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
As you read these words, I am in Israel for meetings and looking forward to Shabbat dinner tonight with the Federation’s First Timers Mission, chaired by Bob and Holly Bloom. The mission participants are having extraordinary experiences, including Masada, Tel Aviv and just yesterday, meeting Lone Soldier Johnny Sayag, a Washingtonian who fought in this summer’s Gaza conflict. There’s nothing like seeing Israel for the first time, or, through the eyes of first timers.