JCRC New Board Member Application

Are you interested in the fighting antisemitism, advocating for racial justice, engaging with, and lobbying elected officials, supporting Israel, developing relationships with other communities, championing support for the most vulnerable in our community, and educating our next generation to engage with, and advocate for Israel in their own way? 

Then you might be interested in serving on the JCRC's Board of Directors!

The JCRC of Greater Washington is the public affairs and community relations arm of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington representing more than 100 Jewish institutions throughout the region, including synagogues, schools, and human service agencies. The organization is devoted to strengthening government relations, building ties among interfaith communities, advocating for Israel, and serving as a catalyst for social justice.

Applicants should be comfortable with the JCRC's mission and understand that serving on the board is a privilege and obligation that involves participation in board meetings and other JCRC events; volunteering time, resources, and talent to the organization; and serving on a committee or working on a portfolio.

Prospective board members should have held previous positions of Jewish communal leadership, must represent the agency in a positive way, and accept the agency's bylaws. According to the bylaws, all Board Members are required to make a financial contribution to both the JCRC and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington by the end of each calendar year.

This application is for a two year term, from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024.
Please note that the JCRC board nomination process is very competitive and submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance to the board. The Nominating Committee will assume that the applicant has agreed to serve if chosen.

Installation of new board members will take place at the JCRC Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Congregation Har Shalom. 

The JCRC is committed to pluralistic and diverse Jewish life in Greater Washington. We appreciate all the identities, experiences, and backgrounds each person brings. We welcome board members with respect for all abilities, ages, races, ethnicities, socio-economic status, gender identities, sexual orientations, national origins interfaith backgrounds, or observances.

Please complete the application below.

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 18, 2022