JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

How We Define Success, and How We Define Community

by David Cohen, DIrector of Jewish Community Relations
Published in the November edition of "The Reflector"

One enduring aspect of our Jewish community reality in 2021 is a perceived sense of conflict and tension.  It is often these concepts we focus on rather than commonalities and the wo…

JCRC Condemns BDS Vote at Virginia Tech

The JCRC of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond unequivocally condemns the BDS resolution recently passed by the Graduate and Professional Student Senate of Virginia Tech.

We stand firmly in support of the Jewish students and staff of Virginia Tech and we affirm their desire - and r…

A Year of Promise, Opportunity, and Vigilance – Your JCRC in Action

by David Cohen, DIrector of Jewish Community Relations
Published in the October edition of "The Reflector"

The year ahead holds many challenges for Jewish community relations work.  The rise in Antisemitism has us all legitimately concerned - as does the way Israel is now integrated into s…

JCFR / JFNA Comment on Congressional Funding for Iron Dome

Please see the update below from JFNA on the successful passage of funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system 420-9. We are grateful to House leadership for scheduling the vote so soon and to all of our central Virginia house members who supported the bill and help maintain the vast…