JCRC Public Statements

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

Joint Statement: Racist Tagging at Richmond Area Black & Jewish Cemeteries

A Joint Statement on Racist Tagging at Richmond Area Black and Jewish Cemeteries

Four Richmond area cemeteries were recently the target of racist vandalism. Gravestones and entrances were spray-painted using the Neo-Nazi symbol 777 at Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries, where the gr…

In Response to Vandalism at Richmond Historical Cemeteries

In Response to Vandalism at Richmond Historical Cemeteries

Earlier this week, four historic cemeteries were vandalized. Evergreen Cemetery, which contains the defaced gravesite of trailblazer Maggie Walker, East End Cemetery, Barton Heights Cemetery, and Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Cemetery…

Multiple Dimensions of Justice

Multiple Dimensions of Justice
(Published in the in August 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

Being an alumnus of Brandeis University, there are a number of things that have always impressed me about the school.  First, it’s founding in 1948 was the Jewish community’s response to the a…

Searching for Answers, Working for Justice

Searching for Answers, Working for Justice
(printed in the July 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

 

The unconscionable death of George Floyd in late May, and the subsequent protests over a deep and systemic racism in America have shaken our society like few events in recent memory.

We …

Statement on the Death of Mr. George Floyd and Institutional Racism

Statement by the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond on the Death of Mr. George Floyd and Institutional Racism

June 2, 2020

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond expresses our grief over the senseless death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.  We stand…