JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

JCRC Chair Letter to Editor of Style Weekly

To the Editor of Style Weekly and the Leadership of Studio Two Three: 

I am writing today in response to the opinion piece "The Artists' Voice," published on January 28, 2024. As a board member of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and the Chair of its Jewish Community Relations C…

JCRC Thanks Gov. Youngkin

The Virginia Jewish communities express appreciation for the inclusion of supplementary funding for security and Holocaust education in Governor Youngkin's budget proposal (press release linked below). We look forward to working with the Governor and General Assembly to see these proposals i…

JCRC Statement on Book Bans in Virginia Schools

JCRC Statement, with support of Community Partners, on Book Bans in Virginia Schools

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond vehemently condemns the banning of books in Virginia schools. We strongly oppose the use of banned book lists p…

JCRC Statement on Recent Gun Violence in Richmond

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) is deeply disturbed and outraged by the shooting that occurred at the Altria Theater graduation ceremony on June 6. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and all those affected …

VA Jewish Communities Statement Gov. Youngkin’s Signing of IHRA Legislation

Virginia Jewish Communities Statement Upon Governor Youngkin’s Signing of IHRA Legislation

With today’s ceremonial bill signing, Virginia joins 29 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemi…