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
Too much blood, not enough words. Earlier this week, we awoke to the news of yet another terrorist attack on innocent Israeli citizens. Two Palestinians, reported by their relatives to be “upset” at the false claim that Israel would be taking over the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, attacked Jews in the midst of their morning prayers at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. Four died at the scene and a Druze policeman later died of wounds he sustained trying to stop the terrorists; several more were injured.
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Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area
Sunday, November 23
Jewish Food Experience invites you to join Paula Shoyer, the Jewish community’s leading expert on dairy-free desserts, at her home for a scrumptious afternoon baking kosher favorites for Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Enjoy delicious homemade tea time desserts and wine pairings as Paula answers all of your “burning” baking questions and shares her top pastry tips related to fall pies, cookies, cakes, and doughnuts from the comfort of her own kitchen.