The JCRC of Greater Washington is the chief government advocate and community relations resource for our Jewish community. We partner with local and state organizations in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC to reach out to government officials to advance the legislative agenda of our community in the Greater Washington area. Our Israel Action Center educates and trains community members to become confident, informed advocates for a secure, democratic Israel and a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
The JCRC works on a daily basis to protect and serve the most vulnerable among us, foster greater mutual respect, and strengthen the fabric of our local community. We serve as the Jewish community’s central voice for relationship building between Jews and other faith, ethnic, and minority groups in the Greater Washington, DC region. In times of celebration and times of need we work together to build a stronger more vibrant community where all people of all backgrounds, faiths, and identities feel valued and safe.
The JCRC extensive education outreach efforts promote safe, hate-free learning environments and combat school-based antisemitism and other forms of bias. Our approach reaches all of the stakeholders in our local school systems: students, parents, teachers and other school staff, administrators, and superintendents.
Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day
Join the JCRC on February 5th in Richmond to make your voice heard and advocate on what matters to our community! Our 2020 legislative priorities include:Expanding Holocaust education; security grants for non-profits & houses of worship; strengthening hate crimes legislation; common sense gun violence prevention; and more.
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