JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

Giving Tuesday Understanding


Save the Date for #GivingTuesday with the JCRC! In the face of rising antisemitism, systemic racism, political polarization, and a global pandemic, your JCRC has been laser-focused on nurturing diversity and respect in our community. Join us on December 1 for #GivingTuesday to support the JCRC’s work.


VA Advocacy

2021 Virginia Advocacy with the JCRC

Join the JCRC of Greater Washington for a one-hour discussion of environmental advocacy. Hear from a subject matter expert about the details of this legislative priority and join the conversation as we prepare to advocate in Richmond. 


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

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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Rabin’s Legacy Was Complex and Nuanced

Alexis Schwartz, Director of the JCRC's Israel Action Center, reflects on the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzchak Rabin, z'l, in the Washington Jewish Week.  

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Statement on Threat to VA Governor Northam

The JCRC is alarmed that conspirators who this week plotted to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer also discussed Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as a potential target. Violence or violent threats targeting elected leaders are abhorrent in a civilized society and threaten the foundation of our democratic system...

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  • Nov 26 Thanksgiving may look and feel different this year, but gratitude for our blessings and compassion for those in need remain constant. Here, at the JCRC, we are especially thankful for your continued support of our work. Wishing you&your loved ones a healthy #happyThanksgiving. t.co/AYgqofOp9F

  • Nov 25 New music video features Iraqi Jewish prayers - The band’s new music video “Cancer Is My Engine” tells the story of how lead singer Loolwa Khazzoom chose to approach a cancer diagnosis as an opportunity for transformation in 2010 t.co/Sr7j7Q9jtm

  • Nov 25 The best places to be a woman entrepreneur include #Israel and the US t.co/fhqjy9ozLL

  • Nov 24 New mask rules, restrictions on gatherings in ⁦@MontgomeryCoMD⁩ after COVID-19 spike | t.co/sUX0MPmQsg

  • Nov 24 New York AG: New hate crime stats undercount #antisemitic attacks New York Attorney General Letitia James said police and community members both shoulder blame for underreporting such incidents t.co/9nE8jvDsVz