The JCRC is the Jewish community’s central voice for relationship building between Jews and other faith, ethnic, and minority groups in the Greater Washington, DC region. We work in and assume a leading role in broad coalitions that foster greater mutual respect and strengthen the fabric of our local community.
What We Do
The JCRC educates the clergy and lay leadership of faith communities throughout our region about the Jewish faith, community, history, and experience.
The JCRC is a leading participant in the Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council, the Fairfax County Interfaith Committee, and the InterFaith Council of Metropolitan Washington, and other coalitions. These critical groups provide a powerful framework for people of all faiths to come together to respond to communal challenges and nurture a more respectful and just society.
Our partners include leadership from mosques, churches, temples, gurdwaras, and synagogues of all denominations. In times of celebration and times of need we work together to build a stronger more vibrant community. Our carefully nurtured relationships allow us to be present for all faith communities when needed.
The volunteer opportunities shared here for reference purposes are not being endorsed or co-sponsored by the JCRC; we do not have independent knowledge of the health protocols or other quality controls in place at each sponsoring organization. Please use common sense in decisions regarding in-person volunteering, including considerations of personal health status, and heed the current public safety instructions from Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District. Follow this link to view listing.
- Bridges to Independence: Anti-Boredom Bundles: Make activity kits for children in homeless shelter to keep them occupied
- Aspire! After-school learning: Recruiting "virtual volunteers" to help with homework or reading
- New Hope Housing, Inc: Cooking meals for homeless people once a month
- Senior Services of Alexandria: Shop for and deliver groceries every other week for a homebound senior
- Computer C.O.R.E.: Interpret class lessons into sign language for hard of hearing/deaf students
- Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps: Help staff call center and provide community outreach
- Volunteer Alexandria: Food distribution at Alexandra City Public Schools
- Supply Love: Make cloth masks (materials provided; sewing machine required)
Montgomery County Volunteer Center The Volunteer Center strives to promote and expand meaningful community service in Montgomery County by recruiting, supporting, and connecting volunteers and nonprofits.
District of Columbia The Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR) organizes high-impact volunteer and social justice programs
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For more information about JCRC's Inter-group Relations, please email Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky.