JCRC Public Statements

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

JCRC Column: UNESCO's Negation of Jewish Ties to the Temple Mount

The UN and its constituent bodies – particularly the farcically named UN Human Rights Council – have been long-known for anti-Israel biases. Serious reviews of multiple UN agencies and organizations bear this out. Yet, yesterday’s vote (Oct. 13, 2016) by the Executive Board of the Uni…

Public Statement: JCFR and its JCRC Mourn the Passing of Shimon Peres z"l

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and its Jewish Community Relations Committee are deeply saddened by the passing of Shimon Peres z”l and mourns the loss of Israel's elder statesman, nation-builder, and peacemaker who devoted his life to the service of his country and the Jewish …

Guest Column: Rabbi Gary Creditor Commemorating 9/11 After 15 Years

Why Do We Remember?

What Do We Remember?

What Do We Tell Our Children and Grandchildren?

September 11th, 2016

Rabbi Gary S. Creditor

Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beth-El, Richmond, Virginia


There are dates that we will always know where we were, what time it was, and what we were doing w…

Israel and Overseas: Why were four Israeli teens visiting Richmond?

Standing in the atrium of the Science Museum of Virginia, about two weeks ago with our Partnership2Gether Tikkun Olam Israeli Teen delegation, a community member asked, “Why do Israeli teens come to Richmond?” This is a great question.

The JCFR brings a delegation of Israeli teenagers t…

A Look at I & O: Israel Programming Partnership 2Gether

One of the major components of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond’s Israel programming is the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Partnership2Gether sister-city program. The P2G program has multiple facets – each fostering people-to-people relationships building. The Federation is pro…