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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...

In Search of Jewish Communal Unity

By David Cohen Director Jewish Community Relations, JCFR Over the past several months the Jewish community has been struggling with how to best respond to both...

Hopes for the Year Ahead – Taking Stock of the Year...

By David Cohen Director Jewish Community Relations, JCFR T’Shuvah is a major theme of the coming High Holidays. Jewish tradition asks us to take stock of our...

Crisis in Israel brings heartache and political challenges here at home

When hostilities increase in Israel, our hearts go out to our friends and family who have endured these repeated escalations.  We also care deeply...

Speaking to Allies about Israel and Antisemitism

By David Cohen Director, Jewish Community Relations JCFR Over the past few months, the Jewish community has truly struggled to process a rise in anger and hatred...

JCRC Column: Deconstructing Springsteen – Jewish Inclusion from Shushan, to Egypt,...

By David Cohen Director – Jewish Community Relations Jewish Community Federation of Richmond Much has been made about the recent Super Bowl ad featuring Bruce Springsteen and...

JCRC Column: Sharing Our Democracy

By David Cohen Director - Jewish Community Relations Jewish Community Federation of Richmond With our recent inauguration just behind us, and the images and shock that we...

JCRC Column: Defining Antisemitism

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Anti-Semitism has recently come under fire and just his year two alternative definitions have been released. ...

JCRC Column: From the National to the Local

By David Cohen Director - Jewish Community Relations Jewish Community Federation of Richmond For much of the past year, our focus has been on the national landscape....

How We Define Success and How We Define Community

One enduring aspect of our Jewish community reality in 2021 is a perceived sense of conflict and tension.  It is often these concepts we...