JCRC Public Statements

Public statements, press releases and the JCRC column by the Director of Jewish Community Relations, David Cohen.

Hatikvah – The Hope

As long as in the heart within,

The Jewish soul yearns,

And toward the eastern edges, onward,

An eye gazes toward Zion.


Our hope is not yet lost,

The hope that is two-thousand years old,

To be a free nation in our land,

The Land of Zion, Jerusalem.

When Hebrew poet Naftali Herz I…

Einat Wilf in Richmond

On March 7, the Richmond World Affairs Council, in partnership with our Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, will host Dr. Einat Wilf in the Empire Room of the Jefferson Hotel. Wilf is an Israeli thought leader, a former member of Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and was the foreign polic…

Teaching Israel to Teens Today

Want a local, Jewish teen to experience Israel, develop deep friendships and participate in an amazing Tikun Olam experience? The JCFR’s Tikun Olam Summer Exchange is for you!

Our Partnership2Gether (P2G) Tikun Olam Summer Exchange Trip is a once in a lifetime experience. Every summer, Ri…

Neo-Nazi Flyers Distributed in Charlottesville, VA


Last Saturday, 12/30/2017, neo-Nazi flyers were distributed in central Charlottesville, VA.

The flyers, (pictured) depicted the Nazi Eagle, a man flashing the Hitler Salute, and the white supremacist version of the Celtic Cross. Each of these symbols is anti-Semitic. The flyer reads…

Remarks about Anti-Semitism

Remarks about Anti-Semitism

by Daniel “Doni” Fogel, Director of Jewish Community Relations

JCFR’s JCRC Annual Legislative Reception, Wed. 11/29/2017


Good evening.

I wish I could present good news regarding a decrease in anti-Semitism and bigotry; I cannot. In the past year, we …