Federation’s Impact

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.

Jewish Education

Jewish Education

Providing accessible and affordable Jewish education to build and strengthen the Jewish community.

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Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable Populations

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

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Israel and Overseas

Israel and Overseas

Offering unwavering support for and education about Israel and 70 other Jewish communities around the world.

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Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Responding swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals and communities in crisis by delivering support, respite and relief.

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Inclusion

Inclusion

Building a welcoming and inclusive community for all by growing the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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Jewish Identity

Jewish Identity

Increasing opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life to offer members of our community a multitude of ways to embark on their Jewish journey.

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News & Updates

Between Us: Let’s talk about kvetching

In this week’s parasha, Beha’alotecha, the Israelites—after being in the wilderness for what seems like an eternity—are hungry, thirsty and uncertain about whether they will ever reach the Promised Land. They criticize Moses and Aaron’s leadership. They even wonder out loud if they were not better off as slaves in Egypt. And finally, we read, “The

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Between Us: Let’s talk about humility

This week’s portion, the first in the Book of Numbers, is called Bamidbar. The English title of this book comes from the census taken of the Israelites as commanded to Moses in this parasha. In Hebrew, the portion’s title means “in the wilderness,” an apt description of the spiritual and physical place in which the Jews

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Between Us: Let’s talk about being ready

This week’s double parasha, Behar-Bechukotai, finishes up the Book of Leviticus. We are told repeatedly of the choice between following God’s commandments and disobeying. With the former, we will live well; the latter choice will lead to disaster. Some reject the notion of cause and effect in following the commandments and their lot in life. After all,

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Between Us: Let’s talk about heroes

More than 175 years ago, Scottish-born philosopher Thomas Carlyle published “Heroes and Hero Worship,” a set of lectures he gave in 1840, arguing that individuals, not history per se, are the real reasons for human advancement. These specific individuals, whom Carlyle called “Heroes,” played outsized roles in the world’s advancement. Heroism – and hero worship

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Ways to Give

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

Join us in making a measurable impact
with immeasurable heart.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today. Contact Zach Briton, Campaign Director.

Directed Giving

Directed Giving

A direct gift will support the programs and partners most meaningful to you. Give to your passion. Contact Avital Ingber, Chief Development Officer.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving

Leave your legacy. Ensure that the programs you care about most remain vibrant and strong for generations to come. Contact Contact Hannah Olson, Director of Planned Giving.

Emergency Campaigns

Emergency Campaigns

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

Join us for Greater Washington’s third annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park!  Location: Nationals Park 1500 South Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003 (Metro & Parking) Time: Gates open at 11:30 a.m.  Pre-game fun begins at 11:30 a.m. First pitch, 1:35 p.m. Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets Free T-shirt with every ticket purchased! Questions:

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Israel YOUR Way 2017

October 22-29, 2017 Register Today! Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington on a journey through Israel – and optional trip add-on missions – like you have never experienced. Join us for one of our optional add-on missions:  Pre-Trip to Berlin Interfaith Mission to Israel First-Timers Mission to Israel Contact Ashley Appelman at ashley.appelman@shalomdc.org or 301-348-7320 for more information.

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