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The 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.

Rosh Hashanah

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. 

Shanah Tova!

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.  

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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?" 


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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.

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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 Edgethe 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.











Coming Soon
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2014 DC Mayoral and Attorney General Candidate Forum
Sunday, September 28

Israel Engagement Fellowship for Teens Round #2
Applications Due Tuesday, September 30
Classes: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, Dec. 3,  and 10 

Peace in the Middle East: How Do We Overcome Psychological Barriers?
Sunday, October 19

Recent Events
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Israel 101 for High School and Middle School at B'nai Shalom of Olney

Stand Up For Israel Workshop at Temple Shalom Community-Wide Religious School Kick-Off

Current Events and Israel Advocacy at Sha'are Tefliah

Security Briefing for Northern Virginia Jewish Institutions

2014 Annual Gala

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Job Opening: Director for Northern Virginia
View Description/Apply Now 

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JCRC Internship Program
The JCRC has openings available for the Israel Action Center, Maryland Government Relations and DC/VA Government Relations.
Learn more by clicking here.

Holiday Calendar
2013-2014 & 2014-2015

Security in the Schools PowerPoint

Take Action
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Why is Alan Gross Still in Cuba?
Take Action Now!

Urge Your Senator to Prevent Nuclear Armed Iran
Click Here 

Staying Vigilant for Alan Gross
Article in the Washington Jewish Week

JCRC Establishes Legal Defense Fund to Help Wrongly Incarcerated Jews
Alan Gross’ Legal Defense to be First Beneficiary of Funds




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