Though its JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Committee), the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond is a central advocacy arm for the Jewish community in Richmond. In order to protect the interests of the Jewish community, we establish and maintain relationships with law enforcement, local community leaders, government officials and clergy. We also make regular statements on vital and timely issues, submit opinion pieces to the Richmond Times Dispatch, publish regular articles in the Reflector, promote our positions and informative articles on social media, and connect with our local television news stations to encourage coverage of important Jewish community issues.
Through our partners Hillel International and Hillel’s across the state of Virginia, the JCFR supports college students on the campuses where they study and live. We also help support the Jewish Agency for Israel, Israel Fellows at UVA, VA Tech and GMU. We partner with the following on campus programs, Jewish Life at VCU, U of R Jewish Life, Brody Jewish Center at UVA, Hillel at VA Tech, Hillel at William and Mary, Radford Hillel, and Hillel at University of Mary Washington.