JCRC Public Statements

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

Anti-Semitism on the rise: the danger of extremism on the right and left

The dangers our community faces from right-wing and left-wing extremism are growing. Recent events demonstrate this and these trends are cause for significant concern. We must address both the trends and developing threats.

The dangers of the extreme left

On June 30, Jonathan A. Greenblatt…

Public Statement: JCFR Decries Two Government of Israel Decisions

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) note with deep disappointment two Israeli Government decisions announced Sunday, June 25. The first suspended a government resolution of January 2016 to create a permanent, egalitarian area…

JCRC Condemnation of White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville

On May 13, a group of white nationalists carrying torches rallied in front of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in a Charlottesville park. In a Ku Klux Klan-esque rally, the demonstrators made their displeasure known with that city’s decision to remove that statute.


JCRC rejects UNESCO vote rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

May 4, 2017

JCRC rejects Tuesday’s UNESCO vote rejecting Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem                                              

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) denounces the approval o…

Public Statement, March 24, 2017

Yesterday, an 18-year-old man, with dual Israel-U.S. citizenship, was arrested in Israel as the primary suspect for the majority of bomb threats called and e-mailed into Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in 40 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. The Jewish Community Fe…