 1W.5
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0596
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
District Address: 1790 Lee Trevino, #307
El Paso TX 79936
Phone: (915) 590-4349 

Texas State Senator

Texas State Senate District 29

Senator José Rodríguez
Capitol Office: EXT E1.610
Capitol Phone: (512) 463-0129
Capitol Address: P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
District Address: 100 N. Ochoa, Suite A
El Paso TX 79901
Phone: (915) 351-3500
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