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The JCRC of Greater Washington's Northern Virginia Commission is the government advocate and community relations resource for our local Northern Virginia Jewish community.   

With more than 67,000 Jews in Northern Virginia, the JCRC of Greater Washington’s Northern Virginia Commission maintains a full-time presence in Richmond during the General Assembly session, working closely with the legislature and coalition partners to pursue our agenda of Jewish community priorities. Our work also includes interfaith affairs, partnering with area schools to create a welcoming environment for all students, and liaising with law enforcement to keep our local Jewish institutions safe.


Up Coming Events

Northern Virginia Legislative Forum on Jewish Community Issues
Tuesday, December 8
Join us to voice your concerns.

NoVA Insider Briefing 
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Join us as we prepare for Jewish Advocacy Day.

VA Jewish Advocacy Day 2016
 Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Richmond General Assembly & St. Paul's Cathedral
Join us to advocate for Jewish community issues. 

2015 Loudoun County School Board Elections  

Candidate Questionnaire on Religious Accommodation and Diversity

The Jewish and Muslim communities of Loudoun County sent all 16 Loudoun County School Board candidates a questionnaire regarding religious and cultural accommodations as they apply to Loudoun County Public Schools. Candidates were given one week to respond to the questionnaire and were limited to 200 words per question. This questionnaire was created by Congregation Sha’are Shalom of Leesburg, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center, Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation of Ashburn, and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington. The JCRC does not endorse any candidate for public office. 

Please see the candidates' responses linked below. 

Stephen Knobloch – At-Large Candidate

Joy Maloney – Broad Run Candidate

Tom Marshall – Leesburg Candidate

Jeffrey Morse – Dulles Candidate

Ryan Myers – Algonkian Candidate

Dusty Sparrow Reed - Catoctin Candidate

Kenya Savage - Dulles Candidate

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. 

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Advocacy in Richmond


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. 


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Our Issues

The 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