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.
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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.
This week’s parasha is entitled, Va-yechi, “and Jacob lived.” But this last portion of the Book of Genesis is really about how Jacob died. He does so with dignity, preparation, humility and focus. One commentator notes that Jacob’s approach to death is exactly the opposite of Dylan Thomas’: “Do not go gentle into that good night, oldRead more
Oh, the drama! In this week’s parasha – Vayigash – Joseph is reunited with his brothers after many years apart. He reveals himself after initially tricking them into believing that he wanted to hold Benjamin hostage while the brothers went to get their father Jacob. But Judah steps forward and offers himself instead. After excusing theRead more
This week’s parasha, Miketz, contains Pharaoh’s famous dream of seven fat cows and seven lean cows, which Joseph interprets before he is subsequently appointed Egypt’s Prime Minister. Later in the parasha, we read: “Before the years of famine came, Joseph became the father of two sons…. [He] named the first-born Manasseh, meaning “God has made me forgetRead more
Chaya Gilboa, visionary activist on the issue of Israeli religious reform, shares her desire for social change in Israel. In a country where politics are religious and religion is political, Chaya strives to transform Israel’s religious judicial system by challenging the Rabbinate’s legal monopoly on religious life to create a pluralistic, egalitarian alternative. The compelling conversationRead more
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Young adults ages 22-26 can sign up early for a 2017 Birthright Israel: DC Community trip – a free, 10-day trip with peers from the area. This year, participants can choose from TWO amazing trip options: The Ultimate Adventure with Israelis or Flavors of Israel, a brand new trip with a unique foodie twist. Ultimate Adventure With IsraelisLearn more
Join us for the first YWC event of the new year: Developing Personally and Jewishly As you begin 2017, don’t miss out on this inspiring opportunity to discover how you can live a more meaningful life and develop your personal identity through Judaism. Learn with Jewish education guru JoHanna Potts (bio below) as you meetLearn more