JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

Brown Bag Lunch Speakers' Series: Get the Scoop on Fighting Ben & Jerry's BDS

Brown Bag Lunch Speakers' Series

Watch the recording below.

Watch Now

Abortion Access and Reproductive Health Webinar

Abortion Access and Reproductive Health

Watch the recording below.

Watch Now

Analyzing President Biden's Visit to Israel and the Region

Analyzing President Biden's Visit to Israel and the Region

Watch the recording below.

Watch Now

2022 Gala

2022 JCRC Gala

This year the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington is delighted to be honoring Mimi Brodsky Kress and Michael Kress, Shelly and Jeff Kupfer, and Al Munzer and Joel Wind for their many years of leadership and dedicated service to our community at our annual gala.

JCRC By The Numbers

$8,000,000 government funding for community security & social services

5,000 students and teachers met with a holocaust survivor

800 students trained to advocate for Israel

Coach Kennedy being allowed to pray at the 50-yard line is not good for Jews

The recent Supreme Court ruling allowing a coach to pray on the field makes it even harder to advocate for minority-faith students

Read Article

Jewish community leaders will fight attempts to restrict abortion in Virginia

At the Jewish Community Relations Council, which represents 150,000 Jews in Northern Virginia and 150,000 more in D.C. and Maryland, executive director Ron Halber added that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has further divided the nation.

“As a result of the supreme court’s decision, access to abortion will depend on where you live and which political party controls your state. It has led to increased polarization. It’s setting up battles between states and within states.”

Read Article

‘After Shabbat, we will act’: American Jews gear up for wave of post-Roe activism

The Washington D.C.-area JCRC said it would push back against further restrictions on abortion access in Virginia, and it would lobby to keep Congress, which has a degree of jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, from imposing abortion restrictions on an overwhelmingly liberal population there that rejects such restrictions.

Read Article


  • The Board and Staff of @JCRCgw
    wish you and your loved ones a #ShanahTovah U’Metukah, a sweet and joyous New Year.  May 5783 be a year of health, happiness, peace, and meaning for all. https://t.co/jzR3oA3pJ3

  • RT @JFGW: Read about how Federation and @Official_SCN continue to work together to provide vital safety and security for our Jewish communi…

  • #RoshHashanah https://t.co/5j9HQfLazN

  • WATCH: Herzog's #RoshHashanah message to the Jewish people
    "Our ancient Jewish tradition wisely connects the change of seasons with our changes of heart," Herzog says in new video. https://t.co/gAZ4X53mxE

  • RT @StandWithUs: Come and meet the real #Israel 🇮🇱
    #coexistence https://t.co/nvUW66tSBk