JCRC Public Statements

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

JCRC Column: A Passover Parable

From the desk of Doni Fogel, director of the JCRC and I&O - by way of wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Passover. 

As recalled from a telling by Rabbi Dan Rosenberg.

Once there was a young pious Jews - a Hassid. He went to his Rebbe (Rabbi) and told the Rebbe he wanted to merit th…

Press Release: JCRC COMMENDS HOLLINS’ UNIVERSITY FOR REACTION TO SWASTIKA

PRESS RELEASE

JCRC COMMENDS HOLLINS’ UNIVERSITY FOR REACTION TO SWASTIKA DISCOVERY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Daniel Fogel, Director of Jewish Community Relations, (804) 545-8626

RICHMOND, VA – The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of …

JCRC Column: Never let them see how they’re made: legislation and sausages

There’s an old expression: There are two things you never want to let people see being made: legislation and sausages. The notion is the stuffing of either, with undesirable filling, makes watching its creation unenjoyable (if not outright nauseating). That’s not always the case.

If you…

Press Release: STATEWIDE JEWISH COMMUNITY PRAISES THE GA FOR PASSING HJ177

RICHMOND, VA – The Jewish Communities across the Commonwealth jointly thank the General Assembly for its bipartisan support of House Joint Resolution 177, a forceful condemnation of the discriminatory and anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS).

The Virginia General …

JCRC Column: Security in the Jewish Community

By now, nearly everyone will have learned that the FBI has arrested several white supremacist suspects who were allegedly plotting to attack churches and synagogues in the Richmond area. Before anything else is said, we must acknowledge the FBI and every one of the law enforcement agencies i…