At Federation, we identify, evaluate and address these priorities with unparalleled commitment, passion and sensitivity. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure that needs are met to create a stronger, more vibrant Jewish community and to foster and strengthen our connection with Jews in Israel and around the world.
Providing accessible and affordable Jewish education to build and strengthen the Jewish community.
Expanding services to the most vulnerable among us to meet the growing needs of at-risk populations locally, in Israel and around the world.
Offering unwavering support for and education about Israel and 70 other Jewish communities around the world.
Responding swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals and communities in crisis by delivering support, respite and relief.
Building a welcoming and inclusive community for all by growing the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.
Increasing opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life to offer members of our community a multitude of ways to embark on their Jewish journey.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington joins in mourning the passing of Shimon Peres, z”l, the last of a generation of Israel’s founders. Peres was universally recognized as one of Israel’s greatest leaders and one of North American Jewry’s closest Israeli friends. Peres was the architect of Israel’s defenses and a soldier for peace. HeRead more
by Steven A. Rakitt CEO, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Je suis. “I am.” After the January, 2015 terrorist attacks against the Charlie Hebdo Magazine and the Hypercacher kosher supermarket in Paris, Facebook users around the world changed their profile pictures to “Je suis Charlie” and “Je suis Juif.” Rabbi Delphine Horvilleurs, the first femaleRead more
by SARAH RABIN SPIRA PJ Library in Greater Washington D.C. My sister and I used to rattle off all the things we are, like some kind of personal chant: “English, Scots-Irish, Ukrainian, Cherokee, Baptist, Southern, and Jewish.” But the truth was, we didn’t really feel like we belonged to any of these groups. You see,Read more
By STUART S. KURLANDER Sun, 22 May 2016, 01:27 PM Jerusalem Post LGBTQ Jews who are feeling increasingly welcomed and included as part of their local community and in the broader organized Jewish world. The Jewish Federations LGBTQ mission to Israel, which arrives this week, is emblematic of how much has changed for the members of the LGBTQ community. TheRead more
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Join us for an online event that you can share with your family! Feel free to invite your friends! As students go back to school and families gather during the #HighHoliday season, the time may be right to discuss questions that are important to our quality of life. What character traits do we admire inLearn more
Get Ready to build stronger connections to Israel. Get Set to explore campus activism. Come with your friends to Talk Israel in a safe space. Talk Israel is a one-day conference that teaches teens about Israel advocacy and engagement. A variety of workshops and activities throughout the day will educate teens about all things Israel,Learn more