JCRC Public Statements

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

Testimony of William Daroff, Sr. VP for Public Policy JFNA

Testimony of

William Daroff
Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office
The Jewish Federations of North America

Before the

Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure
U.S. H…

JCRC Column: ‘If You See Something, Say Something’

If You See Something, Say Something

The community security portfolio of the Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Committee has grown drastically in the past year-and-a-half. This development began after the arrests of local white supremacists who planned to attack Synagogues and Black …

JCFR & JCRC Statement on U.S. Abstention at U.N.

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) condemn the failure of the United States to veto Friday’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334.

We are deeply disappointed the U.S. failed to veto the one-sided r…

JCFR/JCRC Condemn Continuing Atrocities in Syria and Call for Help

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) and its Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) join the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) in strongly condemning the atrocities currently underway in Syria, including the most recent executions of innocent civilians in Aleppo.


JCRC Column: Dispelling darkness with light

The Talmudic rabbis discussed the power of a single candle. In a dark space, a single light makes an enormous difference. In a dark room a single small flame provides for sight. And when a candle shares its power – its flame – with another candle, light is amplified; the first candle is no…