JCRC Statements, Comments, and Articles

Normalization and the Abraham Accords

The True Meaning of Normalization: 
Reflections on the Abraham Accords 
(October 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

This past month, the Jewish community of Richmond joined with Jewish communities around the globe in celebrating the historic peace agreements signed at the White House betw…

JCFR Celebrates Peace Agreements between Israel, the UAE, and Bahrain

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond Celebrates the US Brokered Peace Agreements Between Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain

September 16, 2020

The Jewish Community of Richmond joins with Jewish communities around the globe in celebrating the historic peace agreements si…

Visions of Jewish Advocacy

Visions of Jewish Advocacy

(Published in the September 2020 Issue of “The Reflector”)

As the High Holidays approach, we embrace a time of year that is about seeing things for what they are and identifying paths for making things better.  It is a time when we use that reality check to …

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 g…

Antisemitism and Violent Hatred on Facebook “Needs To Stop”

The Jewish Appeal to Facebook on Charlottesville Anniversary

Over 90 national, state and local Jewish organizations representing the Jewish community relations network are appealing to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook to take action to stem the growth of antisemitism, racism, violent hatred and…