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JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community


Screams Before Silence

Join us Sunday, July 28 for a second community screening of Screams Before Silence, a documentary film by technology executive Sheryl Sandberg examining the rape, assault and mutilation of women and girls by Hamas on October 7, 2023. 

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Help JCRC Power the Polls

No experience is necessary. It’s a great way for high schoolers to earn community service hours, while supporting our democracy.

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Calling all incoming college students! 

Before heading off to campus, join us August 4th in Rockville or August 11th in Fairfax to gain insights from returning students and professionals about the current college climate for Jewish students.

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Israel At War: Updates and Resources

Visit our Israel at War resource page to take action and learn more about the JCRC’s ongoing work since the October 7th massacre carried out by Hamas terrorists in southern Israel.


JCRC By The Numbers

$8,000,000 government funding for community security & social services

5,000 students and teachers met with a holocaust survivor

800 students trained to advocate for Israel

Rooting antisemitism out of K-12 schools requires proven, bipartisan solutions

Every child deserves to be safe at school, but that right is being denied to Jewish students in too many places.  

In my role managing the council’s school-based programming and advocacy, I have seen up close the increasingly frequent and graphic nature of antisemitic incidents in Montgomery County schools.    

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‘Get Your Phil’ with Ron Halber

Since Oct. 7, it’s been an all-hands-on-deck as the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington has scrambled to respond to over 100 antisemitic incidents in schools, the JCRC’s executive director, Ron Halber, told eJewishPhilanthropy Managing Editor Judah Ari Gross in the latest installment of “Get Your Phil.”

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Local Leaders Show Their Support for the Jewish Community

Guila Franklin Siegel, associate director of the North Bethesda-based Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC), says she had a long list of non-Jewish school, community and religious leaders she considers allies in the fight against Jewish hate.

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