JCRC Statements

  • April 8, 2020

    Chag Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover From The JCRC

    JCRC of Greater Washington

      

    As Jews worldwide prepare to welcome Passover 2020, we keenly feel its bittersweet resonance. With nearly half the world’s population in some type of quarantine, many of us will celebrate the Festival of Freedom separated from extended family, worried about ill loved ones, and concerned about our own physical, emotional and financial well-being. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • October 23, 2019

    Maryland Jewish Advocacy Organizations and Key Legislators Applaud State Superintendent’s Plan to Boost Holocaust Education Requirements

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Maryland’s leading Jewish community advocacy organizations and key state legislators applauded plans announced by State Superintendent Karen B. Salmon to enhance and expand required Holocaust instruction in public schools.

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  • October 18, 2019

    Joint Statement on Vandalism of Washington Hebrew Congregation DC building

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) were troubled to learn that the Washington Hebrew Congregation's D.C. building was vandalized with anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.

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  • October 10, 2019

    Statement on Synagogue Attack in Halle, Germany

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Good afternoon friends:

    We were horrified yesterday to hear that on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, a synagogue in Halle, Germany was attacked by a right-wing extremist. Despite being armed with multiple weapons and an explosive device, the assailant was thwarted by a locked security door. A potential massacre was avoided, and no injuries were reported among the synagogue worshipers.  

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  • June 5, 2019

    Joint Statement Regarding Banning of Jewish and Israeli Symbols at the DC Dyke March

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    By Banning the Jewish Pride Flag and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose

    As a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and feminist organizations, representing dykes, queer women, and allies in Washington and across the country, we come together to strongly condemn the leadership of the DC Dyke March for their decision to ban the Jewish Star of David on a pride flag and Israeli iconography at their upcoming March, this Friday, June 7.

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  • April 27, 2019

    Statement on Shabbat Shooting at Chabad of Poway, CA

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and our Greater Washington Jewish community are angry and horrified by yet another senseless, violent, antisemitic attack on an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad in Poway, California. One person has been killed and three others, including a child, have been injured. We mourn the loss of life, pray for the quick recovery of the injured, and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Poway and San Diego Jewish communities.

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