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  • June 15, 2020

    Police brutality and racism are problems. Where should our energies go to address them?

    Washington Jewish Week

    From organizational leaders to private individuals, members of the Washington-area Jewish community are condemning the death of George Floyd and police brutality against people of color.

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  • June 15, 2020

    U.S. Synagogues Unimpressed by Trump's Pressure to Reopen

    Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Just Logo)

    WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump used Memorial Day weekend to attack state governors who have taken measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, by proclaiming that he was ordering them to allow churches and synagogues to reopen and resume normal activities.

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  • June 15, 2020

    Covid-19 impacts shine a spotlight on inequity in the classroom

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    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — With the COVID-19 pandemic came professional, personal and financial costs for adults across the region, and for many of our children, it has come with a huge academic cost.

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  • June 15, 2020

    Don't Protest: Engage and listen to black people

    Washington Jewish Week

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  • January 21, 2020

    Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch visits Washington

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    WASHINGTON - Beit Shemesh Mayor Aliza Bloch recently paid a three-day visit to Washington in a cooperation effort between the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Israeli city. It followed years of disconnect.

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  • January 21, 2020

    Here's why some DC residents won't be attending the 2020 Women's March

    Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Just Logo)

    Millions have attended the March, which is now in its fourth year, but some women said they now choose to participate in smaller, action-oriented demonstrations.

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  • January 21, 2020

    Mayor of Israel’s Fastest Growing City Brings Leadership Vision to Washington DC

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    Dr. Aliza Bloch, mayor of Beit Shemesh, has accepted an invitation from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington to travel to America’s capital to meet with Jewish and municipal leaders from January 15-18, 2020.

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  • January 21, 2020

    First female mayor of Beit Shemesh on first visit to Washington

    Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Just Logo)

    Dr. Aliza Bloch, mayor of Beit Shemesh, accepted an invitation from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington to travel to America’s capital to meet with Jewish and municipal leaders from January 15-18, 2020.

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  • November 5, 2019

    You should know…Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky

    Washington Jewish Week

    Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky is the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s director of intergroup relations and rabbi in residence. The 37-year-old Philadelphia native is new to the Washington area (she started her job at JCRC in July). In her position, she works to foster community relationships with members of other religions.

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  • November 13, 2013

    Opening with a Prayer

    Washington Jewish Week

    The Montgomery County Council begins each of its Tuesday meetings with a prayer. Clergy from a wide array of faith traditions are invited to lead the prayer, noted George Leventhal, council member at large. “I have not felt uncomfortable during our opening prayer. I am quite comfortable with my own religious identity, and I don’t feel threatened.”

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