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JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

Montgomery County Council unanimously affirmed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition

Take Action Now: Thank MoCo Council for standing up against antisemitism

We are grateful that yesterday the Montgomery County Council unanimously affirmed the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism in a nonbinding resolution as an educational tool to combat antisemitism.

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The JCRC of Greater Washington Northern Virginia Legislative Breakfast

The JCRC of Greater Washington Northern Virginia Legislative Breakfast

Meet and mingle with federal, state, and local Virginia elected officials as we unveil our 2023 Legislative Agenda.

 

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The JCRC of Greater Washington Community-Wide Legislative Breakfast

The JCRC of Greater Washington Maryland Legislative Breakfast

Join members of the Greater Washington Jewish community to schmooze and nosh and discuss our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts with our federal, state, and local Maryland elected officials.

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2022 Gala

2022 JCRC Gala

Thank you to the nearly 400 people who joined us last week at B'nai Israel for the 2022 JCRC Annual Gala

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


Coach Kennedy being allowed to pray at the 50-yard line is not good for Jews

The recent Supreme Court ruling allowing a coach to pray on the field makes it even harder to advocate for minority-faith students

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Jewish community leaders will fight attempts to restrict abortion in Virginia

At the Jewish Community Relations Council, which represents 150,000 Jews in Northern Virginia and 150,000 more in D.C. and Maryland, executive director Ron Halber added that the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has further divided the nation.

“As a result of the supreme court’s decision, access to abortion will depend on where you live and which political party controls your state. It has led to increased polarization. It’s setting up battles between states and within states.”

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‘After Shabbat, we will act’: American Jews gear up for wave of post-Roe activism

The Washington D.C.-area JCRC said it would push back against further restrictions on abortion access in Virginia, and it would lobby to keep Congress, which has a degree of jurisdiction over the District of Columbia, from imposing abortion restrictions on an overwhelmingly liberal population there that rejects such restrictions.

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