Federation’s Impact

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.

Jewish Education

Jewish Education

Providing accessible and affordable Jewish education to build and strengthen the Jewish community.

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Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable Populations

Expanding services to the most vulnerable among us to meet the growing needs of at-risk populations locally, in Israel and around the world.

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Israel and Overseas

Israel and Overseas

Offering unwavering support for and education about Israel and 70 other Jewish communities around the world.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Responding swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals and communities in crisis by delivering support, respite and relief.

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Inclusion

Inclusion

Building a welcoming and inclusive community for all by growing the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

Increasing opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life to offer members of our community a multitude of ways to embark on their Jewish journey.

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News & Updates

A Personal Recount of Shimon Peres

“Where may a person like that yet be found” by Natan Yonatan איפה ישנם עוד אנשים כמו האיש ההוא I was four-years-old when Shimon Peres and Yitzchak Shamir came to the absorption center where my family was staying. I was asked, along with many other kids, to welcome them wearing blue and white clothing and

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Remembering Shimon Peres

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. He

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Reflections from Paris

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 female

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“Not Jewish Enough?”

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,

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Ways to Give

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59 partner agencies.
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Join us in making a measurable impact
with immeasurable heart.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today. Contact Zach Briton, Campaign Director.

Directed Giving

Directed Giving

A direct gift will support the programs and partners most meaningful to you. Give to your passion. Contact Avital Ingber, Chief Development Officer.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Leave your legacy. Ensure that the programs you care about most remain vibrant and strong for generations to come. Contact Contact Hannah Olson, Director of Planned Giving.

Emergency Campaigns

Emergency Campaigns

In times of crisis, respond to the critical needs of individuals and communities facing hardship. Be there for those in need. Contact Zach Briton, Campaign Director.

Upcoming Events

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Celebrate Character Day online!

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 in

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Talk Israel

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,

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