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
News & Updates
Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area
Sunday, May 3 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a special opportunity to meet Holocaust survivors living in our community and share their life stories. This event is hosted in partnership with the Jewish Social Service Agency. A catered, Kosher lunch will be served. Register here Please bring a Giant Gift Card to be distributed to our most in-need survivor clients after the event. COUVERT: $25 The couvert is the fair market value of this event and is not tax-deductible. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Abraham S. & Minnie Kay Conference Center 6101 Executive Blvd North Bethesda, MD 20852 ABOUT JSSA: For more than 120 years, the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping individuals and families across the Washington metro area meet emotional, social and physical challenges. JSSA provides support to 30,000+ individuals and families annually through counseling, special needs services, hospice care and more. ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR FUND: In partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, JSSA created a joint community fund dedicated to supporting safety net services for Holocaust survivors in need. Funds from the UJEF Holocaust Survivors' Community Fund ensure safety net services like delivery of Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, transportation to medical appointments, emergency financial assistance, food cards, medication assistance and more.
Sunday, May 17 Inspire and empower local women in need as we prepare and serve them healthy and delicious meals N Street Village. Join the Jewish Food Experience and guest chef Kelsey Pitta (Sunflower Bakery Café Manager) at N Street Village. We will inspire and empower local women in need as we prepare and serve them healthy and delicious meals. $10 (for food and supplies) REGISTER: Shalomdc.org/NStreetVillage This event is designed for individuals 16 years and older. Sunday, May 17 1st shift: 8:15 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. 2nd shift: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 3rd shift: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. N Street Village 1333 N Street NW Washington, D.C. 20005 “Volunteering with JFE at N Street Village made a difference that was both immediate and real. It made me feel proud to be part of the DC Jewish community.” – Rachel W., past-volunteer About N Street Village: N Street Village is a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. The Village provides affordable rental housing, peer mentorship, leadership programs and critical services to holistically help each woman achieve her highest level of self-sufficiency. About Jewish Food Experience: The Jewish Food Experience (JFE) is an exciting initiative launched in 2012 by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington to bring people together through the universal language of Jewish food. JFE hopes to inspire the community to embrace Jewish culture, community and history with intriguing food stories by local chefs, innovative events around town and traditional recipes with a twist. Jewish Food Experience is made possible through a generous grant from The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s United Jewish Endowment Fund. For more information, please contact Missy Mandell by email or at 301-230-7261.