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JCRC of Greater Washington

Mobilizing, Advocating, Educating, and Uniting in our Community

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Student to Student Nominations Are Now Open

Now recruiting new Student to Student presenters for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. We encourage nominations from within our Greater Washington community. Nominations are requested by June 14.

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How Are You Celebrating Juneteenth?

The Annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival is a meaningful celebration that pays tribute to the rich cultural heritage of Juneteenth and the vibrant Scotland Community. 

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Save The Date

Our 2024 Annual Gala will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 PM at Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac.
We will honor Phil Margolius with the Breslau-Goldman Award, Erika Dickstein and Todd Rosenberg with the Sara and Samuel Lessans Community Leadership Award and Jane and Scott Brown with the Distinguished Service Award.  

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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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