JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

Jewish Community Conversations with FCPS Board Members

Jewish Community Conversations with FCPS Board Members

Join the JCRC for a series of conversations that will provide FCPS stakeholders, including students, families, and teachers, with an opportunity to engage directly with FCPS School Board members. The next conversation with Laura Jane Cohen and Karl Frisch will be on Thursday, July 8 at 7:00 PM.

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Nominate Student to Student Participants

Do you know a rising high school Junior or Senior? Please consider nominating them for JCRC’s Student to Student program for the 2021-2022 school year. Learn more about Student to Student and nominate a student here.

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2021 Gala

Join the JCRC at our 2021 Gala: An Online Celebration on Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM featuring basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire interviewed by Abbby Pogrebin. We are proud to honor Breslau-Goldman Awardees Helane and Richard Goldstein, Sara and Samuel Lessans Community Leadership Awardees Stacey and David Topol, and Distinguished Service Awardee Rabbi Amy SchwartzmanClick here to make your pledge, purchase a login or digital ad, and learn more about our honorees.

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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

When a colleague compared a mental health bill to the Holocaust, Shane Pendergrass interrupted him

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington in a statement called Cox’s comparison “unconscionable.”

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Lawmaker’s Comments Draw Fire

Ronald Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, slammed the Republican lawmaker for his remarks. “To compare the experience of American children seeking mental health services to children who endured unspeakable suffering and torture in concentration camps and other hells created by the Nazi regime is unconscionable,” he said in a statement. “Jewish children did not receive medical treatment by Nazi doctors — they were victims of gruesome and often deadly medical experiments and other horrific crimes against humanity that were painstakingly documented during the Nuremberg Trials. The children tortured by monsters like Dr. Joseph Mengele were not victimized because their parents lacked ‘parental rights’ — but rather because they were Jews and members of other persecuted minority groups,” he added. Halber called on House leaders to “condemn this offensive comparison and to hold Delegate Cox responsible for his reprehensible remarks on this sacred day.”

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GOP lawmaker marks Holocaust remembrance day by likening child mental health bill to Nazi lawsFairfax Co. school board considers new calendar to address learning loss from pandemic

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington in a statement called the comparison “unconscionable.” “Delegate Cox’s words are an insult to the thousands of mental health providers throughout the State of Maryland and are part of a disturbing pattern of public officials using Holocaust and Nazi analogies for political ends,” the statement said. “The JCRC calls on the Maryland House of Delegates to condemn this offensive comparison and to hold Delegate Cox responsible for his reprehensible remarks on this sacred day.”

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  • Jul 30 Jewish Community Dismayed by Trend of Offensive Remarks Minimizing the Holocaust As the regional leader in Holocaust remembrance and education, the JCRC works with Holocaust survivors frequently. We listen to their lived experiences,… ⁦@fcpsnewst.co/asP1sJf5vS

  • Jul 30 .⁦⁦@deborahlipstadt⁩ to be named ⁦@StateDept#antisemitism envoy Mazel Tov! t.co/TmRclXnu9D

  • Jul 30 Northam recommends Virginians ‘consider’ wearing masks but stops short of new requirement | ⁦@GovernorVA⁩ is recommending — but not requiring — Virginians to “consider” wearing masks indoors in areas where there is an increased risk of… t.co/zzmm7lfMdA

  • Jul 30 DC will require masks indoors for everyone older than 2 beginning July 31 | D.C. ⁦@MayorBowser⁩ announced Thursday that masks will again be required indoors in the District, regardless of vaccination status. t.co/8iJHxeEIjV

  • Jul 29 Mask update for #DC. t.co/b69TXCNwlM