JCRC Lends a Helping Hand with “MANO”
Virginia Jews Prepare to VOTE & EDUCATE
The Forgotten Refugees...Jews from Arab Lands

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MAY / JUNE 2007
May 25, 2007

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JCRC of Greater Washington

SEPT / OCT 2007

ISSUE 3 VOLUME 2

Susan Weinberg, President

Ron Halber, Executive Director 


The Forgotten Refugees

Jews from Arab Lands

When the issue of Middle East refugees is mentioned, what comes to mind?  For most people, it is not the 856,000 Sephardi Jews who lived in Arab lands at the founding of Israel in 1948 – or the less than 1% that remain in those lands today. 

 
The JCRC, in partnership with JIMENA and Justice for Jews from Arab Lands (JfJ), is trying to change that.  This summer the JCRC hosted an educational forum for synagogue representatives about the exodus of Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews from the Middle East.  Representatives of JIMENA and JfJ, who were in town to testify before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus chaired by Congressman Tom Lantos, participated in the discussion. 

Please click here to learn more and find out what you can do


    

JCRC Lends a Helping Hand with “MANO”
Jewish community workshops teach“best practices” to non-profits

JCRC, along with the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations ("MANO"), is offering 4 free workshops on non-profit management to over 600 groups throughout Montgomery County.

“By strengthening the County's nonprofit organizations,”
says Executive Director Ron Halber, “we can do more to enhance services to vulnerable communities, keep the County among the best in the nation at serving the needs of a diverse population and promote greater public-private partnerships.” In addition to training, the workshops provide an opportunity for county leaders and nonprofit directors to discuss the needs of the nonprofit community.


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Virginia Jews Prepare to VOTE & EDUCATE
Individuals Active on Campaigns as JCRC Plans Candidate Forums

The 2007 Virginia election season is heating up.  There are key races throughout our region that will affect who controls state and local governments.  Many political commentators believe the Virginia Senate is up for grabs.  

JCRC has urged our synagogues & agencies to host forums – WE THANK SO MANY OF YOU FOR ANSWERING THAT CALL! 
(join us for forums in your area and other events)


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About the Jewish Community Relations Council
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) is the public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish community representing 210 Jewish organizations and synagogues throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia.
The JCRC focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice.

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