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The JCRC of Greater Washington's District of Columbia commission partners 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 DC Jewish community serving over 27,000 district residents. The Commission organizes candidate forums, advocacy activities, conducts noontime meetings with political, community and governmental leaders, gathers representatives of District synagogues and Jewish agencies to establish our annual agenda and participates actively in interfaith meetings.

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Signature Programs

Upcoming Events

Friendship Picnic

Charleston, SC vigil 
Evening of Interfaith Dialogue


The JCRC has a strong relationship with elected officials and government institutions throughout DC.


Partner with local and state organization to reach out the government officials at the federal, state, and local levels to advance the Jewish community’s legislative agency. Assist local organizations, agencies, and synagogues in securing government funding.


Convene programs on selected issues of concern to our community, including security briefings and candidate forums.


Convene and mobilize the Jewish community in times of celebration, commemoration, and crisis. Write and encourage constituents to write opinion pieces and letters to the editor. Arrange meetings between elected officials and Jewish community members both in their home districts and in their government offices to discuss policy and funding priorities.

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Serve as a trusted source of information on Social Justice issues in our community for media,officials, and business and civic leaders.


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1) STAY INFORMED                                                                                                   8076-200.png

Stay up-to-date on events in our communities through timely information on our website.

2) LOBBY ELECTED OFFICIALS                                                                                                                   lobbying-clipart-aa713f_d794fae59ef04f88aa81a26b9532d397.gif

Be sure that your elected officals hear your articulate, well-reasoned points of view. Hearing from constituents helps convince an elected official of the merits of a point of view, as well as the breadth of support for it.

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Show your support by sharing accurate information with your friends and peers. Social Media provides you multiple venues through which you can show support. Using this medium allows you to share accurate information about community issues with your friends and peers.

free-newspaper-clipart-1.jpg4) Legislative Issues

  • The Religious Institutions Valuing Environmental Responsibility (RIVER) coalition is working to address the unjust Clean River Impervious Area Charge (CRIAC) which is an unfair and unreasonable fee that is being applied illogically and in a manner that is destructive to the Washington, D.C. community. Learn more.




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