JCRC Public Statements

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

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…

Public Statement: JCFR and JCRC Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

JCFR and JCRC Statement on the Attack on Nice, France

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) condemn the horrific terrorist attack against innocent civilians in the French city of Nice. This is the third major strike in France …

Public Statement: The Passing of Elie Wiesel

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond mourns the death of author, Nobel laureate and human rights activist Elie Wiesel, of blessed memory.

His story – a Romanian boy who survived the darkest atrocities of history to become a thinker, writer and stand bearer for the meaning of humani…

JCRC Column: A terror all too familiar

JCRC Column: A terror all too familiar

The terror that recently struck in Orlando and at all freedom loving peoples shook Americans to the core. An affront to all decent people this attack – and those claimed by other extremists – reveal the threat of attacks on civilian targets. In a g…