JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

Identity, Race, and the Importance of Sharing our Stories

(Published in the March 2022 Issue of “The Reflector”)
Written by David Cohen, Director of Jewish Community Relations

The recent controversy over Whoopi Goldberg’s comments regarding Jews and race – along with the Jewish communal reaction – is as much about the way many in the bl…

Lessons from Colleyville / The Right Time for Action on Antisemitism

(Published in the February 2022 Issue of “The Reflector”)

Beyond the clear lessons from Colleyville on security, vigilance, and preparedness – the most enduring lesson may be on how Antisemitism framed around Israel has a direct, and real impact on the American Jewish community. 


Richmond Interfaith Support for Jewish Community in Response to Colleyville


January 17, 2022

Richmond-Area Religious and Organization Leaders Express Support to the Jewish Community and Affirm Solidarity Against Antisemitism

Richmond, VA – This weekend, we watched the unfolding situation in horror at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville…

JCFR Stands with the Texas Jewish Community

January 15th, 2022
Shabbat is the holiest day for Jews worldwide. A time of rest, spiritual connection, togetherness and joy.
This Shabbat, the Jewish Community of Colleyville, Texas was attacked and hostages taken at Congregation Beth Israel.
The Jewish Community Federatio…