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Jun 09, 2016, 22:18 ET JCRC of Greater Washington to Hold Solidarity Gathering with People of Israel at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in Bethesda - #PeaceIsSweet

 The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) is organizing a gathering in solidarity with the people of...


Mar 09, 2016, 15:23 ET Statewide Jewish Community Praises the Virginia General Assembly for Overwhelmingly Passing H177, a Forceful Condemnation of the Anti-Israel BDS Movement

The Jewish Communities across the Commonwealth jointly thank the General Assembly for its bipartisan support of House Joint Resolution 177, a...


Dec 04, 2015, 09:01 ET The JCRC of Greater Washington: Statement on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

 The Syrian civil war has resulted in the deaths of more than 200,000 civilians, over half the population being displaced and 12.8 million...


Nov 13, 2014, 17:12 ET JCRC Calls on Obama Administration to Redouble Efforts to Free Alan Gross as Fifth Anniversary of Incarceration Approaches

 With the fifth anniversary of Alan Gross's imprisonment in Cuba less than a month away, we are calling on the Obama administration in the...


Jan 24, 2013, 18:46 ET JCRC Condemns Holocaust Reference in Abortion Debate

This week, Virginia State Senator Dick Black likened legal abortion to the suffering of victims of Nazi Germany and Auschwitz. The Jewish Community...


Nov 30, 2012, 13:15 ET Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington and JCRC of Greater Washington To Hold Sunday Candlelight Vigil Marking Three Years of Unjust Incarceration of American Alan Gross

The following is being released by Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington: WHY: To demonstrate our solidarity with the Gross...


Sep 19, 2011, 15:34 ET Greater Washington DC and New York City Interfaith Leaders to Gather in Prayer and Solidarity Calling For Alan Gross' Immediate Freedom from Cuba on Humanitarian Grounds

Simultaneous Vigils to Take Place at Cuban Interests Section (DC) & Cuban UN Mission  (NYC) with Gross Family Interfaith leaders will...


Aug 30, 2011, 15:38 ET JCRC of Greater Washington Launches Nationwide On-Line Petition Drive Calling For Alan Gross' Freedom on Humanitarian Grounds

Today the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington launched a nationwide on-line petition drive appealing to Cuba's...


Aug 18, 2011, 14:28 ET The JCRC of Greater Washington Condemns Attack in Israel

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington unequivocally condemns...


Jul 03, 2011, 00:53 ET JCRC of Greater Washington Praises Greece's Decision to Halt Gaza Flotilla Ships

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, the public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater...


Oct 29, 2010, 16:38 ET JCRC Responds to Councilmember Phil Andrews

Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington President Harvey Reiter today issued the following statement: An article in today's...


Sep 21, 2010, 13:44 ET The JCRC Condemns Ahmadinejad Hotel Stay as Bringing Shame to the Hilton Name

Urges Hilton to acknowledge poor judgment and to pledge to not host again The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC)...


Aug 23, 2010, 14:41 ET Jewish Community's DC Mayoral Debate for Tomorrow Tops 900 Registered

Over 900 individuals have registered to attend the Jewish community's D.C. Mayoral debate between incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty and DC Council...


Jun 01, 2010, 13:52 ET JCRC Stands in Solidarity With Israel

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington affirms its solidarity with Israel in the aftermath of the recent violence instigated...


May 21, 2010, 13:06 ET The JCRC of Greater Washington Decries Baseless Attacks Against Israel in National Geographic Exhibit

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) today sent a letter to National Geographic expressing dismay at the biased,...


Nov 18, 2009, 17:01 ET The JCRC Thanks Governor O'Malley for Preserving Support for Marylanders Who Have Disabilities

On behalf of the Jewish Community of Greater Washington, we want to thank Governor O'Malley and the Board of Public Works for maintaining...


Sep 25, 2009, 15:57 ET JCRC Calls Iran a 'Rogue Nation Whose Leadership Cannot Be Trusted'

Calls for Immediate Passage of Economic Sanctions Legislation The JCRC of Greater Washington calls upon Congress to immediately pass The Iran...


Sep 22, 2009, 14:14 ET DC Rally to Stand for Freedom From Iranian Threats

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington, in conjunction with other community groups, will hold a rally at 12:00 noon...


May 18, 2009, 13:14 ET The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington Welcomes Prime Minister Netanyahu

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington praises both President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu for reaffirming the...


Jan 06, 2009, 17:52 ET Israeli Ambassador, Elected Officials, Community Leaders, & Hundreds to Gather in Support of Israel

Leaders to Assert Israel's Right to Self Defense and Hold Hamas Responsible for War Israeli Ambassador, Sen. Cardin; Berkley, Engel, Kirk,...


Jan 05, 2009, 12:08 ET Elected Officials, Community Leaders, and Hundreds to Gather in Support of Israel

Elected officials, community leaders and hundreds of supporters of Israel will gather to assert Israel's right and responsibility to defend its...


Sep 19, 2008, 01:00 ET Rally Against Ahmadinejad

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington will hold a rally at...