JCRC Annual Meeting
Join us as we honor U.S. Senator Ben Cardin for his 50 years of public service.
Brown Bag Lunch Speakers Series
Join us in-person or virtually for a discussion with Tzedek DC Founding President and Director-Counsel Ariel Levinson-Waldman and Equal Justice Works Fellow Jennifer Holloway
Election Day in Virginia is Tuesday, June 20, 2023
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Dozens of Md. pols decry anti-Semitism, embrace Jewish group’s policy agenda
“The JCRC is a potent political force in the State House and the Washington, D.C., region, and Friday’s breakfast was a reminder of both the group’s political influence and its lengthy and substantive policy agenda. The JCRC doesn’t just advocate for Jewish interests, but also for an array of social service programs, criminal justice reforms and other good works.”
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
Children of Holocaust survivors recount parents’ experiences to MCPS students
JCRC associate director Guila Siegel said the need for students to hear these survivor narratives has never been greater.
“As the number of living Holocaust survivors dwindles, the need to re-envision Holocaust education grows more acute,” she said. “The 2G generation feels a tremendous obligation to carry on their parents’ legacy, but it’s not innate in them to know how to distill their parents’ narratives in a way that can be presented to students.”
As antisemitic incidents double in Md., state lawmakers pitch solutions
Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, said the significant rise in antisemitic incidents last year did not surprise him.
“Hardly a weekend that goes by where I don’t get a call that something has happened,” he said.
PolitiFact VA: Despite heated debate, little change in antisemitism protections
Three bills were introduced based on the committee’s recommendations, and two passed: a measure that will provide a nonbinding definition of antisemitism and a resolution that will establish May as Jewish American Heritage Month.
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STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S BUDGET THAT INCLUDES ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR SECURITY GRANTS
We’ve reached tens of thousands of administrators, teachers and students at all levels, providing them with the platform to better understand Judaism, learn about the Holocaust and reject all forms of antisemitism and anti- #Zionism. 🧵