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Jewish Community Relations Council of GW

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As the central community relations agency of the organized Jewish community in our nation’s capital, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington endeavors to foster a society based on freedom, justice and democratic pluralism for it is such a society which affords Jews, and all people, the conditions most conducive to individual security, equal opportunity and creative group survival. JCRC accomplishes this goal through their work in four pillars: government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice. On behalf of over 100 constituent agencies, organizations and synagogues in the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland, the JCRC determines a consensus on the broad range of public policy issues central to Jewish conscience and concern and then promulgates those concerns to Washington area legislators and civic, public opinion, media and interfaith leaders. The JCRC also coordinates community programs of information and advocacy on priority domestic and international issues. JCRC works within our four pillars (government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice) to advocate for Jewish institutions and values, educate the community about key issues of concern, and reach out with our neighbors to build a better world for us all. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS: The JCRC’s Maryland, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia commissions partner with local and state organizations to reach out to government officials at the federal, state and local levels to advance the legislative agenda of the Jewish community in Metropolitan Washington. ISRAEL ADVOCACY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS: The JCRC coordinates our community’s response to Middle East and other international issues, advocates for support of Israel to political leaders and the media, and educates the community through regular briefings and programs. INTERGROUP RELATIONS: Fundamental to the JCRC’s mission is the belief that the security and well-being of the Jewish community is connected to that of all groups in our community. JCRC builds bridges between local Jews and other Metropolitan Washington area faith and ethnic communities. SOCIAL JUSTICE: The JCRC works for justice by advocating for public policies that promote fairness and equality. We give back to the community through partnerships with other Jewish agencies, organizations and synagogues in which we engage Jewish individuals and groups in meaningful social justice learning and effective social action projects in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area .

Location

6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Jewish Community Relations Council of GW
6101 Executive Blvd., Suite 300
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Contact: Julie Greenwald