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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.

The Virginia 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 Virginia 2018 General Assembly.

Listen to the Virginia Post-Session conference call.

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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 Fairfax County and throughout Northern Virginia. We strive to maintain a constant line of communication with community leaders and Northern Virginia 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 thoughout Northern Virginia can we hope to make a positive difference. We encourage all NoVA residents to participate in our advocacy events throughout the calendar year, and to join in our efforts to make a better Northern Virginia for all.

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