Archives: Community Relations Corner Webcast

At the height of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, then-CEO Michael Miller hosted  the Community Relations Corner, a weekly live zoom/webcast series where conversations and interviews took place with top leaders in New York representing the political, religious, economic, and diverse communities in New York. Topics varied depending on the guest and the current events impacting the New York Jewish community and its neighbors, and the state of our city, state and our nation.


August 23, 2021 – Haiti Relief Episode with Haitian-American leaders Carine Jocelyn, CEO of Diaspora Community Services, and Hon. Farah Louis, New York City Council Member Representing District 45

June 17, 2021 – SEASON ONE FINALE, Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York

May 27, 2021 –  Kamlesh  Mehta,  Publisher,  The  South  Asian  Times,  and  Yotam Polizer,  CEO,  IsraAID

May 13, 2021 – Hon. Israel Nitzan, Acting Consul General of Israel in New York

May 11, 2021 – Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller

April 27, 2021 – Daisy Khan, Executive Director, Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality (WISE), and Mohammed Razvi, Executive Director, Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)

April 22, 2021 – Steven Belton, President and Chief Executive Officer, Urban League Twin Cities and Steve Hunegs, Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas

April 13, 2021 – Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Director of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College

April 5, 2021 – Felix Matos Rodriguez, Chancellor of the City University of New York

March 23, 2021 – Rabbi Elie Weinstock, Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach, Rabbi Rachel Ain, Sutton Place Synagogue, and Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

March 18, 2021 – H.E. Ines Demiri, Chargee D’Affairs of Kosovo to Israel

March 12, 2021 – Wayne Ho, President and CEO, Chinese-American Planning Council, and Rhonda Binda, Queens Deputy Borough President

March 4, 2021 – Hon. Ruth Messinger, Former Manhattan Borough President & Global Ambassador, AJWS

February 22, 2021 – Tamara Fish, Former President, Jewish Multiracial Network & Co-founder, Khazbar, and Heather Miller, President, Flatbush Jewish Center

February 16, 2021 – Juanita Scarlett, Partner, Bolton St-Johns and named “One of the 100 Most Influential New Yorkers” by City And State NY

February 11, 2021 – Hon. Carl E. Heastie, New York State Assembly Speaker, and Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senate Majority Leader

February 3, 2021 – Rev. Jacques DeGraff, prominent social justice activist

January 27, 2021 – International Holocaust Remembrance Day Episode with Holocaust Survivors Lea and Jehuda Evron, and Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and Chair of Operations at World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO)

January 21, 2021 – Oren Segal, Vice President, ADL Center for Extremism

January 13, 2021 – Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, Chairman, Department of Medicine Chief, Infectious Disease & Hospital Epidemiologist, Mount Sinai South Nassau

January 6, 2021 – Donovan Richards, Queens Borough President

December 29, 2020 – Kathryn Haslanger, CEO, Jewish Association Serving the Aging, and Stuart Kaplan, CEO, SelfHelp Community Services

December 23, 2020 – Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of New York

December 14, 2020 – Jumaane Williams, New York City Public Advocate

December 10, 2020 – Deputy Inspector Mark Molinari, Commanding Officer of the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force

December 3, 2020 – Pastor Gil Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God (7th Day)

November 24, 2020 – Rep. Eliot Engel, Congress Member, NY-16

November 19, 2020 – Israel Nitzan, Acting Consul General of Israel to New York, and His Excellency Abdalla Shaheen, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates to New York

November 5, 2020 – Ester Fuchs, Professor, Political Science and International
and Public Affairs, Columbia University & Director, and Jonathan Greenspun, Managing Director, Mercury Public Affairs

October 29, 2020 – Jacob Kornbluh, National Politics Reporter for Jewish Insider

October 22, 2020 – Rev. A. R. Bernard, Pastor of the Christian Cultural Center

October 14, 2020 – Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Congress Member, NY-13

October 8, 2020 – Melinda Katz, Queens District Attorney

October 1, 2020 – Mark Levine, New York City Council Member

September 22, 2020 – Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO & Executive Director, FPWA (Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies)

September 16, 2020 – Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President

September 8, 2020 – Letitia James, New York State Attorney General