The Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) is concerned with three main areas of activity: Anti-racist education; Black/Jewish dialogue; and asylum and refugee issues. The director of JCORE and the author ofMaking A Difference is Dr Edie Friedman. Dr Friedman was born in Chicago. She was a student in the 1960s when she was very much influenced by the civil rights and peace movements. She came to England to study and subsequently worked for Oxfam and a local community relations council. She started JCORE in 1976.