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.
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News & Updates
Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area
May, 31 2015 Join the Greater Washington Jewish community as we celebrate Israel’s 67th year of independence. Delight your senses with the sights, sounds and flavors of Israeli culture at two unforgettable festivals in Maryland and NoVA featuring everything from Israeli dancing to live entertainment to craft activities and so much more! NORTHERN VIRGINIA The Village at Shirlington 4271 Campbell Ave Arlington, VA 22206 12 - 5 p.m. Free Admission More Details MARYLAND Rockville Town Square 200 East Middle Lane Rockville, MD 20850 1 - 5 p.m. Free Admission More Details Washington, DC The Wonder Bread Factory 641 S St NW Washington, DC 20001 5 - 8 p.m. More Details Featuring: Performances from Israeli artists including Yoni Jahasi and HADAR Music from DJ Arno Activities and games for all ages Learn about Israel and Jewish culture with an array of activities from local agencies and organizations Israel birthday programs and celebrations are being added daily. Click here for more information. Presented by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the JCC of Greater Washington, and the JCC of Northern Virginia. Media Sponsor:
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.