JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community


Jewish Community of the Nation’s Capital Condemns Violence at U.S. Capitol

The JCRC of Greater Washington condemns the lawlessness and violence taking place in our nation’s capital. Read the fulled statement here.

JCRC Statement

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Support MCPS's Most Vulnerable Students

As remote learning continues, the education gap in Montgomery County between students with resources and those without is widening dramatically. Already disadvantaged, low-income, predominantly Black and Brown students are among the most severely impacted groups. Take action now to help support these students.

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2020 Celebration

2020 Celebration

Thank you to the hundreds of community members who joined us online on September 9th to celebrate with the JCRC. Our heartfelt appreciation to our supporters. Visit our 2020 Celebration page to view our digital ad book, Celebration program, and more.

2020 Celebration

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Listen, Learn, & Act - Anti-racism Toolkit

Racism’s horrific scope is plain for all to see. Recent tragedies have sparked widespread pain and anger and a heightened urgency around these issues. Whether you are a seasoned social justice activist or are delving into this work for the first time, the JCRC is here to support you, and help you create a plan of action.

JCRC By The Numbers

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

5,000 students and teachers met with a holocaust survivor

700 students trained to advocate for Israel

Barbara Leaf could play a key role in Biden’s Middle East policy

Ron Halber, the executive director of the JCRC of Greater Washington, who moderated the panel with Leaf, told Jewish Insider he was impressed by her during their conversation. “She’s clearly an experienced Middle East hand… She provided a very cogent and comprehensive analysis,” Halber said. “It makes perfect sense based on her background, and the variety of her postings, and where the president-[elect] stands philosophically that she would be part of the team.”

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JCRC Statement on Three Northern Virginia School Boards Closing on Religious Holidays

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington today applauded the Arlington County School Board and the Loudoun County School Board for voting to adopt academic calendars for the 2021-2022 school year that will close schools on days coinciding with major religious observances. 

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The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

American citizens came out in record numbers to participate in our democracy and their voices have been heard and counted. We further congratulate Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on her historic victory as the first woman, black person, and person of South Asian descent to be elected to the office of Vice President. We pray they will lead our country with compassion, justice, and wisdom. 

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