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.
Understanding Where Antisemitism and Racism Intersect
The JCRC works together with allies and partners to foster understanding, promote mutual respect, and counter the efforts of those who seek to divide and harm us. We work in both public and private to combat the toxicity inherent in all forms of prejudice.
Below, please find resources for learning around the intersection of antisemitism and racism. Select this link to view our anti-racism toolkit for further reading, resources, and actions you can take in your community.
- Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism by Eric Ward, Political Research 2017
- Black Lives Matter, American Jews, and Antisemitism: Distinguishing Between the Organization(s), the Movement, and the Ubiquitous Phrase, JCPA
- Black Lives Matter and the Movement For Black Lives Information Page, Israel Action Network
- You don’t have to choose between Black Lives Matter and Israel by Carly Pildis, The Forward