JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

Escalation in Israel

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond stands in solidarity with Israel as rockets continue to rain down on the Jewish State from Gaza. 

We mourn for those killed and pray for the swift healing of those injured. We call on the Palestinian Authority to end its ongoing incitement of…

Defining Antisemitism and Anti-Israelism

(Published in the May 2021 Issue of “The Reflector”)

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism has recently come under fire and just his year two alternative definitions have been released.  The Nexus Document, and the much more widely…

A Measure of Justice for George Floyd

"While no guilty verdict can bring George Floyd back or make his family and friends fully whole for their loss or unwind the trauma inflicted on the broader African American community, we hope that [this] decision brings some measure of justice, healing, and peace...”

The Power of Direct Advocacy: A Conversation with Senator Tim Kaine

By Rabbi Hal Schevitz
Chair, Richmond Council of Congregational Rabbis

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in a meeting with several community leaders as we met with our Senator, Tim Kaine, and a few members of his staff.   This meeting included Rabbis along with Federation/JCR…

JCRC Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

The JCRC of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond stands in solidarity with our local Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and wishes to amplify the message of our partner JCRC in Atlanta.


"As members of Atlanta’s Jewish community, we stand in solidarity w…