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The JCRC has moved!

Please come visit us in our new location:
6101 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
 Our Phone number remains the same:
(301) 770-0881 



Washington, DC – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington unequivocally condemns today’s tragic attack against innocent Israeli civilians in Jerusalem.

In what Israel terms a “run-over” terrorist attack, a Palestinian deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of Israelis gathered at a light-rail train station in Jerusalem.

A three-month-old baby girl who was critically injured in the attack died of her head wounds an hour later in nearby Mount Scopus Hadassah Hospital. Eight others were injured, including the baby’s father. The victims had just disembarked from the train station near the Ammunition Hill Memorial and were on the pavement when hit.

The attacker is from Silwan, a neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem, and had served a prison sentence for previous Hamas terrorist attacks. He was shot by police as he fled the scene and is being treated in Sha’are Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem.

Numerous terrorist attacks using private cars and other vehicles have been carried out in Jerusalem in the recent past. The last attack occurred in August 2014 when a Palestinian overturned a bus, killing a father of five and injuring five others.


Why is Alan Gross Still in Cuba? 

Take Action Now!

Can you imagine spending five years in a Cuban prison?  We can't - and we need your help to end Alan Gross's nightmare.  

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Select this link to join the Jewish community to share your concern directly with President Obama by simply asking "Why is Alan Gross still in Cuba?" 

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This fall, the IAC would like to visit you at your synagogue or organization to discuss Israel and Israel advocacy. Select this link to contact us to arrange for a program.

We appreciate the ongoing support from our community and look forward to seeing you at one of our exciting programs or in your synagogue! 


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Please join the Israel Action Center for events during our 2nd Annual Scholar in Residence Program
underwritten by The Meltzer Group

Ethics Under Fire
Does the IDF Maintain a Moral High Ground?

Monday, November 3, 2014
7:30 pm
Sixth & I 
600 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001


Ethics in the Field
How Does the IDF Maintain Morality During Peace and Conflict?

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7:30 pm
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854


IDF Colonel (Res.) Bentzi Gruber, PhD 


Based on his 30 years combat record in the reserves, COL Gruber explores moral and legal aspects of the war on terror including Operation Protective Edge and how the IDF applies ethics in real time during combat making life and death decisions in a matter of seconds.


 Visit the JCRC's Israel Action Center page for more ways you can get involved.












Coming Soon
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2014 DC Mayoral and Attorney General Candidate Forum
Sunday, September 28

Israel Engagement Fellowship for Teens Round #2
Applications Due Tuesday, September 30
Classes: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3,  and 10 

Peace in the Middle East: How Do We Overcome Psychological Barriers?
Sunday, October 19

Recent Events
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Israel 101 for High School and Middle School at B'nai Shalom of Olney

Stand Up For Israel Workshop at Temple Shalom Community-Wide Religious School Kick-Off

Current Events and Israel Advocacy at Sha'are Tefliah

Security Briefing for Northern Virginia Jewish Institutions

2014 Annual Gala

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Job Opening: Director for Northern Virginia
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 JCRC Annual Report 2012-2013/5773
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JCRC Internship Program
The JCRC has openings available for the Israel Action Center, Maryland Government Relations and DC/VA Government Relations.
Learn more by clicking here.

Holiday Calendar
2013-2014 & 2014-2015

Security in the Schools PowerPoint

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Why is Alan Gross Still in Cuba?
Take Action Now!

Urge Your Senator to Prevent Nuclear Armed Iran
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Staying Vigilant for Alan Gross
Article in the Washington Jewish Week

JCRC Establishes Legal Defense Fund to Help Wrongly Incarcerated Jews
Alan Gross’ Legal Defense to be First Beneficiary of Funds




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Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Boulevard | Suite 300 | North Bethesda, Maryland 20852 | Fax. 301-770-7553│www.jcouncil.org
Virginia Office: c/o JCCNV, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA22031-3123│Tel. 703-962-9230│ Fax 703-323-1993
DC Office: 1775 K Street | Suite 320 | Washington, DC 20006 | Tel. 202-552-5355
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