JCRC Public Statements

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

Backgrounder: Executive Order on “Combating anti-Semitism”

Backgrounder:
Executive Order on “Combating anti-Semitism”

Following the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to sign an executive order regarding anti-Semitism, we would like to provide the following background information and provide links to JFNA and ADL statements on the matter.…

Contact your Delegates, Senators, and the Governor today!

CONTACT YOUR DELEGATES, SENATORS, and the GOVERNOR TODAY!


Ask them to support our legislative agenda!

 

JEWISH COMMUNITY SECURITY

  • REQUEST:
    • $5 million to establish a new grant opportunity to support critical security personnel, enhancements, and hardening for Jewish and other re…

Israel Update: Background on U.S. policy on Israeli settlements

This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, in what is seen as a dramatic reversal of a longstanding U.S. policy, that Israeli settlements are not necessarily illegal.  See below for more about this development and to gain valuable background information on the issue.

 

Secretar…

JFNA Update From Israel Nov 12, 2019

Dear Friends,
As you are probably aware, there has been a major flare-up in violence between Israel and Gaza. Here are the major points:
Overnight, the IDF bombed a building in the Gaza Strip in a highly targeted strike which killed senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leader Bahaa Abu Al-Ata…

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…