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

Gil Preuss named CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gil Preuss Named New Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, August 17, 2017) – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is proud to announce that Gil Preuss will become its next Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Board Read more

QUEERY: Itsik Sayag – Washington Blade

This article was originally published in Washington Blade. Itsik Sayag came to Washington 10 months ago to work as a Shaliach (an emissary) with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Shlichim Program. He’s one of 16 here in a program that places young Israelis in Jewish congregations in the D.C. area to teach American Jews Read more

Notes from the FRD Leadership Mission

Avital Ingber, Zach Briton, Jeff Distenfeld, Norm Pozez and Jeff Rum recently returned from the FRD Leadership Mission to Kiev, Ukraine and Israel. below are notes from Zach and Avital written during their travels, reflecting on this meaningful opportunity to see the impact of our work firsthand. From Zach Briton: Ukraine is home to the

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Between Us: Let’s talk about kvetching

In this week’s parasha, Beha’alotecha, the Israelites—after being in the wilderness for what seems like an eternity—are hungry, thirsty and uncertain about whether they will ever reach the Promised Land. They criticize Moses and Aaron’s leadership. They even wonder out loud if they were not better off as slaves in Egypt. And finally, we read, “The

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Ways to Give

6 critical areas of need.
52 partner agencies.
One Federation.

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

in the Greater Washington Area

Happy Hour with Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® at Tyber Creek Wine Bar & Kitchen

Spend an evening with Federation’s Jewish Food Experience® (JFE) and Young Leadership, while enjoying Tyber Creek’s delicious wood-fired fare, flights of international Rosés and a signature summer cocktail. Meet and mingle with other young professionals in the community, as well as restaurant owners, Jordan & Jonathan Stahl, and Chef Kerry Tate who helms the wood-fired oven

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Grand Slam Sunday

Join us for Greater Washington’s third annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park!  Location: Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (Metro & Parking) Time: Gates open at 11:30 a.m.  Pre-game fun begins at 11:30 a.m. First pitch, 1:35 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Free T-shirt with every ticket purchased! Questions:

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