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.
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News & Updates
Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area
CityJews PopUp: Shabbat is a way for Jewish and interfaith couples and families with young children to connect and share the rituals of Shabbat together. Join us for a Shabbat experience with food, music, kids’ activities and topical conversation. We will provide a gourmet vegetarian Shabbat meal from a non-kosher caterer. We will also have plenty of challah and grape juice. Please let us know if you have food restrictions or allergies, and we will do our best to accommodate those! Friday, June 26 6:00 – 8:00pm Wonder Bread Factory 641 S St NW Washington, DC 20001 $18 per adult; children 8 and under free Bring your own bottle of wine or a non-alcoholic beverage to share Pre-registration required. Best for children 8 and under. Lead sponsors: Jewish Food Experience, Love and Religion, PJ Library Additional partners: Adas Israel Congregation, Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, Temple Sinai and Washington DCJCC
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.