Leading, inspiring, and empowering

By Basya Gartenstein Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee, JCFR Shalom Jewish Community of Richmond. The Jewish Community Relations Committee has been formulating plans for the years ahead...

Bridge building and advocacy

By Basya Gartenstein, Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee, JCFR Shalom, as of August 1, it has been my privilege to serve the Richmond Jewish community...

New JCRC Director Announced

We are pleased to announce that Basya Gartenstein will join the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond as Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) director in...

Members of Commission to Combat Antisemitism Appointed

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond and Richmond Jewish Community Relations Committee congratulate Samuel Asher, Executive Director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum,  on being...

So… what is the status of the “status quo”?

My Perspective: Ephraim Seidman, Chair, Israel Education and Advocacy, JCRC A lot of ink has been spilled recently about the “status quo” on the Temple...

Identity, race, and the importance of sharing our stories

The recent controversy over Whoopi Goldberg’s comments regarding Jews and race – along with the Jewish communal reaction – is as much about the...

The many lessons from Colleyville and the right time for government...

Beyond the clear lessons from Colleyville on security, vigilance, and preparedness – the most enduring lesson may be on how Antisemitism framed around Israel...

Richmond-area religious, organization leaders express support to the Jewish Community,...

Editor’s note: The following statement was issued by the Federation on Jan. 17. Richmond – This weekend, we watched the unfolding situation in horror at...

Renewing Our Relationships, Presenting Our Advocacy Issues

Connecting with and forming relationships with our legislators - and our local and statewide officials - is a year-round emphasis of our JCRC work. In...

Engaging from the center, Advocating for All: Fighting Antisemitism from all...

As we at JCRC prepare for another season of political advocacy there is certainly an awareness of the interesting times we are in. Recent Elections Our...