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Fairfax Deputy Chief Maggie DeBoard
The JCRC works with law enforcement to keep our Jewish institutions and community safe.  JCRC hosts security and security grant writing workshops; responds to incidents, disseminating guidance and advisory alerts. 

A Round of Applause
2014 Jewish Advocacy 

Thanks to more than 80 Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg activists who joined JCRC and 200 Virginians from across the Commonwealth for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day meetings with Virginia's new Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and scores of State Delegates and Senators.  See coverage of the event.

2013 MD Social Studies Conference  
  The JCRC works with public schools and the media to ensure security for Jewish insttitutions and a welcoming environment that embraces diversity in schools and other venues. 

Jewish Advocacy Continues During Virginia's Special Session

Throughout the 2014 Virginia General Assembly session, JCRC had many successes defending separation of church and state, social services and economic development.  We also fought for in-state tuition for ALL Virginia students and other anti-discrimination measures.  As the Virginia Special legislative session continues, JCRC continues to advocate for important budget issues.  Join with us to support robust Virginia Israel Advisory Board fundingexpansion of Medicaid (read our April 1st Testimony on Medicaid in the State Senate) and restitution for victims of forced sterilization.  For more information, view JCRC's Legislative AgendaBill Tracker, Action Alerts  

What We Do

The JCRC's Northern Virginia Commission (NoVAComm) is the government advocate and community relations resource for our local Northern Virginia Jewish community.   NoVAComm:

  • organizes candidate forums, advocacy activities & events
  • maintains the Jewish community's only on-site lobbyist in Richmond
  • gathers representatives of Northern Virginia Jewish organizations to set our agenda
  • participates in interfaith councils, state and local boards, and civic associations
  • partners with area schools to create a welcoming environment for all students and 
  • engages with law enforcement to keep our institutions safe

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Our Issues

JCRC's Northern Virginia Commission serves our region with advocacy and public education events, including on the following federal, state & local issues. 

VA Federal Issues
Israel advocacy 
Domestic programs

VA State Issues *
Health & Human Svcs  
 The Environment 
  Virginia & Israel   
Religious freedom 
Immigration Reform
Combating Bias 
 Reproductive Rights

VA Local Issues
Programs in Public Schools

Holocaust Education & the 2014 Youth Holocaust Journey to Survival Project

Hosting a local community program in Northern Virginia? Submit it for publication on our site.

To get involved or learn more about our Virginia activities, contact Debbie Linick at dlinick@jcouncil.org / 703-893-4007.

  Jewish Federation of Greater Washington  

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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