The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington invites you to Make it Yours.

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Grand Slam Sunday

Join us on August 30th for the first ever Grand Slam Sunday Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park.

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.

Accessible and affordable Jewish education is a critical component for building and strengthening a Jewish community.

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

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Unwavering support, advocacy for and education about Israel and 60 other Jewish communities around the world must be a cornerstone for our community.

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We must respond swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals who find themselves in crisis.

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We must be a welcoming and inclusive community for all by expanding the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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Expanding opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life enables members of our community a multitude of ways to build their Jewish journey.

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Between Us

A weekly message from Federation’s CEO, Steven A. Rakitt

  • Let’s Talk About Our Neighbors

    His smile lights up the place. His name is Feivel and “the place” is Cafe Sunflower & Bakery, which recently opened in the lobby of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s building. While sipping on a Café Sunflower latte and an iced coffee, Feivel and I began to get to know one another. I told him
  • Let’s Talk About Iran

    This week’s parasha is the first in the Book of Deuteronomy. Devarim – “words” – is the same Hebrew name for Deuteronomy. Moses begins his long and final sermon to the People of Israel, and his eloquence belies his humble beginnings as a leader when he declared earlier in Exodus, “…O God, I have never been a

News & Updates


    THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON AND THE JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER WASHINGTON ARE APPALLED BY TODAY’S HATE CRIME AT JERUSALEM’S GAY PRIDE PARADE Washington, DC –The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) are outraged by the stabbing attack that injured 6 Israelis at the Jerusalem Gay
  • Today in the News: IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

    The Greater Washington Jewish Community thanks President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for their important efforts to safeguard America’s national security interests and those of its allies in an effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran. If a deal is announced, we look forward to learning the details and to the comprehensive

Ways to Give

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

Join us in making a measurable impact with immeasurable heart.

Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today. Contact Zach Briton, Campaign Director.
A direct gift will support the programs and partners most meaningful to you. Give to your passion.  Contact Avital Ingber, Chief Development Officer.
Ensure that the programs you care about most remain vibrant and strong for generations to come. Leave your legacy. Contact Contact Elan Burman, Director of Planned Giving.
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


Volunteer with us at Common Good City Farm!

Volunteer with JFE at Common Good City Farm! Join the Jewish Food Experience as we make a meaningful difference at Common Good City Farm. Together, we’ll help low-income DC residents meet their food needs as we harvest, weed and plant, while learning about sustainable agriculture. Open to everyone ages 13+ WHEN: Sunday, August 2 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Common Good City Farm V St, between 4th & 2nd Streets Oakland Place NW Washington, D.C. 20001 COST: $6 (to cover the cost of supplies) CLICK TO REGISTER NOW: Sign up early, space is limited. This volunteer opportunity is open to all, including families with children ages 13+ MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Paul Entis by email or at 301-230-7261  

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Grand Slam Sunday

Join us for Greater Washington's Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park!  Don't drop the ball...first come first served on group blocks available at a variety of ticket prices. Click here to to reserve your group ticket block. Groups of 50 or more will get all-star recognition on the jumbotron!  Fun activities for all ages begin 2 hours prior to start of game Pre-game tailgate area Contests–win great prizes! Fun with the Jewish Food Experience Arts & crafts/games Sunday, August 30   Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins 1:35 p.m. first pitch   INDIVIDUAL TICKET SALES NOW OPEN!   QUESTIONS: Contact Lauren Kessler by email or 301-230-7292   Co-Chairs: Andrew Friedson Phil Margolius   All ticket sales are final   Organizations with Group ticket blocks. If you are connected with one of these organizations, please purchase your ticket(s) through the below links in order to sit with that group. BBYO Berman Hebrew Academy Bethesda Jewish Congregation B'nai Israel B'nai Shalom Capital Camps Congregation Beth El Congregation B'nai Tzedek Congregation Etz Hayim Congregation Har Shalom Congregation Olam Tikvah Congregation Or Chadash Gesher Jewish Day School JCCGW Jewish Council for the Aging Kemp Mill Kesher Israel L’Chaim v’Yayin NVJSC Oseh Shalom Synagogue PJ Library Silver Spring Jewish Center Temple Beth Ami Temple Solel The Network Transitions Washington DCJCC Women's Philanthropy Young Leadership    

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