JCRC Public Statements

Public statements, press releases and the JCRC column by the Director of Jewish Community Relations, Daniel 'Doni' Fogel .

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…

Hatikvah – The Hope

As long as in the heart within,

The Jewish soul yearns,

And toward the eastern edges, onward,

An eye gazes toward Zion.

 

Our hope is not yet lost,

The hope that is two-thousand years old,

To be a free nation in our land,

The Land of Zion, Jerusalem.

When Hebrew poet Naftali Herz I…

Einat Wilf in Richmond

On March 7, the Richmond World Affairs Council, in partnership with our Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, will host Dr. Einat Wilf in the Empire Room of the Jefferson Hotel. Wilf is an Israeli thought leader, a former member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and was the foreign polic…