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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.

Accessible and affordable Jewish education is a critical component for building and strengthening a Jewish community.

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

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Unwavering support, advocacy for and education about Israel and 60 other Jewish communities around the world must be a cornerstone for our community.

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We must respond swiftly to address the immediate needs of individuals who find themselves in crisis.

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We must be a welcoming and inclusive community for all by expanding the ways in which individuals are invited and encouraged to participate in Jewish life.

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Expanding opportunities for meaningful connections to Jewish life enables members of our community a multitude of ways to build their Jewish journey.

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Between Us

A weekly message from Federation’s CEO, Steven A. Rakitt

  • Between Us: Let’s talk about a Joyous Passover

    Passover begins tonight, bringing an end to the frequent conversations and articles about “getting ready,” including the cleaning, the shopping, the preparations and of course, the relatives. Now what? What will we make of this extraordinary holiday, with its focus on freedom, dignity and self-determination? Surely, the soaring – and timeless – themes of Passover
  • Between Us: Let’s talk about Developing Leaders

    Shabbat this week contains the portion Metzora and – as the Shabbat before Pesach – is known as Shabbat Ha-Gadol. The parasha continues the discussion begun last week on an affliction of the skin which required the victims to be quarantined and returned to the community only after being cured. In an attempt to understand

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Ways to Give

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

Join us in making a measurable impact with immeasurable heart.

Reach influential, connected and engaged community members looking to support companies who care. Make an impact today. Contact Zach Briton, Campaign Director.
A direct gift will support the programs and partners most meaningful to you. Give to your passion.  Contact Avital Ingber, Chief Development Officer.
Ensure that the programs you care about most remain vibrant and strong for generations to come. Leave your legacy. Contact Contact Elan Burman, Director of Planned Giving.
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.

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In addition to giving directly to Federation, you can also give through the Combined Federal Campaign (Code 71158) and the United Way (Designation 8469).

Upcoming Events in the Greater Washington Area


Grand Slam Sunday

Save the Date for Greater Washington’s 2nd Annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park! 

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Save the Date for IsraelFest

Experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Israel at two family festivals in MD & NoVA. More details coming soon.

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