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
The 1991 Billy Crystal movie, “City Slickers,” features the following exchange between characters Mitch Robbins and Ed Furillo:
Mitch: “You remember when we were kids, and we were playing ball, and we hit the ball over the fence out of bounds, and we yelled, DO OVER?”
Ed: [grins, remembering] “Yeah!”
Mitch: “Your life is a do over. You’ve got a clean slate.”