Ohio Jewish Communities is committed to combating the virulent and discriminatory Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) movement including supporting the passage of HB 476, which denies state contracts to those engaged in BDS, as well as federal legislation that would specifically empower states to do what the US Commerce Department now does in actively opposing the boycott through the contracts process.
Securing Our Community
It is imperative to increase federal and state funding to help secure at-risk Jewish institutions, including community centers and houses of worship. And because nothing is as critical as children’s safety, we are committed to partnerships with government and law enforcement that keep our schools secure.
Recognizing that a stronger Ohio-Israel partnership benefits both states, and enhances the bi-lateral US-Israel alliance, OJC works on several fronts to build an even stronger Ohio-Israel bond.
In addition, we work with partners to bring Israeli businesses and research partnerships to Ohio and vice versa, encouraging more direct trade and investment, creating and retaining jobs, and helping bridge Ohio to a 21st Century Innovation Economy.
History proves that Ohioans played critical roles in the lead up to World War II, the refugee crisis, and the eventual Allied victory and liberation. In that vein, the Ohio Holocaust & Liberators Memorial is unique among public memorials and museums. OJC worked with Governor John R. Kasich to construct this Memorial to teach people about man’s inhumanity to man; to remember the victims of the Nazi Genocide and to honor both Ohio survivors and liberators.
We continue to support teaching about the Holocaust, and in particular, ensuring Holocaust education as a part of Ohio’s school curriculum. Read more about the newly created Ohio Holocaust & Genocide Memorial & Education Commission
We support a quality K-12 education at both public and chartered non-public schools. Education is a lifeline out of poverty, and as the “People of the Book” we understand how important education is in creating a future for everyone’s children.
Immigration and Refugees
Ohio Public Officials and Jewish organizations speak out about the President's Executive Order on immigration and refugees.