JCM United began when religious leaders from the Monterey Peninsula gathered as world-wide tensions between the three Abrahamic religions were high. The group believed that there were ways to change those perceptions locally. Brian Bajari, a pastor and homeless advocate, helped organize the first meeting. He remarked in the June 23, 2016 Monterey County NOW article called "Christians, Jews and Muslims in Monterey County Build Bridges, Create New Outreach Effort that, “Hatred and violence can be vanquished by understanding and working with each other...

It’s crucial that we as a community learn about one another and live as neighbors, even if we have religious differences.” So far it's worked. The Board is composed of members from Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church, Congregation Beth Israel, The Islamic Society of Monterey County and All Saints Church. Volunteers at Abraham's Tent and program participants join with the express hope to "unite, not divide".

JCM United Board

Rabbi Bruce Greenbaum
President, JCM United

Mr. Agha Bilel

The Rev. Holly Hudson-Louis
Board Member

Mr. William Whobrey

Wendy Schmidt

The Rev. Jon Perez

Riddle Riddell-Kaufman

Rich Towers

Ashley Stepien
Board Member

Ethan Schmidt
Youth Representative -Board Member

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