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JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

2022 Legislatively Speaking Part One

2022 Legislatively Speaking Part One

Join us for Legislative Speaking, the JCRC's three-part 2022 Maryland advocacy webinar series, you will have the opportunity to hear Federal, State, and County elected officials discuss legislative priorities  as the Jewish community prepares to advocate in the coming year.

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2022 Legislatively Speaking Part Two

2022 Legislatively Speaking Part Two

Join us for Legislative Speaking, the JCRC's three-part 2022 Maryland advocacy webinar series, you will have the opportunity to hear Federal, State, and County elected officials discuss legislative priorities  as the Jewish community prepares to advocate in the coming year.

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2021 Gala

Thank you to the hundreds of community members, elected officials, and leaders who joined us for the 2021 Gala: An Online Celebration on October 14. We were 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 view our 2021 highlights video, the digital ad book, or fulfill your pledge.

2021 Gala

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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


FCPS lags behind Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun in observing religious holidays

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky, who serves as JCRC’s director of Intergroup Relations and previously served on Governor Ralph Northam’s Task Force on Culturally Inclusive School Meals and Calendars, said that the O calendar “was not enough” and a “device that was created to try and fix a difficult situation, and all it did was create more confusion.” 

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Afghanistan Dominates DC's Attention, But Mideast Eyes Are On Bennett

“We are hopeful that President Biden and Prime Minister Bennett will enjoy a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation that will further the special bond between our two countries,” said Ron Halber. “Most American Jews would like to see close coordination between our leaders in solving the COVID crisis and responding to the threat posed by Iran.”

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  • Dec 6 DC expands vaccine access, at-home vaccinations for families | Starting Monday, parents and their children can get vaccinated together instead of seeking appointments at separate clinics. t.co/FpNlxxzwsd

  • Dec 6 Miss Puerto Rico stuns Yad Vashem staff with revelation she lost relatives to Shoah Michelle Colón appeared overcome by emotion as she visited Yad Vashem this week t.co/3Ip7BuffmR t.co/tOBZVe8NKd

  • Dec 5 A Polish ice cream shop owner runs a local Jewish museum. Should he get a prize — or a penalty? - @jta t.co/W2Skf87j1x

  • Dec 5 .⁦⁦@Glenn_Ivey⁩ gavels in The former Prince George’s County prosecutor thinks the third time’s the charm in his bid to represent Maryland’s 4th District in Congress ⁦@rhalbert.co/8YrFnYC2G9

  • Dec 5 Deni Avdija adds #Hanukkah cheer to strong start of basketball season “It is just good vibes—this holiday in #Israel when I was growing up. You had sufganiyot everywhere, songs, menorahs. I wait every year to celebrate it,” said the @WashWizards player. t.co/YIatK8lFB7