Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington wishes you a Shana Tova
u’Metukah, a good and sweet new year full of health, happiness and peace for
each of us, the Jewish people and the whole world.
At this season we listen for the call of the Shofar, a call to return to God, the path of righteousness to our best selves and to action. We call upon each and every one of us to act for the good of every individual and for the world itself. This is the time we particularly remember all those who are in danger of being forgotten and to remember our responsibility to ensure that this never happens.
May this indeed be a time when we celebrate the creation of the world, and dedicate ourselves to creating a world renewed.
Why is Alan Gross Still in Cuba?
Take Action Now!
Can you imagine spending five years in a Cuban prison? We can't - and we need your help to end Alan Gross's nightmare.
Select this link to join the Jewish community to share your concern directly with President Obama by simply asking "Why is Alan Gross still in Cuba?"
UPCOMING ISRAEL ACTION CENTER (IAC) PROGRAMS
Please join the Israel Action Center for events during our 2nd Annual Scholar in Residence Program
underwritten by The Meltzer Group
Ethics Under Fire
Does the IDF Maintain a Moral High Ground?
Ethics in the Field
How Does the IDF Maintain Morality During Peace and Conflict?
IDF Colonel (Res.) Bentzi Gruber, PhD
Based on his 30 years combat record in the reserves, COL Gruber explores moral and legal aspects of the war on terror includingOperation Protective Edge and how the IDF applies ethics in real time during combat making life and death decisions in a matter of seconds.
As we welcome 5775 on the Jewish calendar, the Israel Action Center at the
JCRC is excited to begin a new year of dynamic programming including ways you
can learn more about and take action to support Israel. Throughout the summer during Operation Protective Edge, the IAC continued to update our constituents via email, Facebook, Twitter, and our information page with important information and resources available for you to support and stand with Israel. Select this link to view frequently asked questions about what happened in Israel this summer.
This fall, the IAC would like to visit you at your
synagogue or organization to discuss Israel and Israel advocacy. Select
this link to contact us to arrange for a program.
We appreciate the ongoing
support from our community and look forward to seeing you at one of our
exciting programs or in your synagogue!
Visit the JCRC's Israel Action Center page for more ways you can get involved.