At Federation, 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.
Providing accessible and affordable Jewish education to build and strengthen the Jewish community.
Expanding services to the most vulnerable among us to meet the growing needs of at-risk populations locally, in Israel and around the world.
Offering unwavering support for and education about Israel and 70 other Jewish communities around the world.
Responding swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals and communities in crisis by delivering support, respite and relief.
Building a welcoming and inclusive community for all by growing the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.
Increasing opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life to offer members of our community a multitude of ways to embark on their Jewish journey.
Israeli women from the Ethiopian Jewish community pray during the Sigd holiday in Jerusalem, Israel, November 30, 2016. Photo Cred: Gali Tibbon, AFP The Ethiopian-Jewish community marks Sigd, a holiday of self-examination with prayers and fasting, broken with a ceremonial challah-style bread called dabo. Federation’s Senior Shlicha (Emissary) for Israel Engagement, Pnina Agenyahu shares herRead more
A message from Steven A. Rakitt and Robert Zahler It has been a month since Election Day. While we recognize that intense discussions are part of our country’s democratic process, we remain deeply concerned about continued — and even increasing — rhetoric espousing hate and bigotry from a variety of sources against many communities. In just the firstRead more
Funded by an Imagine Israel grant, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington joined the University of Maryland (UMD) Hillel to commemorate the Ethiopian Jewish holiday, Sigd. On December 1, Maryland Hillel hosted 50 students from Maryland Hillel, the Ethiopian Student Association at UMD and other on-campus Jewish groups to learn about and embrace the Sigd.Read more
Creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcomed and can be their authentic selves is important for the well-being of workers. According to the American Institute of Stress, “job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades.” Jeena ChoRead more
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Join us to bring comfort to the young patients and their families at Children’s National. You can help bring comfort to the young patients and their families as we create waiting room kits and host a collection for their book drive. We will learn about the wonderful things the hospital does for the children, fromLearn more
Make calls to fellow community members so we can raise funds that will build a stronger, more vibrant, welcoming Jewish community. Join us: Sunday, December 4 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tuesday, December 13 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM RSVP to PJ Edelman at PJ.Edelman@shalomdc.org or at 301-230-7235 by November 30. Don’t forget to bringLearn more