The Federation's Impact
The six areas identified here focus on critical needs in our local and global Jewish community. At The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington 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.
A weekly message from Federation’s CEO, Steven A. Rakitt
News & Updates
Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area
Friday, May 29 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CityJews PopUp: Shabbat is a way for Jewish and interfaith couples and families with young children to connect and share the rituals of Shabbat together. Join us for a Shabbat experience with food, music, kids’ activities and topical conversation. We will provide a gourmet vegetarian Shabbat meal from a non-kosher caterer. We will also have plenty of challah and grape juice. Please let us know if you have food restrictions or allergies, and we will do our best to accommodate those! Wonder Bread Factory 641 S St NW Washington, DC 20001 $18 per adult; children 8 and under free Bring your own bottle of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage to share Pre-registration required. Best for children 8 and under. Lead sponsors: Jewish Food Experience, Love and Religion, PJ Library Additional partners: Adas Israel Congregation, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Temple Sinai and Washington DCJCC Can't make it on May 29th? Join us on June 26th.
Join us to celebrate the meaningful impact we have made in our community, Israel and around the world this year. Together, we will honor outgoing president Liza Levy, welcome incoming president Robert Zahler and celebrate an esteemed group of award winners. 2015 Award Winners Jerome J. Dick Young Leadership Award Sophie and Bradley Buslik Matthew H. Simon Rabbinical Award Rabbi Greg Harris, Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County Jack Kay Campaigner of the Year Award Nancy Duber and Mindy Strelitz Ted B. Farber Professional Excellence Award Jennifer Zukerman, Berman Hebrew Academy DATE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. doors open 7:30 p.m. prompt start Seating will be limited, please plan to arrive early. LOCATION The Jewish Federation's Abraham S. & Minnie Kay Conference Center 6101 Executive Blvd North Bethesda, MD 20852 Map Space is limited. RSVP required by May 27 Federation Leadership Liza Levy President Robert Zahler VP Financial Resource Development William Kreisberg VP Community & Global Impact Wendy Rudolph VP Community & Global Impact Ronald Glancz VP Finance and Treasurer Meryl Rosenberg VP Leadership and Volunteer Development Eva Malka Davis VP Marketing Shelly Kupfer VP Women’s Philanthropy Michael Plostock VP Young Leadership Joshua Bernstein VP at Large Stuart Tauber Secretary Mark Levitt President United Jewish Endowment Fund Catherine Zacks Gildenhorn Presidential Appointee Carol Gordon Presidential Appointee Stuart S. Kurlander Past President Susie Gelman Past President Steven A. Rakitt Executive Vice President and CEO Paul S. Berger Arnold & Porter LLP, Counsel