JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

Local Advocacy

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.

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Community Building

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.

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Solidarity Statement

On June 2nd, The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and hundreds of Jewish organizations in the Washington region issued a statement following the killing by police of George Floyd and the ongoing response in our region and across the country. Read the full statement and list of signatories here.

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