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Maryland Government and Community Relations


 The JCRC of Greater Washington's Maryland Commission is the government advocate and community relations resource for our community. Partnering with local and state organizations to reach out to government officials to advance the legislative agenda of the Jewish community in Maryland. 

The Maryland legislative session concluded this past spring with bill signings and final budget documents passed and signed in May and June. The JCRC is pleased to present our 2018 budget and legislative accomplishments.

Each year the JCRC advocates for and secures state and county funding to support Jewish social service and educational institutions that reach tens of thousands of Jews and non-Jews residing in our region. This year alone, the JCRC secured over $3.6 million for Jewish organizations from the states of Maryland and Virginia, and locally in Montgomery County.

In 2018, JCRC also advocated on a wide range of issues of importance to the local Jewish community and our interfaith and community partners, including:

  • Expanding Medicaid in Virginia 
  • Keeping dangerous weapons out of houses of worship 
  • Providing support for Holocaust survivors  
  • Protection for victims of domestic violence  
  • Funding for our public and private day schools  
  • Combating bias of all forms and expanding hate crimes protections

See the full report on the Maryland 2018 General Assembly. 
To see the full report and information on the Montgomery County budget please follow this link.

2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Please select a name below to read that candidate's answers to the JCRC's 2018 questionnaire.


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2018 Annapolis Advocacy Day
The JCRC of Greater Washington brought over 100 people to Annapolis to participate in The Maryland Jewish Communities Advocacy Day. We had 24 meetings with legislators and joined the Baltimore Jewish Council and Howard County Federation for a legislative reception with high level officials.

As a part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for policies that benefit the Jewish community, the JCRC of Greater Washington has developed a strong relationship with elected officials and government institutions in Montgomery County and throughout Maryland.  We strive to maintain a constant line of communication with community leaders and Maryland residents. 

The JCRC of Greater Washington strongly encourages citizens to get directly involved in advocating for public policy. Each calendar year, we sponsor a wide array of events that aim to educate the community on the issues we face, while providing exclusive opportunities to directly engage with public officials and influence policy. 

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The success of the JCRC of Greater Washington and the policies we promote hinge on the support we recieve from the Jewish community. Only through the combined efforts of individuals and organizations throughout Maryland can we hope to make a positive difference. We encourage all Maryland residents to participate in our advocacy events throughout the calendar year, and to join in our efforts to make a better Maryland for all.

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