JCRC Public Statements

Public statements, press releases and the JCRC column by the Director of Jewish Community Relations, Andrew Fishman .

JCRC Statement Standing with the Muslim Community

As we watch with horror and sadness the violence suffered by the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand, The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond expresses its heartfelt sympathy to our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as ou…

JCRC Statement Condemning Rep. Omar's anti-Semetic Tropes

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond has long been focused on fighting the scourge of Anti-Semitism.

We join our colleagues in Minnesota, Jewish organizations and communities across the country in condemning in the strongest possible…

Statement on anti-Semitic graffiti in Northern Virginia

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and it’s Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC), issued the following statement condemning the hateful and anti-Semitic graffiti at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia earlier today. We stand in solidarity with our friends in No…

JCRC – Advocating for the Jewish Community

Several weeks ago, this office was approached by a distressed mother of a seventh grader in a local, public, middle school. Her child had experienced a series of deeply anti-Semitic acts perpetrated by perpetrated by about six fellow students – from various different grades.

While not vio…

The Sacred Space of Israel Education

This past month, I had the privilege of attending the annual conference of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA). The JCPA is the hub of the Jewish community relations movement, representing over 125 local Jewish community relations councils and 16 national Jewish agencies.

While the…