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 Responsibility

    There are a lot of mitzvot mentioned in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei – 72 to be exact. The range of topics is staggering: from treatment of prisoners of war to the treatment of animals; from dealing with everyone from debtors to disobedient children. The message seems to be that in order to be
  • Let’s Talk About Justice

    This week’s parasha, Shoftim, contains the powerful phrase, “Justice, justice, shall you pursue.”

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


Grand Slam Sunday

Hey batter, batter…you’re up! Join us on Sunday, August 30 for Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park.

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Impact DC

Mark your calendar for Young Leadership’s 5th Annual Impact DC on Thursday, October 15. Join us to celebrate the incredible #impact our generation is making on the future of our community with an extraordinary night-to-remember.

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