JCRC Statements

  • September 17, 2020

    The Jewish Community of the Nation's Capital Dismayed at Lack of Holocaust Awareness

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Washington DC—September 17, 2020 – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington is shocked and dismayed at the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey put out by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. The report reveals appallingly low levels of Holocaust awareness and understanding among American millennials and members of Generation Z in our region.

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  • September 15, 2020

    The Jewish community of Greater Washington welcomes today’s signing of the Abraham Accords

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Washington DC—September 15, 2020 – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington join Jewish communities around the world in welcoming today’s historic signing of a peace accord between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain. The two Arab countries finalized the normalization of relations and establishment of full diplomatic relations with Israel at a White House ceremony.

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  • June 2, 2020

    Jewish Community of Greater Washington Expresses Solidarity with African-American Community

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    WASHINGTON DC—June 2, 2020 – The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and dozens of Jewish organizations in the Washington region today issued the following statement following the killing by police of George Floyd and the ongoing response in our region and across the country:

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  • April 8, 2020

    Chag Pesach Sameach, Happy Passover From The JCRC

    JCRC of Greater Washington

      

    As Jews worldwide prepare to welcome Passover 2020, we keenly feel its bittersweet resonance. With nearly half the world’s population in some type of quarantine, many of us will celebrate the Festival of Freedom separated from extended family, worried about ill loved ones, and concerned about our own physical, emotional and financial well-being. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • December 13, 2019

    Shabbat Reflections, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Shabbat Reflections, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019

    As we close out the week, we write to say Shabbat Shalom and reflect on this week filled with news important to the Jewish community: the tragic shooting in New Jersey, the President’s Executive Order about Anti-Semitism, and newly called elections in Israel. 

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  • October 23, 2019

    Maryland Jewish Advocacy Organizations and Key Legislators Applaud State Superintendent’s Plan to Boost Holocaust Education Requirements

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Maryland’s leading Jewish community advocacy organizations and key state legislators applauded plans announced by State Superintendent Karen B. Salmon to enhance and expand required Holocaust instruction in public schools.

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  • October 18, 2019

    Joint Statement on Vandalism of Washington Hebrew Congregation DC building

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) were troubled to learn that the Washington Hebrew Congregation's D.C. building was vandalized with anti-Israel and hate-filled messages.

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  • October 10, 2019

    Statement on Synagogue Attack in Halle, Germany

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    Good afternoon friends:

    We were horrified yesterday to hear that on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews, a synagogue in Halle, Germany was attacked by a right-wing extremist. Despite being armed with multiple weapons and an explosive device, the assailant was thwarted by a locked security door. A potential massacre was avoided, and no injuries were reported among the synagogue worshipers.  

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  • June 5, 2019

    Joint Statement Regarding Banning of Jewish and Israeli Symbols at the DC Dyke March

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    By Banning the Jewish Pride Flag and Israeli Symbols, DC Dyke March Undermines Its Intended Purpose

    As a coalition of LGBTQ, Jewish, and feminist organizations, representing dykes, queer women, and allies in Washington and across the country, we come together to strongly condemn the leadership of the DC Dyke March for their decision to ban the Jewish Star of David on a pride flag and Israeli iconography at their upcoming March, this Friday, June 7.

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  • April 27, 2019

    Statement on Shabbat Shooting at Chabad of Poway, CA

    JCRC of Greater Washington

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and our Greater Washington Jewish community are angry and horrified by yet another senseless, violent, antisemitic attack on an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad in Poway, California. One person has been killed and three others, including a child, have been injured. We mourn the loss of life, pray for the quick recovery of the injured, and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Poway and San Diego Jewish communities.

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