JCRC Public Statements

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

Zionism Month Celebration

This November was bookended by two significant anniversaries in Zionist history.

November 2nd marked the centennial of the Balfour Declaration. Issued by the British government in 1917, that declaration was the first time in modern history a nation publicly endorsed the establishment of a n…

Hyperbole is rarely helpful in community building

The work of every Jewish Community Relations Committee varies from community to community. But in most communities, there are some key consistencies regarding the role of the JCRC.

Rabbi Doug Kahn, the former executive director of the JCRC of San Francisco (and the dean of JCRC professional…

JCFR and its JCRC are Saddened and Horrified by Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

JCFR and its JCRC are Saddened and Horrified by Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

 

In the aftermath of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) condemn the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas, Neva…

Our Community Stood Ready

Our Community Stood Ready

As this goes to print, our community reflects on an anxiety filled weekend. Since the horror of Charlottesville on August 12 (of neo-Nazis chanting to torch-light on the University of Virginia) and August 13 (the white supremacist march which terrified that Jewish …

JCFR Public Statement: First They Came for Charlottesville

Public Statement from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond: August 14, 2017

First They Came for Charlottesville

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and its Jewish Community Relations Committee utterly condemn the extremist white supremacist groups and the violence they broug…